Author: Bharath Ram
Last Updated: January 2, 2020
Middlesbrough need to overcome a very poor run as they take on Bristol City at the Riverside Stadium in this midweek action. Boro come into the game level on points with Bristol after having fallen just behind Lee Johnson’s men due to the weekend results. Bristol’s play-off hopes still remain with the team just one point behind Derby while having played a game less. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Middlesbrough lost for a fourth consecutive match after being beaten 1-0 by Norwich City at the Riverside Stadium. Despite dominating for most of the game, Boro ended up losing the match due to a lack of strong offence.
Bristol finally picked up a first victory in seven matches after beating Sheffield United 3-2 at Bramall Lane. Johnson’s men were able to achieve a comeback not once but twice in the game with Andreas Weimann coming up with a hat-trick.
The reverse fixture produced a 2-0 victory for Middlesbrough at the Oakwell Stadium back in August. This was preceded by a meeting at the Riverside Stadium when Boro picked up a 2-1 victory in April of last season. Our betting tips and predictions expect a success for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Bristol City win at 3.90[/bet_tip_now]
Bristol can smell the play-off places once again with the team getting a crucial victory over Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. A victory over one of the title challengers will be a huge morale boost for the team, which has been without a victory for several weeks. Meanwhile, Boro continue to slide in the table due to an offence that has struggled in the goalscoring department. Even though Tony Pulis’ men have the opportunity for a double, our preview would go with a success for Bristol.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Bristol City win at 3.90[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough vs Bristol City draw odds: 3.30
Middlesbrough win odds: 2.15
Correct Score odds
Bristol have been able to come up with a decent return of eight goals in the last six matches whereas Middlesbrough’s biggest problems have been in the front with just four goals from six games. Both teams have conceded relatively the same number of goals in recent times. The 2-1 score has occurred in two out of the last three meetings between these two outfits and our correct score prediction would expect more of the same.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Bristol 2-1 win at 13.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
This match may involve the meanest defences in the Championship, as Middlesbrough have conceded just 32 goals while Bristol have let in 40 goals. Both these teams have two of the top three defensive records, but Bristol have a need for three points and the brilliant offensive performance against Sheffield United will act as an impetus for the team. Our total goals prediction would opt for under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Famara Diedhiou did not score in the win over Sheffield United but he did contribute an assist. In terms of consistent good performances, the 26-year-old forward has been among the best players for Bristol this season. Even though Andreas Weimann scored a hat-trick against the Blades, our first goalscorer prediction would pick Diedhiou.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Famara Diedhiou at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
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