Birmingham – Middlesbrough, Championship Prediction
ANALYSIS AND PREDICTION FOR BIRMINGHAM - BORO
Birmingham risked the appointment of a relatively young Spanish specialist with little or no career experience and none in England. It’s about the new coach of the team Pep Clotet. Birmingham play very well in some matches and in others are unknowingly weak. Certainly the Spaniard will need time, but the Birmingham class is not high enough at the moment. The truth is, they are average in the league. They are currently in a series of 3 consecutive losses and their form is not good.
Boro’s situation has worsened in recent years. From a team that plays in England’s elite, struggling to get back because of relegation, it has come to the point that Middlesbrough can’t even get to the top half of the table at the moment. What’s more, Boro is really struggling to survive. The truth is, the leadership is not staffing enough. They have appointed some strong coaches over the years who have not reaped success because of poor selection.
Expert view : We think the match will be even. Both teams are in poor form and have problems in the front positions. It is difficult for them to create chances and be creative and innovative in building attacks. The tension in both clubs is high. They are full of problems and we think this match will be cautious. In recent years, there have often been fewer goals in the matches between Birmingham and Boro. We already mentioned that these two teams have slightly more stable defenses and relatively weak attacks. Prediction – Under 2.5 goals at 1.64.
8 of the last 10 Birmingham home games have finished with under 2.5 goals
6 of the last 8 games between Boro and Birmingham have finished with under 2.5 goals
BIRMINGHAM TEAM NEWS
Josh McEachran (0/0 M), Jefferson Montero (2/0 M), Maikel Kieftenbeld (0/0 M) are out. Cheick Keita (0/0 D), Jonathan Grounds (0/0 D), Agustin Medina (1/0 M) are under question.
MIDDLESBROUGH TEAM NEWS
George Friend (1/0 D), Rudy Gestede (3/0 F), Hayden Coulson (2/0 D) are out. Jonny Howson (6/0 M) is under question.