Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City Betting Tips & Predictions

Bluebirds to leave Riverside with a point?

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Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City
13th September 1945hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw
Bookmaker bet365
Odds: 11/4 odds taken 1902 GMT, Monday 12 September

Middlesbrough and Cardiff City clash in EFL Championship action at the Riverside Stadium on Tuesday night. Both teams have had tough starts, though Boro have won their last two at home and are unbeaten in the league at the Riverside. In contrast, Cardiff have yet to win away from home this season, taking just one point from a possible 12. Will Middlesbrough be too strong for the Welsh side in midweek? Take a look at our in-depth preview for the best odds and tips.

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Middlesbrough Preview – Can Boro keep up unbeaten home run?

Middlesbrough narrowly missed out on the play-offs last season, and sealing a top-six place is the main ambition this term. Boro made a slow start, drawing three and losing two of their opening five. However, they have picked up of late.

Boro have won two of their last three, with both victories coming at the Riverside Stadium. After securing their first league win of the campaign against Swansea City, Boro beat Sunderland a week back to claim another three points on their own patch.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1904 GMT, Monday 12 September)

Since Chris Wilder took over, Middlesbrough have been a tough nut to crack at the Riverside. Can they keep up their fine home form with three points on Tuesday.

Cardiff City Preview – Can the Bluebirds pick up a much-needed positive result?

Steve Morison’s Cardiff City made a strong start to their season, winning two of the opening three. However, the Welsh club have gone off the boil in recent weeks, failing to win any of their past five (two draws, three defeats).

Cardiff have collected a mere two points from 15 on offer since a 1-0 home success over Birmingham City on matchday three. Last time out, they were poor in a 2-0 defeat to Millwall at The Den. As a result, the Bluebirds have slipped into the bottom three of the Championship table.

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After no wins in five, Cardiff will be desperate for three points sooner rather than later. Can they cause an upset in North Yorkshire in midweek?


Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City Betting Advice

Middlesbrough did the double over Cardiff last season. With Neil Warnock in charge of Boro and Mick McCarthy in the Bluebirds dugout, Boro secured a 2-0 win in Wales in October 2021, with Andraz Sporar and Martin Payero getting the goals. Middlesbrough also won the home game by two goals to nil, with Marcus Tavernier and Riley McGree on target.

Boro have a good recent record in this fixture, winning two and drawing two of the last four. Cardiff’s last success came in the Neil Harris days, as efforts from Josh Murphy (2) and Sean Morrison gave City a 3-1 win over Warnock’s Boro at the Riverside in July 2020.


Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough are unbeaten at home in the league this term
  • Cardiff have yet to win away this season
  • Boro have won two and drawn two of the previous four meetings


Middlesbrough have started their home campaign in fine fettle, and Wilder’s side will be targeting all three points here. However, we fancy Cardiff to return to Wales with a welcome point. Our money is going on the draw.

Riley McGree has netted in Middlesbrough’s last two home games – the Australian is priced at 5/1 with William Hill to score first in this one.


The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City

Middlesbrough to win: 4/6 at Bet365
Draw: 11/4 at Bet365
Cardiff City to win: 9/2 at Bet365