Middlesbrough – Birmingham Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 21.01.2020

Middlesbrough – Birmingham Prediction

ENGLAND: Championship – Round 29. Middlesbrough – Birmingham Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips.

Middlesbrough – Birmingham Prediction

  • Middlesbrough’s 1-0 defeat at Fulham last time out was their second consecutive loss (in all competitions), though they did record a five-game unbeaten run in the league prior (W4, D1). Despite this, the hosts should feel confident at home where they remain unbeaten in all competitions since October (W4, D4).
  • In general, Championship games here at the Riverside have been tame affairs this season, producing a league-low 1.93 average total goals per match. Furthermore, half of Middlesbrough’s Championship home games have seen a goalless first half (HT: W5, D8, L1).
  • Conversely, Birmingham City have conceded an equaliser in the last three league games in which they struck first (W1, D1, L1). Each of their previous six in all competitions have now seen both teams score (4.0 total goals per match on average) – though half of their away league games this term have also witnessed a goalless opening ‘45 (HT: W2, D8, L4).
  • Only four sides have received more than Birmingham’s 56 yellow cards this term (2.0 per match on average). Moreover, the ‘Blues’ have received ten yellow cards across their last three Championship away games – seven of which came after half-time.
  • Players to watch: In-form Ashley Fletcher has scored in the 15 minutes following half-time in two of Middlesbrough’s last four home games.
  • Birmingham’s top-scorer Lukas Jutkiewicz (eight goals) could become the fourth ex-Boro player to score against them this season – he netted within five minutes in their last away victory.
  • Stat attack: Middlesbrough have failed to win two of the last four home games in which they led at half-time (W2, D2).
  • Birmingham have failed to score in their last four visits to Teesside (D1, L3), Pep Clotet will be the fifth manager in as many visits.
  • Thirteen of Birmingham’s 24 conceded away league goals have arrived beyond the 60th minute (54.17%).

ENGLAND: Championship – Round 29
Middlesbrough – Birmingham
Kick-off: January 21, 20:45
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: [email protected]10Bet
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