Middlesbrough vs Watford – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: January 23, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 23, 2023

Middlesbrough take on Watford for a match in the Championship this coming Saturday at Riverside Stadium. Two places behind the league leaders, Watford claimed 44 points from 28 rounds, while Middlesbrough amassed 42 points. They now rank as number 6 in the Championship standings.

Middlesbrough vs Watford Stats

  • Middlesbrough have scored in 15 of the last 17 matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 matches Middlesbrough played, both teams scored
  • Middlesbrough have scored in 11 of the last 13 home matches
  • In 6 of the last 8 Middlesbrough matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 4 of the last 5 home matches Middlesbrough played, both teams scored
  • In 10 of the last 11 Watford matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • In 14 of the last 16 Watford matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 7 of the last 8 Watford away matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 4 of the last 5 Watford away matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Watford have not lost 5 of the last 7 away matches

Middlesbrough vs Watford Lineups

Middlesbrough vs Watford Preview

Showing inconsistent form, Middlesbrough lost two of their past three matches, going down 1-5 against Brighton, before beating Millwall 1-0. The joy was short-lived, as Sunderland proved too strong in a 2-0 defeat. Middlesbrough won three of their previous six matches at Riverside Stadium in the Championship. They drew two and suffered one defeat, scoring nine goals to five against.

Watford claimed four points from a possible nine in their last three matches across all tournaments, which opened with a defeat 2-0 against Reading. A 2-0 win followed against Blackpool, before drawing 1-1 with Rotherham. Watford won four times in their last six away games in the Championship, in which they drew once and lost once. They conceded five goals while scoring six themselves.

Middlesbrough vs Watford H2H

The last time these two teams squared up, Watford ran out 2-1 winners which they surely won’t mind doing again at Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough have a 10% win rate against Watford, who won six of these matches. The total record reads 1-3-6, which is worth keeping in mind before you make a choice for your next accumulator, depending on your betting strategy.

Current Championship Standings

Full Time Betting

Middlesbrough claimed four wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing three and losing three. Watford won five of their last 10 away games, as they also drew one and lost four of these matches. It is a little hit-and-miss, whether home matches for Middlesbrough go over or under 2.5 goals. Over 2.5 happened four times in their last 10 at Riverside Stadium. It came out five times in 10 league matches away for Watford.

Both Teams to Score

The last time these two sides facing off here came up against each other, Watford came away with a 2-1 win. Rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind at Riverside Stadium. Both teams to score came out seven times in the past ten matches between Middlesbrough and Watford. Odds on both teams finding the back of the net are best priced at 1.83 with the bookies.

Over/Under Tips

Over 2.5 goals came out five times in the last ten encounters between these two teams. Middlesbrough managed an average of 0.9 goals, with Watford averaging 1.5 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet seven times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals happened in seven of Middlesbrough’s last ten matches across all tournaments. They pulled off an average of 1.8 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals happened in one of the last ten outings for Watford, who managed to score 0.8 times in those matches.


About Josh Stewart

Josh lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and works as a website editor. He has previously worked for several prominent online sites and, as a former professional golfer, specialises in sports and iGaming. Josh has almost a decade of experience as a freelancer and has received excellent reviews from current and previous clients.