March 12, 2012 by Blues Brother
Leicester City and Birmingham City play each other on Tuesday in what looks to be a vital must win game for both teams after they dropped points in each of their last two games .Leicester City will be looking to kick-start the last quarter of their season and close in on a play-off place with a win that would narrow the gap with their Midlands rivals .Birmingham City who dropped out of the play-offs at the weekend after managing only a draw with Coventry City at the Ricoh will be looking for much better after a disappointing run of results that has seen them only pick up 2 points from a possible 9 in their last 3 games .It could be an open game with both defences finding it hard to keep clean sheets of late so their could be a few goals for the fans to feast on under the floodlights of the King Power Stadium
Leicester City Boss Nigel Pearson will want to keep up the teams good home form at present and make it 5 unbeaten from last 5 at home and help the club close in on the play-offs .It looks very likely that Pearson will wield the axe on a few players after a disappointing display against Reading at the weekend in which he watched his team suffer a second away defeat in their last 2 games.
Pearson speaking after the defeat said
“The first half wasn’t good enough, our application wasn’t right and subsequently I will make changes,”
The Foxes boss could welcome back Paul Gallagher after injury but will still be missing Paul Konchesky who will be serving his last game suspension.
Birmingham City meanwhile will have David Murphy and Stephen Carr still out sidelined through injury and Jordan Mutch suspended after his sending off against Coventry City at the weekend otherwise the Blues boss Chris Hughton has a fully fit squad to pick from and will be looking for an improved performance and 3 points from his Play-off chasing team.
“I’m not going to lie, the last three league games have been disappointing,” said King.
“But there’s no-one in that dressing room who is down or upset about it.
“We know we have got to get back to the drawing board, work hard and get back to where we were.
Stats Head to Head : @ Leicester
Leicester City won 33… Birmingham City won 18… Drawn …12
Possible teams :
Leicester City : Schmeichel; Peltier, Morgan, St. Ledger, Kennedy, Gallagher , Danns, Wellens (c), Dyer; Beckford, Nugent.
Birmingham City : Myhill, Ramage, Caldwell, Davies, Spector, Burke, N’Daw, Fahey, Townsend, Zigic, King.
Referee : Mick Russell
Prediction : Leicester City 2 Birmingham City 2
By Blues Brother (Member of birminghamcityforum.co.uk).