Birmingham vs Middlesbrough
The Birmingham vs Middlesbrough match in the EFL Championship on 2nd Januari 2023 is set to be an entertaining affair. Both teams have been in strong form this season, but Birmingham have the edge overall.
Birmingham: Birmingham have been on an impressive run of form this season, currently sitting in fifth place and looking like one of the favourites to finish in the top two and gain automatic promotion to the Premier League. Their defense is their strongest asset, with goalkeeper Liam Ahern consistently impressing and the experienced centre-backs John Riley and Joe McCarthy providing the backbone.
Middlesbrough: Middlesbrough have been equally impressive this season, sitting just below Birmingham in sixth place. They have a strong offensive firepower, based around the attacking trio of striker Bradley Scott, winger Alex Burrows and creative midfielder Liam McDonagh.
On paper, Birmingham have the edge over their opponents. Their defence has been very impressive this season, while their offence has the potential to cause their opponents some problems. With the form both teams have been in this season, it could be a close and entertaining match.
Players to Watch
- Liam Ahern (Birmingham) – The goalkeeper has been in great form this season and will have a huge role to play if Birmingham are going to keep Middlesbrough out.
- Bradley Scott (Middlesbrough) – The striker has been in scintillating form this season and will be looking to add to his 15 goals so far this campaign.
- Alex Burrows (Middlesbrough) – Burrows has been a key player for Middlesbrough this season with his menacing runs down the right flank.