In order to gain a victory that allows him to regain confidence, the cast of Briminghan City is visited by one of the candidates to ascend to the Premier, such as Newcastle United, at stake at St. Andrew’s Stadium, For the third round of the FA Cup.
Things are not right at Birmingham City FC store, it is true that the team was outside the play off area under the command of Garry Rowett, but was only out of goal difference, and now that they decided to remove him from the post Coach things have gone worse, since with his successor Gianfranco Zone, have dropped to the thirteenth box with 7 points that separate them from the promotion zone, because Zola has not yet won after being in charge of 4 games Competitive.
For their part, led by Rafa Benítez have had a small fall, the cast of Newcastle United comes from losing 1-0 in his visit to Blackburn Rovers, adding his second victory in his last three games, which has led to Brighton & Hove Albion take the first place in the English Championship but this does not discourage magpies, who are the clearest favorites to win the tournament this season.
It is true that for Rafa Benítez winning the FA Cup is not a priority, but it is a very good opportunity for players to regain confidence and morale for the season closing.
Needless to say, the numbers favor Newcastle in direct clashes with Birmingham, to the point that they are unbeaten in the last 5 games with 4 wins and a draw, being the last time they met in December 2016 at St. James Park , Which ended in a comfortable 4-0 victory for the Magpies.
And if we have to refer to a global record, the Birmingham squad only managed to win once in 13 games, yes, being this victory in their last match of the FA Cup in 2007, which ended in a score of 5-1 .
It is true that playing tour is difficult for any rival, but we are confident that Newcastle United should stay with the game, possibly make some variants, but has hungry young men in their squad who are desperate to impress their managers, The fee for his victory is more than good.