Jan 26, 2013 at 3pm UK at ​Turf Moor
Burnley
1-2
BirminghamBirmingham City
Wallace (56' pen.)
Wallace (27')
Marney (61')
FT(HT: 0-1)
Davies (21'), King (90')

Preview: Burnley vs. Birmingham City

Burnley manager Sean Dyche on the touchline during the match against Blackburn Rovers on December 2, 2012
© PA Photos
Sports Mole looks ahead to this weekend's encounter between Burnley and Birmingham City in the Championship.

Burnley can secure a third consecutive victory if they manage to upset Birmingham City on their travels this weekend.

The Clarets can edge nearer to the playoff places in the Championship table with a win at Turf Moor, while the Blues could move eight points clear from the relegation zone with maximum points.

Birmingham, who have had a stuttered start to the second half of the season, have not managed to claim a win in their last six matches in the league.

For Saturday's encounter, Burnley are likely to line up with a five-man midfield, which could include Chris McCann and Dean Marney, while Birmingham could bring in Nikola Zigic in place of Wade Elliott.

Recent form

Burnley: LWLWW

Birmingham: LDDLD

Possible starting lineups

Burnley: Grant; Trippier, Shackell, Edgar, Lafferty; Stanislas, Marney, McCann, Ings, Wallace; Vokes

Birmingham: Butland; Caddis, Caldwell, Davies, Robinson; Burke, Reilly, Gomis; Zigic; Redmond, Hall

Sports Mole says: 1-0

Birmingham striker Nikola Zigic celebrates a late equaliser against Brighton on January 19, 2013
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