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Middlesbrough vs Birmingham Tips & Predictions - Home win backed in the Championship

  • Middlesbrough vs Birmingham betting tips for the Championship fixture 
  • The match takes place at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday (12:30 GMT)
  • Middlesbrough have won 4 of their last 5 league matches
  • Birmingham have lost 6 of their last 7 in all competitions
  • The best betting tips for the game is for Middlesbrough to win
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Birmingham have lost 6 of their last 7 matches (Getty Images).

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham Prediction

A Middlesbrough win is my tip in this match, with the stats featured below making it the obvious selection in this match.

  • Middlesbrough have won 4 of their last 5 matches (English Championship).
  • Middlesbrough have won their last 4 home matches (English Championship).
  • Middlesbrough have won 3 of their last 4 home matches to nil (English Championship).
  • Birmingham have lost 6 of their last 7 matches (all competitions).
  • Birmingham have failed to score in their last 4 matches (all competitions).
  • Birmingham have lost 2 of their last 3 away matches (all competitions).

Head to Head

Birmingham have 45 wins in this fixture to Middlesbrough’s 37. There have also been 36 draws played out between the two.

Middlesbrough won the most recent meeting 4-1 when the two sides met less than a month ago.

Middlesbrough Form

Middlesbrough are in excellent form in the Championship and have moved to within a point of a playoff berth.

Neil Warnock’s team have won four of their last five league games, starting with three straight wins against Millwall, Luton and Saturday’s opponents Birmingham. That was followed by a surprising 2-1 defeat away to Sheffield Wednesday.

Boro did get back to winning ways in their last league match though, beating Wycombe 3-1 away from home. Marcus Browne, Marcus Tavernier and Chuba Akpom all got on the scoresheet.

Middlesbrough Team News & Injuries

Middlesbrough will be without defender Grant Hall and striker Ashley Fletcher due to injury. 

Birmingham Form

Birmingham are in terrible form coming into this weekend, losing six of their last seven matches in all competitions.

Former Boro boss Aitor Karanka will already be feeling the pressure to produce results after losing to Watford, Cardiff, Middlesbrough and drawing with Nottingham Forest. 

That draw was followed up by 4-0 and 2-0 home defeats to Derby and Blackburn respectively.

The FA Cup proved to be no relief for Birmingham as they lost 3-0 away to Manchester City. They found themselves 3-0 down inside 33 minutes before the Premier League side took their foot off the gas in the second half.

Birmingham Team News & Injuries

Birmingham’s injury list features Kristian Pedersen, Marc Roberts, Gary Gardner and Alen Halilovic.

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham FAQs

What is the best bet for Middlesbrough vs Birmingham?

The best bet for Middlesbrough vs Birmingham is a Middlesbrough win. Middlesbrough have won 4 of their last 5 league matches; Birmingham have lost 6 of their last 7 games in all competitions.

Where can I watch the Middlesbrough vs Birmingham live stream online?

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Where is Middlesbrough vs Birmingham being played?

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham is being played at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England.

When does Middlesbrough vs Birmingham kick off?

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham kicks off at 12:30 GMT on Saturday 16 January 2021.



Middlesbrough are expected to make it five wins in six against a Birmingham side that have lost six of their last seven. I’m backing Boro to add another three points to their chase of the playoffs.

Best Bet: Middlesbrough Win Full Time Result @-117.65 at William Hill - 5 Units
Value Bet: Boro Win To Nil Win To Nil @175.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 3 Units

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