Leeds v Middlesbrough Predictions & Betting Odds – 19th November 2017

Boro good for three points at Elland Road

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Championship Betting

Leeds v Middlesbrough Betting Preview – Championship 19th November 1.15pm

There doesn’t seem to be an end to the slump that Leads are on at the moment and their defence is failing them time and time again. So far it has been a season of two halves over their sixteen matches played and they are having a really rough time at the moment. Middlesbrough have been going along very well recently with a three match winning streak going and they will threaten to heap more misery on Leeds.

Leeds v Middlesbrough Betting Tips

Leeds have taken some tumble. They were going great guns at the start of the campaign, going undefeated in their opening seven fixtures and conceding in just one of those. Their defence was immense, but it has all fallen apart for them now. Leeds have drastically crashed to W2 L7 in their last nine games and their defence has been taking a hammering. Leeds have picked up just the one clean sheet in their last nine now and the reading gets worse because they have conceded at least two goals in six of their last eight. Until they get this fixed they are going to vulnerable and over 2.5 goals at BetVictor collects a price of 13/10 which looks value. Leeds have posted a W4 L4 record in their eight away games and each of those away defeats have happened in their last five games out on the road. They went down 3-1 at Brentford before the international break.

In the BetVictor correct score market the 1-1 draw is the shortest priced option at 5/1 while a 1-0 win for the visiting Middlesbrough is at 6/1. The defensive stats for Leeds are still stacking up alright on home soil as they have conceded an average of less than a goal per game at Elland Road and they have averaged 1.5 goals per game on home soil themselves. Leeds have not been trailing at Elland Road this season in the Championship at the half time break either so a half time draw at 5/4 with BetVictor may not be a bad option. Leeds can also look at the recent head to head against Boro and find a positive because the Yorkshire club have taken three wins and a draw in their last four on home soil against them. But with Leeds on a three match losing streak on home soil at the moment, each of those defeats coming by a one goal margin, they are going to be at risk here.

Middlesbrough to win by a one goal margin at BetVictor is a price of 16/5. Boro have put together some nice consistent form having won their last three league outings. Two of those victories were away from home as well, taking comfortable wins at Reading and Hull. Overall this season away from the Riverside they have posted a W3 D3 L2 record in the Championship and they are unbeaten in their last six games on the road. Britt Assombalonga is the 6/5 anytime goalscorer favorite for the match and he has eight goals for Boro this season. Leeds’ Pierre-Michel Lasogga is a 15/8 option. Back in the 2015/16 Championship season, which is the last time that these two met, Boro collected four points from the two games, keeping a clean sheet in both. Boro to win to nil at BetVictor is a quote of 11/4. They will challenge in this one.

Leeds v Middlesbrough Betting Odds

Middlesbrough 6/4, Draw 11/5, Leeds 15/8

Leeds v Middlesbrough Predictions

Middlesbrough have produced the goods out on the road recently to suggest that they can pick up the three points in this one. Leeds are just in a mess at the back and their home form won’t inspire punters to put a lot of faith into them. Back a low scoring game, but an away win.