Middlesbrough vs Preston North End Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Middlesbrough vs Preston North End Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) game from the Riverside features two sides who have made solid starts to the Championship season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Middlesbrough continued their away day woes by going down 2-1 to Nottingham Forest in their last league game with a late Ben Gibson goal just a consolation. In the League Cup, they were among the goals with a 3-0 home defeat of Scunthorpe with a goal each from Lewis Baker, Fabio and Ashley Fletcher.

Preston picked up their second league success of the season as they saw off Reading 1-0 in a game they controlled but only had a Jordan Hugill goal to show for it.  A surprise First Round loss to Accrington Stanley meant North-End were not in action in midweek.

These two were in separate divisions last season but when they do meet it tends to be Boro who do best with no defeat in their last nine meetings. The last two battles have been low scoring and produced a total of just one goal.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Boro should win this but the price is not giving much away so look to enhance this. Given that both sides are not really high-scorers I think the North-Eastern team to win and under 2.5 goals looks the bet.

Preston have looked well-drilled on the road and they should be able to hold out for a little here before the home side get on top. I think the best way to approach this in the half-time score market where I like the look of 0-0.

 

Boro to win and under 2.5 goals

0-0 half-time correct score

 

Middlesbrough saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Middlesbrough saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Preston North End

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Middlesbrough

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
W A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

D A

29-09-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-10-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

L H

06-10-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-10-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-10-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

03-11-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

3

Draw

4

Lost

3
L A

22-09-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 5 - 6

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

29-09-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

02-10-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 3 - 3

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

06-10-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 4 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

20-10-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

24-10-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 4 - 3

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

27-10-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

03-11-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

10-11-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Middlesbrough Preview

It is clear where the divide in form comes for Middlesbrough with two victories at their own ground and two defeats on the road. Just one of their next four comes against one of the top ten in the ante-post market so they will hope this is a chance to accumulate some points.

At home, it is just one defeat from their last 23 Championship games at the Riverside which is obviously split over two seasons.  Their defence under both Monk and Karanka has been strong and they have kept six of the last eight second-tier visitors to the Riverside without a goal.

Each of the last four league fixtures involving the North-Eastern side have featured one goal in the first 45 minutes. Boro have scored four league goals this season with Britt Assombalonga their top scorer with two of these.

 

Middlesbrough Team News

Daniel Ayala (ankle) is listed day-to-day

Preston North End Preview

Just one defeat from four games is a strong start to the season for Preston under new manager Alex Neil. This marks the fifth of their first set of fixtures which is against teams tipped to challenge for the play-offs so it enhances how strong a start they have made.

On the road, a point at Elland Road was useful but they probably rode their luck a little and came away with nothing after losing at Derby.  It is now three straight league road trips without a goal while their long-suffering fans have had to wait since January 2nd for their last away three points.

Lack of goals is a feature of their games with none of the four producing over 1.5 goals and just three in total. Three of the four they have played have been level and without a goal at the interval.

 

Preston North End Team News

They have no registered injuries or suspensions

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Middlesbrough vs Preston North End Sidelined Players

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