With both Middlesbrough and Preston enjoying the comforts of mid-table, both could make a push for an even stronger position when going toe-to-toe at Riverside Stadium on 19:00 16th March. Middlesbrough lie 9th in the table on 53 points from 36 matches. 9 points behind following the first 36 matches Preston find themselves in a sad 15th place.
It has been a few rounds since Preston last taste of success in the Championship and they should expect no presents from upcoming opponents Middlesbrough.
Stats and facts for Middlesbrough and Preston.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Middlesbrough’s last 7 of 9 matches;
- Middlesbrough scored in the last 9 of 11 matches;
- Middlesbrough conceded in the last 7 of 9 matches;
- Both teams scored in Middlesbrough’s last 7 of 9 matches.
- Preston North End did not win the last 3 matches in a row;
- Preston North End has lost the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Preston North End has lost in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
- Preston North End conceded in the last 8 of 10 matches.
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Form Middlesbrough vs Preston
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Preston look poor on the road
Results have pretty much up to scratch in recent matches for Middlesbrough who have been neither awesome nor poor. In their previous 3 matches Middlesbrough managed to win 2-1 against Coventry and went on to a 2-1 defeat against Swansea. Their latest match served up a 3-0 win against Stoke.
Preston can build on recent win
Preston will enter the match hoping to finally end their disappointing run of form in the league. In their last 3 matches Preston went down 2-1 in a match against Millwall, followed by a 1-1 draw against Bournemouth. Their most recent match brought a 1-0 defeat against Wycombe.
Being both the bookmakers favorite at odds 1.91 and with stronger performances lately than Preston has put on show, Middlesbrough seem the natural pick.
Middlesbrough v Preston Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Don’t expect goals
Middlesbrough were left reeling when Preston took a 3-0 win in their latest Championship encounter. It served as pay back for the 2-0 defeat Middlesbrough handed out in the reverse match. Recent meetings between the two have not been action-packed when it comes to goals as 7 of the last 10 matches had under 2.5 goals scored. In addition, at least one team managed a clean sheet in 5 of the last 10 matches. Middlesbrough have won 30%, while Preston have won 20% of their last 10 encounters in the Championship resulting in a total of 3-5-2.
Placed 9th in the table Middlesbrough have amassed 53 points after 36 games. On 44 points Preston are ranked in 15th place with an equal amount of matches to their name.
Full Time Betting
According to the bookies Middlesbrough are favorites to win. The best price you will find on a home win is 1.91 as bookies predict Middlesbrough to have a 52% chance of beating Preston. If you wish to bet the draw, there are odds at 3.30 on offer, while an away win for Preston pays out at 4.20. Middlesbrough won just 4 of their last 10 home league games. Preston lost 7 of their last 10 away league games.
The prices available with the bookmakers indicate the chance of both teams to score (BTTS) is as low as 50% in this match. This equals odds around 2.00, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.80. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 56%. The last 10 home league games for Middlesbrough averaged 2.6 goals per game with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Preston the average total goals were 2.2 with 3 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 45%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.20 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.65. Middlesbrough’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.6 goals a game. 6 of Middlesbrough’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Preston’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.2 goals per game. 5 of the last 10 away matches for Preston went over 2.5 goals.