Middlesbrough vs Watford Betting Tips & Prediction

Middlesbrough welcomes Watford for a clash in the Championship at Riverside Stadium on Monday. Middlesbrough lies 9th in the table with 56 points after 39 matches. 22 points ahead after 39 games, Watford finds themselves in 2nd place.

Entering the match as a favorite Watford will be highly motivated to extend their unbeaten streak in Championship.

Stats and facts for Middlesbrough and Watford.

  • teamlogoMiddlesbrough unbeaten the last 3 matches in a row at home;
  • teamlogoMiddlesbrough scored in the last 11 of 13 matches;
  • teamlogoMiddlesbrough conceded in the last 6 of 8 matches;
  • teamlogoTotal goals was OVER 2.5 in Middlesbrough’s last 4 of 6 matches.
  • teamlogoWatford has won the last 6 matches in a row;
  • teamlogoWatford has won in the last 10 of 11 matches;
  • teamlogoWatford has won in the last 4 of 5 matches when playing away;
  • teamlogoWatford scored in the last 11 of 13 matches.


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Form Middlesbrough vs Watford

The form of both teams is one of the biggest things to consider before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Middlesbrough hope to boost points tally.

Results have been on par, so to speak, for Middlesbrough in recent weeks as results have performed as expected. In their 3 latest outings Middlesbrough earned a 2-0 win over Preston and went on to a 1-0 defeat against Millwall. Their latest game produced a 3-1 defeat against Bournemouth.

Watford mean business.

Watford are in red-hot form at the moment claiming 18 points out of a possible 18. In their last 3 matches Watford claimed a 2-1 win against Cardiff, followed by a 4-1 win against Rotherham. Their most recent match brought a 3-0 win against Birmingham.

On the back of these results and with Middlesbrough performing poorly, siding with Watford at odds 2.10 is the obvious way to go.

Middlesbrough v Watford Fixture History

The fixture history of the two teams delivers good insights that are worth considering before placing a bet on the upcoming game.

Watford look to extend winning streak

Watford held on to a clean sheet in their last encounters with Middlesbrough in the Championship. They ended up 1-0 winners in September 2020 and 2-0 winners in April 2015. With just 5 of their previous 10 matches going over 2.5 goals, the value bet could be going for under 2.5 goals. Watford go into the match with a 5-2-3 advantage against Middlesbrough in the Championship.

Current standings

Middlesbrough are 9th with 56 points after 39 matches. Watford ranks as 2nd in the table on 78 points.

Full Time Betting

Following odds are available for this match with the bookmakers: Middlesbrough to win pays out at 3.90, the best prize for a draw is 2.90, while an away win for Watford returns you odds 2.10. Middlesbrough won 4 of their last 10 home league games whereas Watford 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 47% in this match. This equals odds around 2.15, while going the other way and betting on both teams NOT to score pays out odds 1.67. The bookies estimate the chance of this outcome paying out lies at 60%. The last 10 home league games for Middlesbrough averaged 2.5 goals per game with BTTS paying out 4 of these last 10 matches. In the previous 10 away league games for Watford the average total goals were 2.3 with 5 of these 10 matches seeing BTTS.

Over/Under Betting

According to the bookmakers the chance of this match having over 2.5 goals is just 38%. Should you fancy a punt, there are odds around 2.63 available if you bet OVER 2.5 goals. Going the opposite direction and betting on under 2.5 goals pays out at odds 1.47. Middlesbrough’s last 10 home league matches saw an average of 2.5 goals a game. 5 of Middlesbrough’s last 10 home matches had over 2.5 goals. Watford’s last 10 away league games averaged 2.3 goals per game. 5 of the last 10 away matches for Watford went over 2.5 goals.

First Goal Scorer


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