Middlesbrough are at the Riverside Stadium for this weekend’s league meeting against Swansea City. Boro returned to winning ways in midweek against Bolton Wanderers and they are now within a point of leaders Leeds United. On the other hand, Swansea are one point adrift of the playoff positions after going two games without a victory. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Middlesbrough ended a run of two winless games as they secured a comfortable 2-0 win over Bolton Wanderers. They are currently one of two teams including Brentford with a 100% record at home.
Swansea, meanwhile, succumbed to their second-straight winless game as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Stoke City. Joe Allen bagged the winner for the Potters just before the hour mark.
The previous meeting between the sides was at the Liberty Stadium last year which finished in a goalless draw. The last encounter Riverside saw Middlesbrough win by a 3-0 scoreline. Our betting tips and predictions would back a Middlesbrough win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Swansea are priced at 5.00 for the victory but we are not backing this outcome against a solid Middlesbrough backline. The hosts have possessed the best defensive record in the division after the first eight matches and their home record has been excellent with no goals conceded to date. With this in mind, we are anticipating Boro to maintain their perfect record in their home patch. Our preview expects Middlesbrough to come up triumphs.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Middlesbrough win at 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
Middlesbrough vs Swansea City draw odds: 3.75
Swansea City win odds: 5.00
Correct Score odds
Middlesbrough have been simply sublime at the Riverside Stadium and they have won each of their four league games this term whilst keeping a clean sheet in each of those. On the contrary, Swansea have kept just one shutout in the four away trips with just two victories to boost. The visitors have drawn blank in two of those games already. We are anticipating a similar outcome for the weekend with Boro providing a steely resolve at the back. Our correct score prediction is to go for a Middlesbrough 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”] Middlesbrough 2-0 win at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
With four consecutive clean sheets at home, Middlesbrough have generally played out low-scoring games with just one of those matches producing more than two goals. Swansea’s recent away trip to Stoke witnessed a similar result with just one goal involved. Our total goals prediction anticipates 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 1.65[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Britt Assombalonga had gone through a lean patch with no goals in three straight games but he managed to return to scoring ways with an injury-time goal against Bolton off the bench. He has now notched three goals in eight league appearances this term with one of those opening the scoring against Birmingham. Our first goalscorer prediction would back Assombalonga.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Britt Assombalonga at 5.00[/bet_tip_now]
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