Middlesbrough vs Hull
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 13th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Middlesbrough finally put an end to their dismal run of losses after winning against Bolton last week. The latter may be one of the worst sides in the competition, but still, credit when it’s due – Middlesbrough took advantage of this favorable draw. With their playoff future hanging in the balance, the team had no other go but to go in for the kill.
Hull has a shot at taking part in the playoffs but needs to break up with their awful run on the road. For the life of them, they cannot pull off a convincing win away from home, and almost solely depends on home ties these days. The fact that Middlesbrough kind of imploded and went through a losing streak gives them hope.
Middlesbrough vs Hull Head-to-head (h2h)
- Four of the last five wins belong to Middlesbrough.
- The last four games in a row had both teams on the scorecard.
- Middlesbrough holds a 100% unbeaten record in league fixtures at home.
- In fact, except for a single league draw in 2010, this venue has seen the hosts record 100% victories in league encounters.
Middlesbrough vs Hull Prediction
Hull lost five of their last six away ties in succession and was winless in seven of their last eight. The team also conceded a total of 20 goals from their last eight road trips. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough was going through a lean patch, but they finally took a break from it by recording a 0-2 win, and that too on the road.
On top of that, h2h matches have always seen Middlesbrough dominating. The team pulled in four wins and a draw from the last six meetings, and seven wins from the last nine encounters at this venue. Moreover, Hull has registered only a single win at this stadium, and that came in the FA Cup. In addition, except for a draw nine years back, Middlesbrough holds a 100% winning record in league games at home. Expect them to make the most out of this tie Saturday.
Hull will fight back though. They are better in form and are fighting for the playoffs too. It’s true they will have to deal with their terrible road form, but the bad patch the hosts were in, will help in that regard. Importantly, the last four straight h2h ties saw both teams finding the back of the net. Expect the same to happen this weekend.
Middlesbrough vs Hull Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.83 (5/6)
Draw No Bet: Middlesbrough to Win @ 1.40 (2/5).