Middlesbrough vs Huddersfield
England – Championship
Date: Thursday, 26 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
The exemplary form of Middlesbrough at home in recent match-days, plus their superiority in h2h clashes pick them out as the favorite for this match-day to post the three points. Count in the fact that Huddersfield have managed a total of three wins this whole season on the road, and the chances for the hosts surge further.
Middlesbrough vs Huddersfield Head-to-head (h2h)
- Middlesbrough won four of the previous five encounters.
- Huddersfield failed to score a single goal in the past four clashes.
- Five of the preceding six encounters saw Middlesbrough scoring two or more goals.
- At this venue, the hosts hold a 100% winning record in the last decade, disregarding a single draw six years back.
Middlesbrough vs Huddersfield Prediction
Middlesbrough orchestrated a comeback win at home the last match-day. They were playing hosts to Stoke, and recorded a 2-1 scoreline, to take the three points.
In the meantime, Huddersfield were at home too, and they had locked horns with Nottingham Forest. Once again the win sided with the team that had the home status, and the scorecard read 2-1.
This Thursday too the home advantage will likely play a big role in determining the outcome of the game.
Middlesbrough are on a three-game winning run in front of the home crowd, and they have lost just thrice in total this season at this venue. Keep note that all three losses had come against teams currently placed in the top-six of the league table, including the toppers, West Brom, and third-placed Sheffield Wednesday.
On that same note, do understand that Huddersfield are currently placed just a spot above the relegation cut-off.
In addition, Huddersfield have secured a total of just three wins on the road this campaign. In fact, two of those three wins had come against teams from the bottom tier of the standings, including the 23rd placed Stoke.
Furthermore, Middlesbrough have been the dominant side in h2h clashes for quite a long time. In fact, they won four of the previous five such games, and kept clean sheets in the last four meetings.
They had also scored two or more goals in five of the last six such h2h battles, and the sole loss they experienced in such a fixture came back in 2013.
Going on, at this venue, this last decade, Middlesbrough hold a 100% winning record against this opponent disregarding a single draw in 2013. The hosts had also scored twice or more in every h2h meeting at this venue, and have only conceded one goal in total in the process.
Considering all these factors together, Middlesbrough are rightfully adjudged as the team with the better chances to post the three points this Thursday.
Middlesbrough vs Huddersfield Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Middlesbrough @ 1.67 (2/3)
To Win Either Half: Middlesbrough @ 1.80 (4/5).