Bristol City vs Middlesbrough
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 18th August 2018
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ashton Gate (Bristol).
Saturday EFL Championship action offers us another intriguing fixture between two sides with similar ambitions but different results so far. Both Bristol City and Middlesbrough want to reach the playoffs but the hosts so far are disappointing in their performance.
Bristol City has earned two draws so far and went out of The Carabao Cup after a home loss to lower league side Plymouth. The team has been struggling this year as their downfall began in January.
The Robins failed to win any of their fixtures this season. The two draws at home against Nottingham and away at Bolton showed some problems in Johnson’s team. The preseason preparation has also been far from perfect which raises some question about the ability of the team to challenge for a playoff spot.
Middlesbrough contrary to their opponents are flying high. Seven points in their opening 3 fixtures ensure the team is on the top of the table although with 1 game more than their opponents.
The team barely managed to qualify for the next round of the Carabao Cup against Notts County but we doubt the cup is in their priorities. The important results are the point take in the league and the team has showed early signs that it will challenge for promotion with their 2 home clean sheets.
Bristol City vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head
- Bristol have won their last 3 home games against Middlesbrough
- Bristol have won 5 out of the last 6 meeting between the sides losing only last season at Riverside
- Bristol is winless in 6 home games in all competitions including last season
- Middlesbrough are unbeaten in 5 games in all competitions
Bristol City vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Bristol will try to undo some of the disappointments in the opening rounds. The team looks able to score but can’t really hold it tight at the back.
Middlesbrough are in form playing well and the team will look to set another good result here.
The visitors are slight favourites with goals at both ends looking likely.
Bristol City vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to win at 7/4 (2.75)
Both teams to Score @ 9/10 (1.90).