Middlesbrough vs Swansea City Betting Tips and Predictions

Can Boro claim first league win?

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Middlesbrough vs Swansea City
27th August 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Home Win by One Goal
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 15/4 odds taken 1710 GMT, Friday 26 August

Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough and Russell Martin’s Swansea City meet in EFL Championship action at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday. Boro have Premier League aspirations, but the Reds have made a poor start to the season, failing to win so far. The Swans have picked just one victory from their opening five. We may be in the early weeks of the campaign, but this is already a massive game for both clubs. Read on for the best odds and tips.

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Middlesbrough Preview – Can Boro pick up first win?

Middlesbrough were among the favourites for promotion before a ball was kicked this season, but Chris Wilder’s side have made a slow start. Boro are second from bottom, only two points above Coventry City, who have played three games less.

Boro are one of just two Championship teams yet to win a game this season, as they have drawn three and lost two. Wilder did a superb job at the Riverside Stadium last term, almost taking the club to the play-offs. However, the pressure will be on the former Sheffield United boss if they lose again this weekend.

Our betting prediction:
Middlesbrough to win & both teams to score

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(odds taken 1711 GMT, Friday 26 August)

Middlesbrough will be desperate to get off the mark with a win in front of their home supporters this weekend. Despite their poor start and lowly league position, the hosts are the favourites in this one.

Swansea City Preview – Will the Swans return to Wales with a positive result?

Russell Martin’s Swansea City have also had a slow start. The Swans have picked up just one win, drawn twice and suffered two defeats. They find themselves languishing in 20th place early doors.

After collecting four points from games against Blackpool and Millwall, the Welsh side lost at home to Luton Town last time out. However, they are unbeaten in their two away league matches thus far.

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Swansea were poor last weekend, and Martin will want to see a response from his players in this one. The bookies are offering 15/4 for an away win.


Middlesbrough vs Swansea City Betting Advice

These two teams played out a 1-1 draw when they last met. Riley McGree scored just after the break at the Swansea.com Stadium, but the Swans replied instantly through Michael Obafemi. Boro won the meeting at the Riverside back in December, with Isiah Jones netting the only goal of the game.

Middlesbrough have struggled in this fixture in recent times, with last December’s win being one of just two successes over the Welsh team in nine attempts.


Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Swansea City Betting Tip

  • Middlesbrough are yet to win this season
  • Swansea have picked up just one victory this term
  • Boro have won only two of the previous nine meetings


After making poor starts, both teams could do with all three points from this one. It might be close in terms of the scoreline, but home advantage could give Middlesbrough the edge. Take a punt on the home team to win by one goal at 5/2. As for the correct score, check out bet365’s top odds of 15/2.


The best betting odds for Middlesbrough vs Swansea City

Middlesbrough to win: 3/4 at Bet365
Draw: 11/4 at Bet365
Swansea City to win: 15/4 at Bet365