Our recommended bet for Wednesday’s clash at the Riverside Stadium comes in the form of a victory for visitors Birmingham.
A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £50 with Betway.
Middlesbrough are set to act as hosts on Wednesday, October 5th, when the relegation-battling Yorkshire outfit welcome Birmingham City to the Riverside Stadium for a Championship clash.
The two sides, whilst separated by just three points in England’s 2nd-tier, will head into the matchup fresh off altogether contrasting results in their respective returns to action on the back of the international break this past weekend.
Hosts Boro, for one, saw their early-season efforts to climb away from the relegation zone dealt a hefty blow.
This came as a trip to bottom-of-the-table Coventry City ultimately gave rise to a 1-0 defeat, owing to a strike on the part of Viktor Gyokeres.
And this result, which marked a 3rd defeat in five, evidently proved the final straw when it comes to the patience of those in a position of power at the Riverside Stadium.
As confirmed in an official statement across the club’s website and social media platforms in the early hours of Monday morning, manager Chris Wilder has been dismissed with immediate effect.
As a result, for Wednesday’s action:
‘Leo Percovich will take over first team affairs in the interim basis, assisted by Craig Liddle, Mark Tinkler and Lee Cattermole.’
Upcoming opponents Birmingham, in turn, will no doubt be hopeful of taking advantage of the uncertainty on the Boro bench.
The Blues themselves marked their post-international break comeback in impressive fashion, in clinching an unexpected point at top-of-the-table Sheffield United.
This came as Oli McBurnie’s opener was cancelled out by Troy Deeney 20 minutes from time, en route to an eventual 1-1 stalemate.
John Eustace’s troops, as a result, are now unbeaten in four straight league outings, a run which includes a pair of victories.
We at 101 are therefore backing Birmingham to ultimately emerge from the Riverside triumphant, on the back of a hard-fought 90 minutes.