Middlesbrough v Millwall Predictions & Betting Odds – 24th August 2019

Two wins on the spin for Boro

Championship Betting

Middlesbrough v Millwall Betting Tips – EFL Championship, 24th August 15.00pm

After picking up their first win under new boss Jonathan Woodgate in midweek, Middlesbrough will be targeting another three points when Millwall visit the Riverside Stadium at the weekend. Neil Harris’ Lions have made a solid start to their season, but they will be licking their wounds after Wednesday’s heavy defeat at Craven Cottage. Boro are the favourites, but can Millwall leave Teesside with a positive result on Saturday?

Middlesbrough v Millwall Betting Odds*

Middlesbrough 19/20
Draw 12/5
Millwall 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 23rd, 2019 at 13:30 p.m.)
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Middlesbrough News and Form – Will Boro make it two wins in a row?

Middlesbrough started life under Jonathan Woodgate with a thrilling 3-3 draw at Luton Town. However, they went on to fall to back-to-back 1-0 defeats to Brentford and Blackburn Rovers. Sandwiched in between those 1-0 losses was a Carabao Cup defeat to EFL League Two outfit Crewe Alexandra at the Riverside.

Nevertheless, Boro bounced back with a vital home victory over Wigan Athletic on Tuesday night. Britt Assombalonga scored the all-important only goal of the game to give Woodgate’s boys a 1-0 win.

 

Both teams to score
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No39/50

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Middlesbrough pushed for the play-offs under Tony Pulis last season, eventually missing out on the top six by a single point. Lack of home wins proved to be their Achilles heel, as the Teesside outfit claimed just ten Championship victories at the Riverside, losing seven times along the way. Making the play-offs will be number one priority for Woodgate and his team this time around.

After securing a much-needed win over Wigan in midweek, Middlesbrough would love to follow that up with another three points at the Riverside on Saturday.

Middlesbrough v Millwall Head to Head

Both Championship matches ended in draws last season.

The pair played out a 2-2 thriller at The Den back in August 2018

Millwall have won just one of the last six meetings

Boro have won half of the last six

 

Key-Facts – Middlesbrough v Millwall

  • Middlesbrough picked up their first win under Woodgate last time out
  • Millwall crashed to their first reverse of the season at Fulham in midweek
  • Boro won just ten home games in the Championship last season

 

Millwall News and Form – Can the Lions roar back at the Riverside?

Neil Harris’ Millwall started their campaign like a house on fire, picking up seven points from their first three matches. The Lions beat Preston North End on the opening weekend of the season, with Jed Wallace scoring the only goal of the game.

Millwall then had a week to remember at The Hawthorns. After drawing 1-1 with West Bromwich Albion in the Championship, the London outfit came from behind to beat Slaven Bilic’s men 2-1 in the EFL Cup a few days later.

Millwall also picked up an excellent result against Lee Bullen’s in-form Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Matt Smith, who has made a real impact since arriving in south London, scored in a 1-0 win over the Owls at The Den.

However, Harris’ boys were brought back to down to earth with a big bang last Wednesday, as they were thumped 4-0 by London rivals Fulham at Craven Cottage. The Cottagers were on fire, with Ivan Cavaleiro (2), Anthony Knockaert and Aleksandar Mitrovic on the scoresheet in the rout.

Midweek’s heavy defeat was no doubt a setback, though nothing can be taken away from Millwall’s strong start to the season. Saturday’s trip to the Riverside will certainly be a tough one, but the Lions are capable of returning to the capital with a positive result.

Middlesbrough v Millwall Tips & Odds

Middlesbrough to win and both teams to score at 19/20
Britt Assombalonga to score anytime at 13/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 23rd, 2019 at 14:33 p.m.)

Middlesbrough v Millwall Predictions

Middlesbrough win: Woodgate will be a relieved man after seeing his side pick up their first win of the season last Tuesday. Boro are a big fish at this level and reaching the top six will be the bare minimum requirement this term. The Middlesbrough boss has got a big job on his hands, but I fancy the hosts to make it two home wins within a week with three points on Saturday. Put some money on Boro to win and both teams to score at 19/20.

Britt Assombalonga has been a deadly striker at this level over the years. The DR Congo international has never really set the world alight at the Riverside, but he has scored twice already this season. Assombalonga will still be buzzing after scoring the winner against Wigan in midweek. The 26-year-old, who netted in Middlesbrough’s 2-0 win over Millwall back in April 2018, is available at the tempting price of 13/10 to score anytime on Saturday afternoon.


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