Middlesbrough v Millwall Betting Tips: 1, 2019-01-19

Championship Tips

MIDDLESBROUGH v MILLWALL
Championship
Saturday 19th January 2019
Kickoff: 1500hrs
Pick: Middlesbrough to win
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 1.91 (odds taken at 03:08 GMT, 19 Jan 2019)

Middlesbrough play host to Millwall on Saturday afternoon as the betting tips continue in the Championship at the Riverside Stadium, with the hosts looking to move closer to the automatic promotion places with a win here.

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Middlesbrough Prediction

Recent form has seen Middlesbrough collect three wins from their last five league matches in the English second tier with victories against Reading, Ipswich Town and Birmingham City, which has helped Tony Pulis’s side stay in touch with the teams above them as well as consolidate their current play-off position in 5th place.

Middlesbrough hold a five point cushion ahead of 7th placed Bristol City prior to this clash with Championship strugglers Millwall, and I daresay Boro will be desperate to make home advantage count here as they look to further improve a reasonable home record of 6-4-3 13/8.

Middlesbrough have seen an upturn in results as they’ve lost just once in their last five matches, but although there have been few goals at the Riverside Stadium, Pulis has encouraged his Boro side to have a solid defensive unit which has kept a total of 8 clean sheets from their 13 home matches to date.

Forwards Assombalonga (7 goals) and Hugill (5 goals) have provided the firepower up front for the hosts.

 

Key-Facts – Middlesbrough v Millwall

  • Middlesbrough have lost just once in their last 5 matches overall
  • Middlesbrough have kept a total of 8 clean sheets in 13 home matches
  • Millwall have kept just 1 clean sheet from their 13 away matches to date

 

Millwall Prediction

Millwall’s recent mini revival under manager Neil Harris was ended in abrupt fashion in last weekend’s 2-0 loss at home to Blackburn Rovers which sent Millwall closer to the relegation zone ahead of their long trip up to the north east this Saturday afternoon.

Millwall had previously strung together a promising three-match winning sequence over Reading, Nottingham Forest and Ipswich Town which had eased The Lions’ relegation fears and although they lost last time out, the London club still possess a valuable five point cushion ahead of the bottom three.

There’s no getting away from the fact that the visitors hold a poor record away from home though with stats of 1-3-9 13/25 which includes just the one win on the road at Ipswich Town last time on their travels, but they’ve managed just one clean sheet away from home all season which was their first away match of the season at Blackburn Rovers, ending in a 0-0 draw.

Betting Tips Verdict

These are the sort of matches that Middlesbrough need to be winning if they’re to push for automatic promotion, against a Millwall outfit who have mustered just one away win all term.


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