Middlesbrough look to retain the slim hopes of promotion when they entertain rivals Hull City to the Riverside Stadium this weekend. Tony Pulis has received a lot of hatred from supporters in recent weeks, but the recent win over Bolton has helped keep Boro just four points away from the play-offs. Hull City have the potential to jump into the seventh spot by the end of the weekend, as they are just a point behind Boro. Follow all our predictions, free bets, free bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Middlesbrough were able to end a six-game losing sequence by getting a 2-0 win over strugglers Bolton at the Macron Stadium. Even though the victory eased pressure on Pulis, the manager is aware of the forthcoming difficult challenges.
Hull City continued their wonderful form with a 2-1 success over Wigan Athletic at the KCOM Stadium. This was the third successive victory for Hull, who have been making up multiple places in the last few weeks.
The recent game between these two clubs produced a 1-1 draw at the KCOM Stadium. Middlesbrough were able to get a 3-1 victory when they last hosted Hull City at the Riverside Stadium. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a win for Boro.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
There have been multiple occasions since the start of March when Middlesbrough have been deserving a victory, but they have been unable to make their chances count. The last five games present a small opportunity for Boro to finish in the top six. Hull City, though, have momentum after three successive victories. Crucially, all of these wins have been against teams in the bottom five places of the table. Hull have lost five out of the recent six trips that they have taken. Our preview would go with a win for Middlesbrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.95[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough vs Hull City draw odds: 3.50
Hull City win odds: 4.33
Correct Score odds
Middlesbrough have been able to get over 1.5 goals only once in the last eight matches at the Riverside Stadium and it is also one of the sources of frustration for the home supporters. Hull City have a decent form coming into the game after averaging close to 2 goals per game, but their record at the Riverside Stadium is a worry with four blanks in six trips. Our correct score prediction would opt for a Middlesbrough 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Middlesbrough 2-1 win at 8.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Both meetings between Hull and Middlesbrough in the previous campaign produced over 2.5 goals with ease. Boro remain a strong team defensively with the fewest goals conceded amongst the 24 outfits. The problems have been at the other end where Middlesbrough are the fourth lowest scorers. Our total goals prediction, though, would back over 2.5 goals due to Hull’s form.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 2.00[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Ashley Fletcher came up with a brace against Bolton to pick up his first goals in five matches. He had been something of a regular when it comes to scoring at the Riverside Stadium with three of his last five goals coming at this ground. Fletcher has only failed to score in the recent home losses against Norwich and Bristol, as he went on a streak of goals at home. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Ashley Fletcher.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Ashley Fletcher at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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