West Brom vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips: 1, 2019-12-29

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Sunday 29thDecember 1500hrs
Football – England Championship
Pick West Brom win
Bookmaker Bet Victor
Odds: 1.53 (odds taken 05:49 GMT, 29 December )

The Championship action continues on Sunday afternoon and West Brom take on Middlesbrough at The Hawthorns as the betting tips continue.

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West Brom Prediction – Can West Brom extend unbeaten sequence?

A 1-1 draw at Barnsley extended West Brom’s unbeaten sequence in the Championship to 14 matches and this decent and solid run of form has helped The Baggies to the top of the second tier, and Slaven Bilic’s men look good for automatic promotion to the Premier League as it stands now.

9 wins out of these last 14 matches have helped West Brom to a 3-point lead over 2nd placed Leeds United prior to this Sunday schedule, and having registered recent important wins at The Hawthorns over Sheffield Wednesday 2-1, Bristol City 4-1 and Swansea City by an even bigger margin, 5-1.

Confidence is high amongst the west midlands’ club right now, and the hosts will be keen to further improve a solid home record which stands at 6-5-0 29/16 which has also made the hosts the only team yet to taste defeat at home in the Championship.

Scoring goals at The Hawthorns has been a particular feature for West Brom this season as The Baggies have scored 2 goals or more in 8 of their 11 home matches to date with the likes of midfielders Phillips (7 goals) and Diangana (5 goals) along with forwards Austin (7 goals) and Robson-Kanu (6 goals) and Pereira (5 goals) all cashing in.


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Middlesbrough Prediction – Can Middlesbrough test West Brom?

Middlesbrough’s great escape from almost seemingly certain relegation from the Championship continued with a Boxing Day 1-0 home win against Huddersfield Town which followed on from a 2-1 home win over fellow strugglers, Stoke City just before Christmas.

Indeed, Boro have now suffered just 1 defeat out of their last 5 matches overall in the Championship which was a 3-1 loss away at Swansea City, but another recent 1-0 home win against Charlton Athletic have helped lift Jonathan Woodgate’s side out of the bottom three and into the more relative safety of 19th place on the Championship ladder.

However, despite their recent success, Middlesbrough have continued to struggle to collect results away from home as all 6 of their wins this season have all been achieved at their Riverside Stadium while away from home, Boro have posted a disappointing away record of 0-5-6 10/21 to date.

Only bottom club, Wigan Athletic, have also yet to taste victory on the road and this could be the spanner in Middlesbrough’s works when they make their way to the west midlands this Sunday.


Key-Facts – West Brom vs Middlesbrough

  • West Brom are unbeaten in their last 14 matches overall in the Championship
  • Middlesbrough still haven’t won away from home in the second tier
  • West Brom won the last meeting 1-0 away from home back in mid-October


Betting Tips Verdict

West Brom’s confidence and quality should see off Middlesbrough here.