Middlesbrough have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Birmingham; they’ve never previously won 37 league games in a row against the Birmingham.
Birmingham have won just two of their 12 England Championship away games against Middlesbrough (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Middlesbrough and Birmingham have finished level, with the Middlesbrough winning 50 to Birmingham four. Only Middlesbrough v Birmingham and Middlesbrough v Birmingham have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Middlesbrough have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Middlesbrough winning 29 of their 15 such games (12%). Meanwhile, only Birmingham (79%) have a lower such win rate than Birmingham (78% - 72%).
Middlesbrough haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Middlesbrough went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Birmingham are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 64 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Middlesbrough in 16/01/2021.
Middlesbrough have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 94 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 79 matches in the competition.
Birmingham boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Middlesbrough, since winning his very first such encounter with Middlesbrough in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Middlesbrough has been involved in 27 of Middlesbrough’s 12 shots in the England Championship so far this season (30 shots, 38 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 31 efforts last time out against Middlesbrough (71 shots, 20 chances created).
Birmingham has been involved in six goals in his 16 England Championship games against Middlesbrough (18 goals, 60 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 72 vs Birmingham).