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Middlesbrough vs Birmingham prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 21st October 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham: Top free betting tips

Round 12 in the EFL Championship features Middlesbrough and Birmingham City fighting against each other to retain their winning form. The fixture will be played at Riverside Stadium on Saturday, 21 October. The Blues enter this game after defeating West Brom while Boro found three points against Sunderland in the second division.

Second-half prediction: Middlesbrough to win

Middlesbrough are in great shape by winning their previous four league outings in a row. Boro has also defeated Birmingham City in each of their last three H2H meetings. However, Middlesbrough were unable to find the back of the net in the first halves of their recent two fixtures. On the other hand, Birmingham City lost their last three road fixtures in a row. But the Blues didn’t allow goals at the back before the break in any of those visits. Therefore, we predict Middlesbrough to collect three points in this game by getting the lead in the second half.

Both teams to score prediction: No

Middlesbrough have limited Birmingham from scoring in two of their recent three H2H meetings. The Blues made two successive victories before this game at St Andrew’s. However, they have been unable to rattle the net in two of their recent three road fixtures, losing all three. On the other hand, the Boro have claimed three clean sheets in their previous four games while scoring goals in all of them. Based on these numbers, we predict only Middlebruogh to be able to score goals in this encounter.

Correct score prediction: 2-0 to Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough have rattled the net six times in their last three fixtures against Birmingham City. The Boro have also netted the ball more than once in each of their previous five matches in the EFL Championship and EFL Cup. On the other hand, Birmingham City have given away two goals per game in all of their recent three matches away from St Andrew’s. Following these numbers, we predict a 2-0 lead in favour of Middlesbrough before the full-time whistle.

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham: Form, recent games, and news

Middlesbrough preview

Middlesbrough extended their winning form in the EFL Championship against Sunderland with a comfortable 0-4 lead. After a terrible start to the season, Boro found four successive league victories to get them lifted to the sixteenth position after 11 rounds. A fully healthy squad add the advantage to manager Michael Carrick to help his team retain their winning form.

Birmingham preview

The Blues found their second consecutive victory against West Bromwich Albion in the EFL Championship with a 3-1 lead. Juninho Bacuna and Sanderson got Birmingham in the lead in the first half and Gary Gardner extended the score after the break. Alfie Chang is the only fitness issue in the squad to miss the upcoming fixture due to a knee injury. 

FAQs regarding Middlesbrough vs Birmingham

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham

Who is the Middlesbrough player to watch? Hayden Hackney.
Who is the Birmingham player to watch? Koji Miyoshi.
What was the last Head to Head result? 3-1 to Middlesbrough.

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