A Good Week for Birmingham City
And they didn't even take the field
Ahead of a crucial game against Birmingham City Sunday, Rotherham United had the daunting task of playing not one but two midweek games to catch up on the games they still have in hand. They won the first Tuesday evening 3-1 against Queens Park Rangers, but today lost 1-0 against Coventry City, who occupied the final safe spot in the standings heading into the game.
That’s good and moderately bad news for Birmingham City. With the loss, Rotherham are now 6 points behind the Blues with only 2 games in hand. And with an exhausting schedule this week, travelling to a rejuvenated and rested Birmingham team means that the Blues should be favored this weekend.
On the downside, with the win Coventry City nudged Birmingham into 19th place, but by the thinnest of margins: they lead on the second tiebreaker (goals for).
To escape relegation, the Blues now need to take 6 points from their last 5 games.