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EFL: Stoke vs BCFC

In the context of the English Premier League only 4 rounds ahead, both Stoke City and Birmingham are racing in the relegation battle. Facing each other directly in this turn, both of course are not allowed to lose if they do not want to pay a very expensive price. But winning only 1 and wait and see who will be the name to have fun. 

Welcoming direct competitor Barnsley at home, the Stoke City players did not miss the opportunity to bury the opponent up to 4 goals. That jubilant victory was even more meaningful when helping them climb to the 20th position on the rankings with 46 points through 41 rounds. However, they are still only 1 point better than the red light group, which means Stoke City still needs to take chances to be able to reliably succeed. In recent rounds, Stoke City, although not so excellent, they are still showing their discomfort when unbeaten in the last 6/7 matches. Especially at home, Stoke City is making many teams in the first-class English playground, when 8/10 recent matches they all retain at least 1 point, including 6 victories. and 2 draws.

Just like its rivals, Birmingham are struggling to meet the relegation goals this season. After 42 rounds, they got themselves 49 points and 17th place in the rankings. The fact that Birmingham has been able to secure relegation for a long time. However, creating a safe distance from the previous dangerous group made Birmingham City subjective and immediately had to receive 3 consecutive defeats, calculated further than this team spent 11 games know the feeling of victory. It was the poor match that made Birmingham with the red light group with a gap down to 4 points. In addition, on the foreign land, all 5 march operations have been completed and lost in Birmingham. With such a disappointing performance, the door with their points is very small.