Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth Betting Tip Away Win & BTTS – 18 December 2021

Cherries to secure much-needed three points at Riverside

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Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth
18th December 1230hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Away Win & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 9/2 odds taken 2009 GMT, Thursday 16 December

On Saturday afternoon, Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough and Scott Parker’s Bournemouth go head-to-head at the Riverside Stadium in an intriguing EFL Championship fixture. Boro are unbeaten in three, while the Cherries have picked up just one win from their last seven. Parker has made a fine start at the Vitality Stadium, but Bournemouth could certainly do with a win. In our in-depth betting preview, check out the best odds and predictions.

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Middlesbrough Preview – Will Boro extend unbeaten run to four?

Middlesbrough have had a topsy-turvy season so far, winning eight, drawing six and losing eight of their opening 22 league matches. The North Yorkshire club are in ninth place, five points adrift of the play-off spots.

After a 1-1 draw at West Bromwich Albion in early November, Neil Warnock left his post at the Riverside. Former Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder took over. Wilder has started Boro life with two wins, two draws and one defeat from five.

Our betting prediction:
Bournemouth to win 2-1

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(odds taken 2011 GMT, Thursday 16 December)

Middlesbrough head into this one unbeaten in three. After back-to-back wins over Huddersfield Town and Swansea City, Wilder’s side drew 0-0 with Stoke City at the bet365 Stadium last time out.

Middlesbrough are starting to build some momentum as we enter the hectic festive schedule. Can they stretch their undefeated run to four games with a positive result on home soil on Saturday afternoon?

Bournemouth Preview – Cherries to pick up first away win since October?

Bournemouth are without a win in five. They started the season like a house on fire under new boss Scott Parker, but the Cherries have picked up just one victory from their last seven Championship games.

After successive stalemates with Millwall, Coventry City and Fulham, Bournemouth were beaten at home by in-form Blackburn Rovers last weekend. Despite their slump in form, the Dorset outfit are still flying high in second, though the gap has closed on the teams directly below them.

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Parker’s troops have not won away from home since a 2-0 triumph at Reading in October. Can they get back on track with a massive three points on the road this Saturday?


Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth Betting Advice

At the end of last season, Bournemouth picked up an important 3-1 home victory over Middlesbrough at the Vitality Stadium, with Philip Billing, Jefferson Lerma and Dominic Solanke getting the goals. At the Riverside Stadium several months earlier, the pair played out a 1-1 draw, as Marcus Browne’s late effort cancelled out Solanke’s first-half opener.


Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough have taken seven points from a possible nine
  • Bournemouth have won just one of their past seven games
  • The Cherries have won three and drawn one of the last four meetings


Wilder is beginning to stamp his authority at the Riverside, and Boro will be gunning for a third win in four games this Saturday. Bournemouth have hit a bad patch of form, but their squad is glittered with Premier League quality, and one win could turn things around.

In truth, this could go either way, but we fancy Bournemouth to edge an entertaining encounter at the Riverside. Take a punt on the away win and both teams to score at 9/2. We also like the look of the generous odds of 9/1 for Bournemouth to run out narrow 2-1 winners.


The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth

Middlesbrough to win: 13/8 at Bet365
Draw: 9/4 at Bet365
Bournemouth to win: 13/8 at Bet365