Middlesbrough and Birmingham City collide on Saturday 16 January 2021, at the EFL Championship. The two teams stand on a distant position when comes to score spot. Middlesbrough beat Wycombe Wanderers by 3-1 in their last league game and gave the year a good start. As for Birmingham City, they are in the 19th position and just 4 spots up from elimination.
Birmingham lost to Blackburn in their previous Championship game by 2-0 and that was their 10th defeat in the season. Birmingham has just won 5 from 23 games so far. This is not a repeated history, rather Birmingham have better record while playing against. Birmingham also lost the game last weekend against Manchester City by 3-0 in the FA cup. A full force preparation and zeal would be required by the team to win against Middlesbrough today.
Middlesbrough have not lost any match against Birmingham on home soil since March 2013. In the previous 13 matches, Boro have lost only once to its opponent. Even though Birmingham has a better record of winning, the chance of winning the match is leaning towards Middlesbrough is seen previous performances. Neil Warnock’s has shown an excellent performance in the game. That’s by winning four of their last five games in the league.
The news is in the air that Ashley Fletcher is close to making a comeback from a hamstring injury. However, Marcus Browne is out after suffering a dislocated kneecap which he experienced while playing against Brentford. The prediction says that new players might be introduced in the game by Boro. However, Neil Warnock’s men have the superior attacking power and defensive nous pound-for-pound. The prediction still continues towards winning of Middlesbrough. Fans of both the teams have a high raised expectations. The rest is yet to be seen.