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Middlesbrough Birmingham betting prediction


Betting suggestion:

This game places in the field two teams that play offensive football, however, and looking at the moments it is possible to notice that Middlesbrough's players have an advantage. In addition, the home club occupies a more favorable position in the table, apart from the fact of presenting a more qualified squad. On the other hand, we hope that the visitors will take the opportunity to put into practice their strong counterattacks. Taking into account these factors, risking in favor of the "Over 2 Goals" market is a good option.
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Preview

Middlesbrough and Birmingham City meet at Riverside Stadium, in a match for the 24th round of the Championship. Middlesbrough got an away win by (1‑4), in the last league head‑to‑head, played in 19‑12‑2020. The head‑to‑head history at this stadium, favours the home team, since in the last 3 head‑to‑heads they won 2 and tied 1. Nevertheless, in the last head‑to‑head played at this stadium, for the Championship, on 21‑01‑2020, they tied (1‑1). A. Fletcher (81' ) scored for Middlesbrough and L. Jutkiewicz (27' ) for Birmingham City. Both teams register significant differences between home and away results, so the home/away factor is worth atention.

Analysis Middlesbrough

After 10 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses, the home team is in the 7th position, havinf won 36 points so far. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Wycombe Wanderers by (1‑3), after in the previous match they have lost (2‑1) an away match against Sheffield Wednesday. This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 5 wins, 4 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 17 goals scored and 17 conceded; against 9 wins, 2 draws and 4 losses at their stadium, with 26 goals scored and 16 conceded. They come to this match after a away loss against Brentford by (2‑1). For the league, Middlesbrough won 23 points out of 30 possible points, after 7 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 10 home matches.

In this competition, they have a sequence of 4 wins in the last home matches. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half‑time was the 0‑0 (5 out of 10 matches). They haven't been very strong defensively, since they have suffered goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, but their offense has scored frequently, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. They have conceded the first goal in 8 of their 22 matches for this competition, and have only turned the score around in 2.

Middlesbrough comes to this match after a 2-1 loss at Brentford, in a game counting for the FA Cup: the only goal of the team was signed by Sam Folarin. On the last round in the English second division, the home team beat Wycombe Wanderers (1-3). In this home game, coach Neil Warnock should remain convinced in his 4-3-3, where Chuba Akpom, Marcus Tavernier and Britt Assombalonga are the most offensive references of the team. For this game, the manager cannot count on Grant Hall, Marcus Browne and Ashley Fletcher, all with physical problems.

Confirmed Lineup: Marcus Bettinelli, Marc Bola, Lewis Wing, Anfernee Dijksteel, George Saville, Dael Fry, Marcus Tavernier, Paddy McNair, Sam Morsy, Marvin Johnson, Chuba Akpom.
Coach: N. Warnock.

Analysis Birmingham

The away team is currently in the 18th position of the league, with 23 points won, after 5 wins, 8 draws and 10 losses. In the penultimate match, they lost in a home match against Derby County, by (0‑4). In the last match, they lost in a home match against Blackburn Rovers, by (0‑2). This is a team that usually gets better results in away matches than at home, since in the last 30 matches they register 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses in away matches, with 9 goals scored and 16 conceded; against 3 wins, 3 draws and 9 losses at their stadium, with 12 goals scored and 23 conceded. In their last match, for the FA Cup, they got an away loss against Manchester City by (3‑0). In the last 10 away league matches Birmingham City has a record of 3 wins, 5 draws and 2 losses, so they have won 14 points out of 30 possible. In their away matches there are a few frequent results: at half‑time 0‑0 (7 out of 11 matches) and after the 90' 0‑0 (4 out of 11 matches). Defensive consistency hasn’t been their best feature, as they have conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 6 of the last 11 matches for this competition have ended ended with Under 1,5 goals. In 23 matches for this competition, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have never been able to turn the score around. In the last 11 away matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have conceded 4 of their 8 goals between minutes (76'‑90').

Birmingham City comes to this match with a 3-0 defeat at Manchester City, in a game counting for the FA Cup. In the last match for the championship, the visitors lost (0-2) to Blackburn Rovers. On this round against Middlesbrough, manager Aitor Karanka should privilege defensive organization and counterattacks by the aisles. Left-winger Jérémie Bela is the highlight of Birmingham City, with 2 goals and 4 assists.

Confirmed Lineup: Neil Etheridge, George Friend, Maxime Colin, Harlee Dean, Maikel Kieftenbeld, Jon Toral, Ivan Šunjić, Mikel San José, Jérémie Bela, Iván Sánchez, Scott Hogan.
Coach: Karanka.

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Frequently asked questions

👉 Which is the recommended bet for the Middlesbrough Birmingham City match?

The tip and bet suggestion for the Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City match, on 16 January 2021, of the preview written by the editors of Betting Academy Ghana, goes to: Handicap, Over 2 goals ⇒ odd 1.75 at williamhill.

👉 In which stadium will the Middlesbrough Birmingham City be played?

The Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City on 16 January 2021 will be played at Middlesbrough, Riverside Stadium.

👉 Which is the most voted bet for this match?

The most voted bet by tipsters at Betting Academy Ghana, for the Middlesbrough Birmingham City match, on the "match odds" market, was a win by Middlesbrough at with 84% of the tips.

 

Championship - 2020/2021

  • 68% 378 / 552 Games

  • Home team wins 41.8%
  • Draws 25.13%
  • Away team wins 33.07%
  • Over 1.5 66.93%
  • Over 2.5 39.68%
  • Over 3.5 16.67%
  • Goals 847
  • Goals /match 2.24
  • Goals /match home 1.22
  • Goals /match away 1.02
  • Both teams score 44.18%
  • Goals after 80' 17.59%
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