Birmingham vs Middlesbrough Prediction & Match Preview

Birmingham vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 4th October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: St. Andrew’s Stadium (Birmingham).

Winless in each of their last three games, Birmingham and Middlesbrough will be desperate to put three points on the board when they lock horns at the St Andrews this Friday.

Our analysis favors Birmingham as slight favorites aided by some decent results at home as against the visitor’s poor show on the road.

Birmingham vs Middlesbrough Prediction

Boro won both games when they met Birmingham in last season’s Championship.

The double wins put Middlesboro on a 4-match winning as well as a 10-match unbeaten streak (6W, 4D) in this head-to-head fixture.

Birmingham’s last win at this stadium date back to 2010/11 season, they lost 2 and drew 4 since.

There has been no short of entertainment when these two meets at the St. Andrews, as 7 of the last 10 h2h fixtures producing over 2.5 goals, while 5 of the latest six saw both teams scoring.

Birmingham vs Middlesbrough Prediction

Both teams need a win for similar reasons, yet Birmingham walk into this game as slight favorites on the back of decent performances at home. Their four games so far at the St. Andrew’s Stadium this season saw 2 wins and a draw. The match they lost was against Preston, a team in exceptional form this season.

Middlesbrough is the shadow of the team led by Aitor Karanka in the promotion winning 2015/16 season and sit 2 spots above the relegation zone after managing just 2 wins from 10 games so far.

Boro produced a better performance when they met Preston on the midweek and earned a draw after being thrashed by Sheffield Wednesday 1-4. Both games were played at their own backyard and we must highlight the fact that they are win-less on the road this season. Finishing scoring chances is one of their main weakness and couple this with their troubles to protect lead put their opponents on top once again.

Birmingham on the other hand, score majority of their goals in the second half and they tend to dominate the game once they take the lead. Having lost 4 games in a row to Boro between 2017 and 2019, this is the better chance for the Blues to settle the score straight.

Birmingham vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips

  • Draw no Bet: Birmingham @ 1.68
  • Over 1.5 goals full-time @ 1.40 odd.