Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City Betting Tip Home Win 2-1 – 21 January 2020

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Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City
21st January 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win 2-1
Bookmaker Bet365
Odds: 8/1 odds taken 2008 GMT, Monday 20 January

There’s midweek action in the EFL Championship to look forward to, with four games taking place. On Tuesday night, Jonathan Woodgate’s Middlesbrough and Pep Clotet’s Birmingham City go head-to-head at the Riverside Stadium. Can Boro get back to winning ways on home soil? Check out our betting preview with the latest odds, tips and predictions.

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Middlesbrough Preview – Can in-form Boro return to winning ways in midweek?

Jonathan Woodgate’s Middlesbrough have really turned a corner of late. Before falling to a narrow defeat to Fulham at Craven Cottage last Friday night, Boro had won four and drawn one of five in the league. The club are now ten points clear of the drop zone.

Middlesbrough have been excellent at the Riverside lately, unbeaten in their previous eight league and cup matches (four wins, four draws). In fact, Boro have lost just one of their last ten at home in all competitions; with that sole defeat coming to current league leaders West Bromwich Albion in October.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 2050 GMT, Monday 20 January)

After losing at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in an Emirates FA Cup replay and then falling to a narrow defeat at Craven Cottage in the Championship, Middlesbrough will want to strike back with three points at home on Tuesday.

Birmingham City Preview – Can the Blues make it back-to-back away wins in the Championship?

Pep Clotet’s Birmingham City have found life tough going in recent months. Despite a promising start, the Blues have gone off the boil, winning only one of their last eight in the Championship. Last weekend, they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Cardiff City.

Birmingham’s last two wins in the league have come away from St Andrew’s. In their previous away fixture, goals from Lukas Jutkiewicz and Gary Gardner gave the Blues an invaluable 2-1 victory against Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

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Birmingham are down in 18th place at the moment, a point and a place behind Middlesbrough ahead of the midweek clash at the Riverside. Clotet’s boys are the second favourites in this one, but can City return to the Midlands with three points in the bag?


Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City Betting Advice

Middlesbrough have recovered expertly well from a woeful start to their season. However, they still have work to do. Boro have been very strong on home soil in recent months, and they will be targeting another home win on Tuesday night.


Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough are unbeaten in eight league and cup home games (four wins, four draws)
  • Birmingham have won just two of their last 14 in the Championship
  • Boro have not lost at the Riverside Stadium since October


Birmingham have struggled of late, picking up just two Championship wins since October. Tuesday’s trip to Teesside will no doubt be another tough fixture for the Midlands outfit.

The Blues picked up a 2-1 win when the pair locked horns at St Andrew’s back in October, with Odin Bailey scoring a late winner for the home team. I fancy the tables to be turned on Tuesday, so take a punt on Middlesbrough to win 2-1 at 8/1.


The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Birmingham City

Middlesbrough to win: 6/5 at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Birmingham City to win: 12/5 at Bet365