Middlesbrough vs Birmingham prediction, odds & betting tips 21/10/2023

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Middlesbrough - Birmingham

England Championship - Riverside

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham Best Predictions and Top Picks

Birmingham will debut a new manager ahead of an important Championship duel at Middlesbrough.

Both Teams to Score – Yes

  • Middlesbrough covered this bet twice in the past five games
  • Birmingham had two straight BTTS matches
  • One out of the previous five h2h meetings ended with both teams scoring

Draw

  • Middlesbrough is on a four-game winning streak
  • Birmingham won the last two league matches
  • Middlesbrough defeated Birmingham in their final three encounters

Latest Statistics and Current Odds for Middlesbrough vs Birmingham prediction

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

Head to Head

02/01/23

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

3

15/03/22

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

2

30/10/21

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

2

16/01/21

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

1

19/12/20

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

4

Last Five - Middlesbrough

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

2

W

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

04/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

D

23/01/24

England EFL Cup EFL Cup

Chelsea

Chelsea

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

6

1

L

Last Five - Birmingham

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

2

W

13/02/24

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Birmingham

Birmingham

0

1

W

09/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Birmingham

Birmingham

2

0

L

03/02/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Birmingham

Birmingham

1

0

L

27/01/24

England FA Cup FA Cup

Leicester

Leicester

Birmingham

Birmingham

3

0

L

Here are the odds put forth by the bookmakers for this Championship clash:

Middlesbrough odds: 4/5 (1.80) – 55.6%

Draw odds: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%

Birmingham odds: 5/1 (5.00) – 20%

Middlesbrough looks like the favorite and the expected winner in the latest Middlesbrough vs Birmingham odds provided by the bookies. The home team's probability of a win is at 55 percent which seems a bit high considering the form of both teams at this point of the season. Follow our football betting tips page for all the current offers around the markets and here are some tips for this Middlesbrough vs Birmingham game: The Second Half provides more goals than the first one is priced at 21/10 (2.10) – 47.6% while a Birmingham Win alongside the BTTS could get you odds up to 8/1 (8.00) – 12.5%.

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham Latest News, Team Information, and Lineups

Middlesbrough

Even though they are in the bottom half of the Championship standings, Middlesbrough has played terrifically lately and the international break was something that put a stop to their momentum for sure. The home team won the last four league matches. Lewis O'Brien remains on the sidelines.

Probable lineup: Dieng, Smith, Fry, McNair, Engel, Hackney, Barlaser, Jones, Crooks, Greenwood, Coburn.

Birmingham

Despite leading them to the sixth spot in the league, John Eustace was fired as coach of Birmingham City. The management quickly appointed Manchester United legend Wayne Rooney on a three-and-a-half-year deal. This game will provide us with a duel between two of United's former players with Michael Carrick being Middlesbrough's current manager. Lee Buchanan, Keshi Anderson, Ethan Laird, George Hall, and Tyler Robert are missing due to injury.

Probable lineup: Ruddy, Long, Emmanuel, Sanderson, Drameh, Bielik, Sunjic, Dembele, Miyoshi, Bacuna, Stansfield.

Player to Watch: Marcus Forss

The new talented prospect from Finland is one of the most efficient players for Middlesbrough this season. Marcus Forss scored twice and had the same number of assists this season while participating in eight games for the Championship side. Middlesbrough brought him last summer from Brentford.

Forss' form is even more impressive considering that he barely starts any games and played in about a third of all the minutes available this season. Interestingly, even though he was born and raised in Finland, his football journey started in England with West Brom youth side and he never left the country after that, ending, for now, at Middlesbrough.

Starting lineups

Starting lineups are usually released 60 minutes before kick-off.

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough
4-2-3-1
1
Seny Dieng
sn
2
Tommy Smith
gb
6
Dael Fry
gb
17
Paddy McNair
gb
27
Lukas Engel
dk
4
Daniel Barlaser
gb
7
Hayden Hackney
gb
11
Isaiah Jones
gb
25
Matt Crooks
gb
29
Sam Greenwood
gb
19
Josh Coburn
gb
Substitutes
23
Tom Glover
au
15
Anfernee Dijksteel
sr
16
Jonny Howson
gb
24
Alex Bangura
nl
21
Marcus Forss
fi
10
Morgan Rogers
gb
3
Rav Van den Berg
nl
18
Sam Silvera
au
9
Emmanuel Latte Lath
ci

Birmingham

Birmingham
4-3-3
21
John Ruddy
gb
12
Cody Drameh
gb
5
Dion Sanderson
gb
26
Kevin Long
ie
23
Emmanuel Longelo
gb
20
Gary Gardner
gb
6
Krystian Bielik
pl
34
Ivan Sunjic
hr
28
Jay Stansfield
gb
9
Scott Hogan
ie
17
Siriki Dembele
gb
Substitutes
10
Lukas Jutkiewicz
gb
19
Jordan James
gb
1
Neil Etheridge
ph
7
Juninho Bacuna
cw
4
Marc Roberts
gb
11
Koji Miyoshi
jp
44
Emanuel Aiwu
at
45
Oliver Burke
gb
49
Romelle Donovan
gb


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