Middlesbrough are at the Riverside Stadium for the weekend’s league meeting against Millwall. The hosts picked up their maiden league win of 2019 in the previous matchday. Millwall, meanwhile, saw their winning streak cease in the recent encounter but they are still five points ahead of the relegation places. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Middlesbrough made it three matches unbeaten in the Championship after they secured a 2-1 triumph over Birmingham City on the road. Britt Assombalonga made the defining impact with the match-winning goal in the 82nd minute.
Millwall, however, saw the end of their three-match winning run after they suffered a 2-0 home defeat at the hands of Blackburn Rovers. The game was heading towards a drab draw before Joe Nuttall and Adam Armstrong netted in the final five minutes for the visitors.
Middlesbrough previously faced Millwall at the Den in the season opener which concluded in a 2-2 draw. The last game at the Riverside Stadium saw Middlesbrough secure a 2-0 win in April 2018. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Middlesbrough win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Millwall are given a price of 4.75 for an away triumph but the outcome appears unlikely against Middlesbrough, who possess the league’s best backline. Millwall have struggled on their travels through the season and they have managed the sole victory against bottom side Ipswich Town. They face a tough trip to the Riverside where they have failed to win in the past two visits. Our preview is to go for a Middlesbrough win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.85[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough vs Millwall draw odds: 3.30
Millwall win odds: 4.75
Correct Score odds
Middlesbrough have been far from impressive with their scoring prowess and they have managed just six goals in the past five league matches compared to Millwall’s five. Still, they have the significant advantage in terms of the defensive strength and that should make the difference by the slenderest of margins. Our correct score prediction favours a Middlesbrough 1-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Middlesbrough 1-0 win at 5.75[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Middlesbrough’s defensive record has been simply sublime this term and they have kept clean sheets in nine of the 13 matches at home. Another low-scoring fest can be expected given that Millwall have drawn blank in nearly 50 percent of their away trips. Our total goals prediction fancies less than 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
Britt Assombalonga has made a mini-revival with Middlesbrough since the turn of the year and he has netted three goals in the previous two games in all competitions. The 26-year-old has also enjoyed success against Millwall after opening the scoring in the club’s previous visit to the Riverside Stadium. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Assombalonga.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Britt Assombalonga at 4.40[/bet_tip_now]
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