Middlesbrough vs Chelsea
England Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 20th November 2016,
Kick-off at 16:00 UK.
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire.
An inform Chelsea will be eyeing all three points when they travel to Middlesbrough for the matchday 12 fixture of Premier League on Sunday, 20th November 2016.
Aitor Karanka led Middlesbrough held Manchester City to a 1-1 away draw in their last league match. Dutch midfielder Marten de Roon scored with seconds left on the clock to cancel out a Sergio Aguero strike from first half.
Middlesbrough are unbeaten in the last three matches after having held Arsenal and Man City to draws away from home alongside a 2-0 home win against Bournemouth sandwiched between them. The Boro are currently 15th in the table, only 1 point short of the relegation zone.
Chelsea on the other hand earned a thumping 5-0 win at home against Everton to make it 5 straight wins with clean sheets in the Premier League. Hull, Leicester, Manchester United and Southampton alongside Everton are the 5 preys fallen in the emphatic run.
Antonio Conte’s men are sitting second in the league table, just 1 short of league leaders Liverpool. While Arsenal and Manchester City on 3rd and 4th are just a point behind them.
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea: Head-to-Head Stats
Chelsea are on a six match winning run against Middlesbrough in all competitions. And they have kept clean sheets all matches during the period.
The latest meeting between the two sides has to be dated back to the FA cup clash of 2013, when Chelsea earned a 2-0 win at the Riverside Stadium.
Middlesbrough tastes defeats in their last three home matches against Chelsea. They had only won thrice in 12 home matches against Chelsea in all competition alongside 2 draws, while 7 matches ended in defeats.
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea: Prediction
Chelsea are on fine form and are lethal in front of the goal. Their key players are producing performances of higher quality and will certainly go in as clear favourites to win this match against Middlesbrough.
Eden Hazard has been the star player for Chelsea this season and is in an excellent scoring form after having found the back of the net in the last four matches. And he is our pick to score any-time during the match. While Diego Costa have scored in 4 of the last 5 matches and is also a prime candidate to score any time.
Middlesbrough vs Chelsea: Bet Tips
Chelsea to win first-half at 2.00 (evens)
Any time Goal-Scorer: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) at 6/4 (2.50)
Correct Score: Boro 0-2 Chelsea at 6/1 (7.00).