Middlesbrough vs Burton Prediction & Match Preview

Middlesbrough vs Burton
England – Carabao Cup
Date: Tuesday, 18th December 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).

One of the top teams in the English Championship hosts a lower-tier side in League One, in the Carabao Cup Quarter Final. The match takes place this Wednesday, at the Riverside Stadium.

Burton is the 14th team in League One and has posted 27 points from their 20 matches so far. Their record reads eight wins, three draws, and nine losses.

Middlesbrough holds the sixth place in English Championship. The team has recorded 36 points from their 21 matches. They won nine games, drew nine and lost the remaining three.

Burton won their last match, at home, against Shrewsbury. The final score was 2-1, in favor of the hosts. Boyce and Fraser scored the two goals for the home team. The visitors tried for a late comeback, scored a goal in the 90+5th minute.

Middlesbrough secured a draw in their last league match, at home, against Blackburn. The match ended 1-1. The home team played with a man fewer, as Besic saw the red card in the 21st minute. Still, they managed to score the equalizer in the 62nd minute.

Middlesbrough vs Burton Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Middlesbrough recorded the last h2h win against Burton, and they were also unbeaten in the last three h2h games.
  • The hosts, Middlesbrough, was unbeaten in 23 of their last 26 ties.
  • Burton lost four of their last six fixtures.
  • Middlesbrough was unbeaten in 17 of their last 21 home games.
  • Burton was winless in 11 of their last 14 away matches.
  • Middlesbrough has a 100% winning record against Burton, at this stadium.
  • Burton has never scored a goal against Middlesbrough, at this venue.

Middlesbrough vs Burton Prediction

The home team will have no difficulty in dispatching Burton with a loss in this fixture. Middlesbrough is one of the top teams in the English Championship, while Burton is a lower-tier side in the League One.

The apparent difference in quality alone, of the two competitions, is enough to predict the winner of this match.

Moreover, Middlesbrough has a 100% winning record against Burton, at this stadium. Middlesbrough has kept clean sheets in 100% of h2h games at this venue.

Burton was winless in four of their last six matches, and in 11 of their last 14 away fixtures.

Middlesbrough was undefeated in 23 of their last 26 attempts. The team was also unbeaten in 17 of the last 21 ties.

Middlesbrough vs Burton Betting Tips

  • Middlesbrough to win @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Half Time/ Full Time: Middlesbrough/ Middlesbrough @ 2.00 (1/1).