Birmingham vs Middlesbrough prediction comes before the 11th Championship round matchup. This game will be played on Friday, October 4th, at St. Andrew’s Stadium in Birmingham, England. In this match preview, we bring you some valuable betting tips and correct score predictions based on the analysis of Birmingham and Middlesbrough!
Birmingham vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Before the season started, both Birmingham and Middlesbrough were thought of as potential dark horses of the Championship. But, after 10 round, neither of these sites seems capable of achieving much. Still, there’s plenty of time left till the end of the season and anything can happen. But, in order to finish the season near the top of the table, these teams will have to switch to the top gear.
At the moment, Birmingham have 13 points, which they got by winning four games and drawing one. They also lost five league games so far, three of which happened in the previous three rounds. Obviously, Birmingham are in a dreadful form, but they’re eager to put an end to it. Middlesbrough, who are also in a poor form, might seem like easy prey to Birmingham.
This team is also without a win for the past three rounds. They played a draw in the previous match and lost two games before. Their biggest problems is their away form. So far, they’ve played four matches on the road, but are still without a win. They lost two and played a draw two times as well.
What’s giving Middlesbrough a lot of confidence ahead of this duel is the fact that they have a fantastic record with Birmingham. They won each of their previous four meetings, after played draw three times in a row. Actually, the last time Birmingham won against Middlesbrough was back in March 2013.
All of this means that a close match is expected on Friday evening. Both teams are in a need of points and getting three points could bring a massive morale boost to the winning team. Still, it seems that for both teams, not losing this game is more important than winning it. This is why a draw seems like the most probable outcome.
Our Birmingham vs Middlesbrough prediction: Draw
Birmingham vs Middlesbrough correct score prediction: 1:1
Birmingham Form and Latest News
This team has lost three matches in a row, namely against Wigan, Derby, and Preston. They do have some problems with injuries, but most of their key men are fit and ready for Friday’s match.
Middlesbrough Form and Latest News
Same as Birmingham, Middlesbrough are also in a poor form. This team has played a draw with Preston in the previous round, but before that, they lost two games in a row. First, they lost to Cardiff, followed by a defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. When it comes to injuries, there are a few players struggling with fitness, but most of their key men are ready for the clash.
Birmingham vs Middlesbrough Predicted Lineups
Birmingham predicted lineup: Camp – Dean, Pedersen, Roberts, Colin – Crowley, Gardner, Davis, Villalba – Alvaro, Jutkiewicz
Middlesbrough predicted lineup: Randolph – Ayala, McNair, Shotton, Bola – Clayton, Johnson, Wing, Browne – Assombalonga, Fletcher
Other Birmingham vs Middlesbrough betting tips:
Under 2.5 goals @1.61
HT-FT X-X @4.50