Preston North End look to continue their amazing climb up the table when they host Middlesbrough at the Deepdale Stadium in the midweek action. Boro are looking to snatch the top spot from Norwich, who hold a two-point advantage. However, Tony Pulis’ men need to be wary of Leeds United who are just one point…
Preston North End FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Betting Tips for the game
Preston picked up a comprehensive 4-1 success over Blackburn Rovers to make it one of their comprehensive performances since the 4-0 success over Wigan back at the start of October. Preston are unbeaten in the last eight games across all competitions.
Middlesbrough were able to hold on to a 2-1 victory over Brentford at Griffin Park despite a late fightback from the home team. The North East outfit are unbeaten in seven games across all competitions.
Preston recently suffered a home defeat on penalties – after a 2-2 draw – against Middlesbrough in the League Cup earlier in the campaign. Boro had picked up a 3-2 win in the last league visit to Deepdale Stadium back in January. Our betting tips and predictions expect a draw.
Preston North End FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Match odds
Middlesbrough are at a price of 2.62 for a win whereas Preston are at 2.90 for the same outcome. Both clubs have been on a splendid run of form over the last few weeks. The form has helped Middlesbrough sustain a promotion challenge whereas Preston have been able to move away from the drop. A game at the Riverside Stadium might have produced a favourable result for Middlesbrough, but the Deepdale Stadium may act as a stronghold for Preston on this recent form. Alex Neil’s men have gone four games without a defeat at home and our preview would back a draw.
Preston North End win odds: 2.90
Middlesbrough win odds: 2.62
Preston North End FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Correct Score odds
Preston have had some big matches at the Deepdale Stadium but Middlesbrough pay a lot of attention to their defence. It is not a surprise that a Tony Pulis team has the best defensive record. Boro’s defence has conceded just nine league goals with the closest ranking team conceding almost twice this figure. Our correct score prediction expects a 1-1 draw.
Preston North End FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Middlesbrough have one of the best defensive records in the top two English divisions. It is not a surprise that just two of the last 10 games involving Middlesbrough have produced more than 2.5 goals. We don’t expect a change in this front and our total goals prediction would go with under 2.5 goals.
Preston North End FC vs Middlesbrough FC – First Goalscorer odds
Callum Robinson has been in excellent form for Preston, but the 23-year-old’s hamstring injury places Preston at a serious disadvantage. In his absence, Middlesbrough’s Britt Assombalonga may be the best choice to come up with the first goal. Assombalonga has scored only once against Preston, but our first goalscorer prediction would back Assombalonga.
Preston North End FC vs Middlesbrough FC – Free bet offers
Below we have all our free bet offers and bonuses for this weekend.
Bet £20 get a £20 Free Bet. New players only. Qualifying bet(s) must have minimum odds of 4/5 and must be settled before triggering free bet
£50 staggered free bet. Place your first bet and get £10 matched. After 5 bets get a free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your 5 bets. Then after your 10th bet, get another free bet of up to £20 based on the average stake of your last 5 bets.
Basically, to claim the free bets, place a £10 bet when you join to get £10. Then after 5 £20 bets, you get another £20. This then repeats so you can claim the final £20.
Min. odds of 1/2 (1.5) or greater required to qualify.
Draw at 3.30
Total goals under 2.5 at 1.66