Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City Betting Tip Home Win -1 – 16 January 2021

Easy home win for in-form Boro

Hayden Coulson / Middlesbrough ©imago images / Action Plus 09.01.2021

Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City
16th January 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win -1
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 12/5 odds taken 1023 GMT, Friday 15 January

Saturday’s early kick off in the EFL Championship sees Middlesbrough and Birmingham City clash at the Riverside Stadium. Boro have been going great guns under the experienced Neil Warnock, with the North Yorkshire club sitting just a point adrift of the play-off places in seventh. Middlesbrough will be eyeing up an 11th league victory of the season on Saturday.

Bet at Bet365


Middlesbrough Preview – In-form Boro to add another three points to their tally?

At the time of writing, Middlesbrough are in seventh spot in the Championship with an impressive 36 points to their name. Overall, Boro have won ten, drawn six and lost six of their opening 22.

Having been knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup by Championship high-flyers Brentford last weekend, Middlesbrough can now fully focus on the league. The Teessiders have been in excellent form in the Championship of late, winning four of their last five. Boro kicked off 2021 with a good 3-1 win at Wycombe Wanderers.

Our betting prediction:
Middlesbrough to be winning at half time & full time

Bet at 22Bet


(odds taken 1031 GMT, Friday 15 January)

Middlesbrough have been outstanding at the Riverside in recent month, picking up six wins from their last seven on home soil. In fact, only Watford, Swansea City, Norwich City and Bournemouth have claimed more home points up until now. Middlesbrough will be looking for an eighth home league win of the season this Saturday.

Birmingham City Preview – Another tough day at the office for the Blues?

Former Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has had a tough time at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium this season. Birmingham City are down in 18th place at present, collecting just 23 points from 23 games. The Blues are only four points ahead of the bottom three.

Since back-to-back wins over Bristol City and Reading back in early December, Birmingham have gone on to lose six and draw one of their following seven league and cup games. The Midlands outfit ended 2020 with an embarrassing 4-0 home loss to Derby County before starting the New Year with a 2-0 home reverse to Blackburn Rovers.

Don’t miss out on other Betting Tips & Predictions

Football Betting Tips

Click here for more Betting Tips


Birmingham could do with a positive result at the Riverside at the weekend. However, the bookies are pricing the away win at 15/4, while you can get the draw at 12/5. City’s winless run could continue on Saturday.


Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City Betting Advice

When these two teams met at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium last month, Middlesbrough left with a comprehensive 4-1 win. Boro ran riot in the Midlands, with Lewis Wing (2), Britt Assombalonga and George Saville getting the goals. Last term, however, the Blues picked up four points from the two league meetings.


Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough won 4-1 at Birmingham just last month
  • Only one of the last eight meetings between the pair has ended level
  • Boro have won four of their last five Championship matches


In Warnock, Middlesbrough have the most experienced manager in the Championship. The 72-year-old is certainly getting the best out of his players, and we fancy Boro to seal a fifth win in six Championship matches on Saturday. Take a punt on the home side to win -1 at 12/5.

Six of Middlesbrough’s ten league wins this term have come with clean sheets. Put some money on Boro to keep Birmingham at bay in a 2-0 win at the Riverside.


The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City

Middlesbrough to win: 4/5 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Birmingham City to win: 15/4 at Bet365