Middlesbrough vs Stoke Betting Tip 1-0 Home Win – 13 March 2021

Narrow victory for Boro

Middlesbrough vs Stoke City
13th March 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick 1-0 Home Win
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 21/4 odds taken 1212 GMT, Friday 12 March

Neil Warnock’s Middlesbrough and Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City meet in EFL Championship action at the Riverside Stadium this Saturday. Both teams have play-off aspirations, so this is a big game for the pair. Boro are currently in ninth place with 50 points to their name, with Stoke two points behind in tenth. In our in-depth Middlesbrough vs Stoke betting preview, check out the latest odds and our predictions.

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Middlesbrough Preview – Will Boro get the points on home soil?

Middlesbrough have had a solid enough season under the experienced Neil Warnock. They are still in the play-off picture with 11 games to play, winning 14, drawing eight and losing 13 of 35 league matches.

Warnock’s boys have been in patchy form of late, though, which has seen them slip away from the top six down to ninth. Last time out, Boro fell to a 2-1 defeat to Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, which was their seventh league loss in 2021.

Our betting prediction:
Middlesbrough clean sheet

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(odds taken 1214 GMT, Friday 2 March)

Middlesbrough have won just one of their previous seven at the Riverside Stadium, losing five of those along the way. However, they did hold in-form Cardiff City to a 1-1 draw in their last home league fixture. Can Boro bounce back with a big three points on home turf at the weekend?

Stoke City Preview – Can the Potters claim a rare win on the road?

Like Middlesbrough, Stoke City have also improved drastically since last season but could miss out on a place in the top six. Michael O’Neill’s boys looked good early on, but too many draws have hindered their promotion chances. Only Millwall have drawn more games than the Potters.

After back-to-back defeats to Barnsley, Brentford and Swansea, Stoke picked up a vital three points against bottom side Wycombe Wanderers last time out. Second-half strikes from Rhys Norrington-Davies and Harry Souttar did the business for the Potters.

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Away from the bet365 Stadium, Stoke have not won since a 1-0 victory at Adams Park way back on 2nd December. Since then, they have drawn six and lost three of nine away games. Can they stop a run of three straight away defeats on Saturday?


Middlesbrough vs Stoke City Betting Advice

Middlesbrough did the double over Stoke last season. After a 2-1 home win, Ashley Fletcher and Marcus Tavernier were on target in a 2-0 victory at the bet365. However, Stoke got revenge in this season’s reverse meeting, with an early Nathan Collins effort giving City a 1-0 home success.


Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough have lost five of their last seven at home
  • Stoke are looking for their first away win in ten
  • Only two points separate the pair in the Championship table


With Middlesbrough being poor at home of late, while Stoke have not won away from home in nine (six draws, three defeats), this is not an easy fixture to call. Saturday’s encounter could go either way at the Riverside, but we fancy Middlesbrough to edge it. For a 1-0 Boro win this time, check out Unibet’s top price of 21/4.

Middlesbrough have kept clean sheets in half of their 14 Championship wins this season. You can get the decent odds of 9/4 for the hosts to win to nil on Saturday.


The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Stoke City

Middlesbrough to win: 11/10 at Bet365
Draw: 21/10 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 13/5 at Bet365