Middlesbrough vs Brentford
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 10 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Last campaign, Middlesbrough lost out on a place in the playoffs by a whisker. Derby had secured the said spot with a surplus of just one point. The former cannot afford any of that mis-happenings in 2019-20 and will have to pile up points early on itself.
That said, the squad was held to a draw by the newly promoted Luton, in the only tied game in match-day 1.
Opponents Brentford meanwhile was exposed to the full brunt of the frustrations of Birmingham. Despite their desire to repeat the mid-table finish of their last campaign, the squad was defeated at home for a single goal.
As such, a win is more of a necessity for either this weekend.
Middlesbrough vs Brentford Head-to-head (h2h)
- Seven of the last eight wins went to Middlesbrough.
- Five of the last six fixtures saw goals from both teams.
- The hosts scored two or more goals in every meeting at this venue bar once.
- The last three clashes at this stadium had goals at either end of the pitch.
Middlesbrough vs Brentford Prediction
Brentford has suffered at the hands of this opponent for quite a long time. Seven of the last eight h2h wins went to Middlesbrough, and in fact, Brentford has never kept a clean sheet against them.
In addition, the guests of the day were winless in 17 of their last 20 official away ties, and had conceded twice or more in every single visit they made to this stadium, bar once.
If these observations hold merit, count on Middlesbrough avoiding a loss at the least.
Regarding goals, Brentford found the back of the net in their last six road matches on the trot, while their counterparts failed to keep a clean sheet in nine of their last ten. Moreover, five of the last six h2h clashes and the last three at this venue had goals from both sides.
As things stand, count on the BTTS criterion being fulfilled.
Middlesbrough vs Brentford Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.70 (7/10)
Double Chance: Middlesbrough or Draw @ 1.40 (2/5).