Birmingham City welcome Middlesbrough to St Andrew’s for Saturday’s Championship kick-off. Garry Monk’s side have remained unbeaten since mid-December but their tendency to draw games sees them four points behind the playoff places. Middlesbrough, meanwhile, have gone through a mixed run of form with a couple of defeats in the same period but they are…
Birmingham City FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Betting Tips for the game
Birmingham managed a 1-1 draw against Sheffield Wednesday in their first league game of 2019. The Blues were ousted from the FA Cup after a 2-0 defeat on the road to West Ham United.
Middlesbrough managed a 1-1 draw in their most recent league meeting against Derby County on New Year’s Day. Boro managed to progress to the FA Cup fourth round after a comfortable 5-0 triumph over Peterborough United.
Birmingham’s last meeting against Middlesbrough was at the Riverside Stadium in August 2018 when the latter on by a 1-0 scoreline. The previous encounter at St Andrew’s saw Middlesbrough come up triumphs by the same score. Our betting tips and predictions fancy a draw.
Birmingham City FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Match odds
Middlesbrough are given a price of 2.87 for the win while Birmingham are backed at 2.70 for the same result. Boro have not played to the best of their abilities in recent months but they have still fared impressively on the road with just one defeat since October. Nonetheless, a draw appears the likelier result with Boro unlikely to exhibit their dominance with their average scoring record. Our preview fancies a draw.
Birmingham City win odds: 2.70
Middlesbrough win odds: 2.87
Birmingham City FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Correct Score odds
Birmingham have netted eight goals in the past five matches at St Andrew’s and they should fancy finding the scoresheet against Middlesbrough, who have kept just one clean sheet in the last five games on the road. Boro come into the clash having scored at least once in the previous five away trips. Our correct score prediction would back a 1-1 draw.
Birmingham City FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Birmingham have improved defensively as the season has progressed and they have witnessed under three goals in the past three matches. A similar outcome should be witnessed this weekend, given they will be up against Middlesbrough, who possess the league’s best defence without overly impressing with their scoring prowess. Our total goals prediction fancies less than 2.5 goals.
Birmingham City FC vs Middlesbrough FC – First Goalscorer odds
Che Adams has been hugely influential towards Birmingham’s form this term and he has netted 12 goals in the Championship including three in the past five matches. The 22-year-old has showcased a keen eye for goal this campaign with 68% of his shots being on target. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Adams.
Birmingham City FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Draw at 3.00
Total goals under 2.5 at 1.50