Middlesbrough vs Birmingham
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 16 January 2021
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Middlesbrough has lost only one of their last five matches in the campaign as of late. Overall, they have picked up 36 points from 10 wins and 6 draws in their 22 league appearances this season.
The 1-3 win on the road against Wycombe last time out will improve the morale of the players as they bounced back from a loss soon enough in their schedule.
Birmingham extends their winless streak in the league to six games in a row. Within that run, there has been only one draw in it and they haven’t scored in the recent three fixtures.
The Blues have picked up 23 points from 5 wins and 8 draws in their 23 league clashes until now. They are on a two-game losing streak in the campaign, following a 0-2 loss at home against Blackburn.
Middlesbrough vs Birmingham Head-to-head (h2h)
- Only one of their last seven meetings has ended in a draw.
- Both teams have scored goals in their recent four fixtures.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-4 away win for the Boro.
- The host has recorded four of the last five overall wins.
- The visitor has won only one of their last 13 matches since 2013.
Middlesbrough vs Birmingham Prediction
Middlesbrough is in decent form in the campaign, and facing a team from the bottom region of the table will be their best chance to yield some more points in the campaign.
The host also enjoys the ground advantage in the game, and with four wins in the last five clashes, the match doesn’t seem to go away from them. The Boro has averaged 1.2 goals in the league so far this season, and hence we can expect a couple of goals since they are hosting a weaker side.
Visiting on the back of a winless streak in the championship, Birmingham is not likely to trouble the host in the middle. So, the tip for over 1.5 goals from the goals area and a home win in full-time will probably be the best bets for the punters in the encounter to yield decent returns.
Middlesbrough vs Birmingham Betting tips
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.44 (4/9).
Full-time result: Middlesbrough @ 1.80 (4/5).