Middlesbrough v Preston Predictions & Betting Odds – 13th March 2019

Preston can hold out at the Riverside

Championship Betting

Middlesbrough v Preston Betting Tips – Championship, 13th March 7.45pm

Middlesbrough suffered a home defeat against Brentford on the weekend which was an upset. They are still on course for a top six finish for the season. Preston will turn up in a great streak of form though to face them. Read our predictions for Middlesbrough v Preston.

Middlesbrough v Preston Betting Odds*

Middlesbrough 11/10
Draw 23/10
Preston 3/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 12th, 2019 at 3:35 p.m.)

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Middlesbrough News and Form

Boro took a surprise loss at home against Brentford on the weekend, going down 2-1 in the game. Considering that Boro had three clean sheets in a row prior to that, it was a shock result. That defeat leaves Boro at W7 D6 L4 for the season at the Riverside. The loss against the Bees saw a four-match home unbeaten streak snapped for Boro. Looking back a little bit further, Middlesbrough have just two wins in their last eight at the Riverside (D3 L4).

So the home form hasn’t been terrific. Boro are low scoring side and that has played into that record. They have returned 18 goals in 17 home games this season. Just 18% of games at the Riverside have gone over 2.5 goals. Defensively Boro have done well with a clean sheet earned in 53% of home fixtures. In just 29% of games at the Riverside this season have both teams scored in. Of the seven home wins recorded by Boro, four of them have been by a two-goal margin. 61% of their home goals have been scored in the first half of matches.

Middlesbrough v Preston Head to Head

There was a 1-1 draw between these two earlier this season
There was also a draw in an EFL Cup meeting
Three of the last four meetings have ended in a draw
Boro are unbeaten in 13 against Preston in all competitions

 

Key-Facts – Middlesbrough v Preston

  • Boro have won two of their last eight home games only
  • Boro have three clean sheets in their last four played
  • Preston have won their last five away games

 

Preston News and Form

Preston bagged themselves a good three points at Blackburn on the weekend with a 1-0 win. That continued some very impressive form from them. The victory at Ewood Park took Preston onto a ten-match undefeated streak of form, winning six of those ten. So it’s been fantastic and they have red hot away form going as well which means that they should challenge at the Riverside. Preston are on a five-match winning streak away from home at the moment and they scored at least two goals in all but one of those.

Preston are W7 D3 L8 on their travels in their Championship campaign this term. They have, however, lost all four of their games on the road played so far against current top-six sides. Preston failed to score in three of those four games. Preston have scored in each of their last six games away from home, with 64% of all their away goals coming after the half time break. They have conceded two-thirds of their away goals in the second half of fixtures too.

Middlesbrough v Preston Tips & Odds

Half time draw at even money
Match outright draw at 23/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on March 12th, 2019 at 3:35 p.m.)

Middlesbrough v Preston Predictions

Draw: Preston are looking good at the moment and there is a good chance for them to grab a point at the Riverside. Middlesbrough just aren’t running in any kind of great home form and they could find themselves frustrated by a strong opponent. Draw.


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