With both teams placed mid-table Middlesbrough and Stoke have a chance to gain some ground on their upcoming opponent in the Championship. Middlesbrough lie 9th in the table on 50 points from 35 games. 2 points behind following the first 35 games Stoke find themselves in a disappointing 10th place.
Stoke will be eager to close the gap on Middlesbrough in the Championship table this coming Saturday.
Stats and facts for Middlesbrough and Stoke.
- Total goals was OVER 2.5 in Middlesbrough’s last 6 of 8 matches;
- Middlesbrough conceded the last 7 matches in a row at home;
- Both teams scored in Middlesbrough’s last 4 matches in the row;
- Middlesbrough scored the last 4 matches in a row at home.
- Stoke has lost the last 3 matches in a row when playing away;
- Stoke did not win the last 9 matches in a row when playing away;
- Stoke scored in the last 10 of 12 matches;
- Total goals was UNDER 3.5 in Stoke’s last 2 of 4 matches.
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Form Middlesbrough vs Stoke
The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Middlesbrough enjoy steady progress.
Results have been on par, so to speak, for Middlesbrough in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their previous 3 matches Middlesbrough split the points in a 1-1 draw against Cardiff and went on to a 2-1 win against Coventry. Their latest match served up a 2-1 defeat against Swansea.
Middlesbrough hoping to bounce back
One can’t really point a finger on the results for Stoke in past rounds as they have performed according to their level. In their last 3 matches Stoke was defeated 2-1 by Brentford, followed by a 2-1 defeat against Swansea. Their most recent match brought a 2-0 win against Wycombe.
In a match between two seemingly equal sides, with both in equal shape, it looks like a game that could go either way. Thus, a draw could be the value pick.
Middlesbrough v Stoke Fixture History
The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.
Middlesbrough have the momentum
Middlesbrough were left emptyhanded, when Stoke handed them a 1-0 defeat in their last Championship encounter. The former did win the reverse match though, as they secured 3 points to their name by claiming a 2-0 win. Over 2.5 goals was a winning bet 1 time in the last 5 matches between Middlesbrough and Stoke. Both teams to score paid out 1 time in those 10 meetings. All in all, Middlesbrough have had a fine reading on the Stoke lately with a 3-1-1 advantage in the Championship going into this match.
Middlesbrough lie 9th in the table on 50 points after 35 matches. 2 points behind after 35 matches, Stoke find themselves in a disappointing 10th place.
Full Time Betting
Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Middlesbrough to win pays out at 2.20, the best prize for a draw is 3.00, while an away win for Stoke returns you odds 3.60. Middlesbrough won 4 of their last 10 home league games whereas Stoke lost 3 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 49% in this match. This equals odds around 2.05, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.75. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 57%. The last 10 home league games for Middlesbrough averaged 2.6 goals per game with BTTS paying out 5 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Stoke the average total goals were 2.1 with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.
According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 41%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.45 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.53. 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. Stoke’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.1 goals per game. 3 of the last 10 away matches for Stoke went over 2.5 goals.