On Tuesday night, Birmingham City will host Swansea City with the goal of climbing the Championship standings.
Despite the visitors to St Andrew’s having lost their last three games, opponents Swansea are only two points above them in ninth place.
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Birmingham was predicted to be a serious contender for relegation once more given the instability off the field, especially after what appeared to be a hasty hiring of John Eustace.
However, Blues have been the fourth-best performing team since September, accumulating 22 points from 12 games while giving up a league-high eight goals.
Swansea, Tuesday’s opponents, are third during the same time frame, therefore it should be noted that Birmingham has played with more resiliency and cohesion, with their only two losses occurring away at Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers by one-goal margins.
Scott Hogan scored for the eighth time this season as Birmingham defeated Stoke City on Saturday after making the little trip to the Potteries.
Birmingham is now only four points away from the playoffs after victories over Queens Park Rangers, Millwall, and Stoke combined for seven points.
In terms of Swansea, they had previously put together a run of seven victories from nine games, but now they seem to be losing their way.
Swansea came home to face struggling Wigan Athletic on Saturday seeking to win for a fifth straight game in their backyard after two unsuccessful away games.
Russell Martin, though, saw his team fall behind after just 16 minutes; a point was only saved by a penalty six minutes from the end.
Although the Welsh team is still only two points out of the playoffs, they have only kept one clean sheet in their last nine games, and they won’t want to enter the break before the World Cup to a five-match losing run.
All three outcomes are feasible on Tuesday because Swansea has the ability to get back on track. The Blues, who are playing with a level of cohesion that may eventually position them as promotion prospects, cannot be disregarded, though.