Middlesbrough vs AFC Bournemouth
Date: Saturday, 19 September 2020
Kick-Off at 15.00 UK
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.
Favorite number four to earn promotion to the Premier League this season, team AFC Bournemouth are looking for second consecutive win in the Championship at Riverside this Saturday. They had phenomenal day in terms of efficiency against Blackburn Rovers, but the opponent is slightly more serious this time.
Middlesbrough are looking to end the drought and finally compete for the playoffs. Is this going to be their year?
The odds both on home and away win are at identical 2.65 odds at the moment of writing this preview.
Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth Head-to-head
Middlesbrough faced AFC Bournemouth only seven times in the past. Team from Riverside was victorious in only one occasion, while losing three encounters.
There was grand total of 19 goals in those duels, which averages to 2.71 per match. Three out of the last four meetings ended Over 2.5 FT.
The most recent match was played in 2017 at Vitality Stadium as part of League Cup. Cherries won it easily 3-1 FT.
Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth Prediction
Middlesbrough’s fans got their hopes up after their squad won three straight friendly matches in the pre-season and scored insanely high number of goals (ten). However, the first competitive match of the new campaign didn’t end so well – 0-1 FT loss to Watford FC last Friday.
Coach Neil Warnock decided to shake things a bit during the mid-week in EFL Cup action, which turned out to be a bad idea. Boro got defeated at home by Barnsley 0-2 FT.
AFC Bournemouth on the other hand, continued with good performances and eliminated strong opponent from the League Cup. Crystal Palace left Vitality with their heads down after losing on penalties.
We are expecting an open match at Riverside – hosts will look for first win of the season, while Bournemouth’s last four games ended Over 2.5 FT and BTTS.
Middlesbrough vs Bournemouth Bet Tips
Both teams to score @ 1.83
Over 2.5 goals FT @ 2.20 odd.