Middlesbrough v Fulham Betting Tip Under 2.5 goals – 26 October 2019

Goals in short supply at Riverside

EnglandMiddlesbrough vs FulhamEngland
26th October 1500hrs
Football – England – Championship
Pick Under 2.5 goals
Bookmaker Marathonbet
Odds: 49/50 odds taken 2000 GMT, Friday 25 October)

Jonathan Woodgate and his Middlesbrough team are in desperate need of three points as they bid to stay out the relegation zone. Fulham are their visitors and the Cottagers are looking to move closer to the automatic promotion spots.

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Middlesbrough Preview – Can ‘Boro bring an end to their dire run of form and record a first win in seven matches?

The majority, if not all, of Middlesbrough supporters were happy to see the back of Tony Pulis last season following their failure to win promotion. It was not only failing to go up but also the style of play under Pulis which meant he was unpopular. His successor, although something of a surprise, was a popular appointment being that Woodgate was such a good player when at the club and is also a local boy. That goodwill is being put to the test though as ‘Boro have been extremely poor this season and find themselves fourth bottom. With a couple of the teams below them starting to pick up results it is a nervous time for Middlesbrough who could easily be in the bottom three come the end of this weekend.

It’s now six games without a win for ‘Boro with four losses in that time. They have hit a blank in three of those games including most recently away to Huddersfield. Woodgate will be relatively happy with that point, however, as it came away against a team directly below them in the table and one who are improving. On a slightly more encouraging note for ‘Boro is that both their victories this season have come at home. They will be looking to add to a pair of 1-0 wins against Reading and Wigan with victory here.

Fulham to win 1-0

Fulham Preview – Will Fulham take the three points back to London with them and keep tabs on the league leaders?

As has come to be the case under these owners, there has been significance investment in this Fulham squad with a view to bringing success to the Cottage. Last year that was to make an impact on the Premier League and this season it’s with a view to getting them back to the top-flight. Scott Parker is another example of former player proving to be a popular appointment as manager with the club’s supporters. He is doing considerably better than his opposite number at the weekend but that’s probably to be expected considering their respective starting points and resources at his disposal.

Parker will be happy enough with his team’s position but also knows that a playoff finish is the minimum expectation. The top half of the Championship is as competitive and close as it’s ever been and the Cottagers are very much part of it. Just four points behind leaders West Brom following the midweek card, Fulham are looking to ensure that’s the minimum they are behind come the end of this weekend. The win over Luton makes it three wins in their last five games.

Key-Facts – Middlesbrough vs Fulham

  • Jonathan Woodgate is finding life very difficult as a manager and he could see his team in the relegation zone come the end of the weekend
  • Fulham are currently one of four clubs tied on points for 6th place but only four off leaders West Brom
  • No team has scored less home goals in the league than Middlesbrough who have managed only five in seven matches

Middlesbrough vs Fulham Betting Advice

One of the hopes of ‘Boro fans when changing the manager was their team would score more goals, especially at home. That has no been the case and they are actually the lowest home scorers in the league with five in their seven games. Overall, nine of their 13 league games have had two or fewer goals in them in total. Fulham score plenty but they get most of their goals at home and have scored just eight in their six away matches with four of them coming in the one game.

In recent times this has been a low-scoring game with six of the last seven league games all going under 2.5 goals. ‘Boro are definitely trying to shore things up in defence since losing four at home to Sheffield Wednesday and will be wary of Fulham’s attack in this one. Another low-scoring affair looks likely.