Middlesbrough vs Bristol City
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 2nd April 2019
Kick-off at 19.45 UK/ 20.45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Both these teams once looked comfortable to cruise into the playoffs, but as of now, are in danger of being sidelined during the post-season proceedings. They occupy the two spots just below the ones that allow a shot at the Premier League.
Middlesbrough is the more potent culprit. They are winless in the last five match-days in the league, and remain the only one to do so in the upper tier, and mid-table. Moreover, with Aston Villa, and Derby, the only two teams that they have a chance to replace in the top-six spots, are in ominous form.
In short, this game is a final for both these teams, as far as their future for next season is concerned. A win in this game, for either, will take out, at least for now, a major candidate in the race for the spots in consideration.
Middlesbrough vs Bristol City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Two of the last three games saw goals from both teams.
- Five of the last seven wins were recorded by Bristol.
- For more than the last twelve years, Middlesbrough has registered a single home win.
- The last five meetings at this venue returned three Bristol wins and a draw.
Middlesbrough vs Bristol City Prediction
Middlesbrough lost their last four matches in a row and was winless in eight of their last ten. The team also remained winless in six of their last seven home ties. Bristol, on the other hand, was unbeaten in eight of their last nine away ties and won six of these as well.
Moreover, the team posted five of the last seven h2h wins and has lost just once at this venue in the last 12 years. Expect Bristol to give it all on the pitch and avoid a loss at all costs.
It’s not going to be an open-and-shut case though. Middlesbrough realizes their season will be over should they lose this game, and their playoff chances reside on the outcome of this tie as well. It’s practically a final for these two sides, for a playoff spot. As such, the game will be extremely competitive, and it’s logical to expect goals from both sides. Also, two of the last three meetings between the squads had goals at either end of the pitch.
Middlesbrough vs Bristol City Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1)
Double Chance: Bristol City or Draw @ 1.75 (3/4).