Paul Caddis explains why he's confident Birmingham can beat Sheffield Wednesday this weekend

The clash pits two of the sides chasing a play-off place in the Championship.

Paul Caddis believes that Birmingham can be confident of getting a result from their important clash against Sheffield Wednesday this Saturday due to their record against the sides above them this season, the Birmingham Mail reports.

This weekend's encounter at St Andrew's sees the two sides directly below the top six go up against each other, both of whom find themselves just one point off the play-off places. And while some may find the prospect of the game somewhat daunting - given the significance of the contest to both sides' promotion hopes - Caddis explained that the Blues seem to relish such important fixtures.

"I know there will be a lot of press about the two of us trying to get to the play-offs - like there was against Ipswich and we came through that, so why can't we come through next week," he told the Mail.

"We tend to play slightly better against the better teams. It's always been the way since I have been at the club, I don't know why."

In their last three games, Gary Rowett's men have come up against two of the sides that currently sit inside the division's top six. And they came away from the games with two fantastic victories, beating both Derby and Ipswich 3-0.

And while the 27-year-old feels that the side can take a tremendous amount of belief into the game due to their impressive record, they can also arguably take some confidence from the Owls' own record against the top sides in the league.

Carlos Carvalhal's men have not beaten a single side above them in the table this season, and while the Blues are actually just below them - and Wednesday won the corresponding fixture between the pair comfortably in December -  Caddis will be hoping that the Owls are once again unable to get the job done when they come up against one of the stronger teams in the division.

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