Middlesbrough vs Leeds
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Leeds are trying to recover from their loss of form for a brief period, which has significantly affected their chances of finishing atop the table. Still, they are trying their best to make amends, and this Wednesday, against a relegation-battler, Marcelo Bielsa’s men should deliver a convincing win.
Middlesbrough vs Leeds Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 4-0 win for Leeds.
- Seven of the past ten wins had gone to Leeds.
- Six of the last ten fixtures saw Middlesbrough failing to score.
- Since 1998, only thrice have the hosts won at this venue.
Middlesbrough vs Leeds Match Preview
Middlesbrough lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day against Barnsley. The fact that they had lost to a team placed 23rd in a table of 24, that too without scoring a goal, really showed the kind of form Middlesbrough are in right now. Do also keep note that Barnsley are a recently-promoted squad as well.
Elsewhere, Leeds recorded a 1-0 victory over Reading, at home. It was their second win in a row, and the third unbeaten game consecutively as well.
Since the mid-December to the first week of February, Leeds were going through a terrible spell, and it resulted in them dropping several points. Not only did it affect their chances to deliver the title, but most importantly, their hopes to get promoted too.
After the manner they fumbled in the playoffs at the end of last season, there’s really no wonder why Leeds are prioritizing the direct-promotion spots this much.
Middlesbrough vs Leeds Prediction
Leeds are one of the best teams in the competition, and are frontrunners to get promoted directly. They are coached by the legendary Marcelo Bielsa, and have been going after a Premier League ticket for quite some time.
In addition, they had won the reverse fixture 4-0, and had also recorded seven of the past ten h2h wins. At this venue, they have lost just thrice in the prior two decades, and most importantly, after dropping quite a few points in 2020, we can count on them to do their absolute best on the pitch to keep the winning streak going, and to find their rhythm back.
On the other hand, Middlesbrough are winless in their former ten straight match-ups, and are so in their previous five at home. They are also placed just one spot above the relegation cut-off, and have scored the least number of goals so far in the competition.
As such, expect the visitors Leeds to register a dominating win this game week.
Middlesbrough vs Leeds Betting Tips
Leeds to Win @ 1.67 (2/3)
Leeds to Score in First Half @ 1.75 (3/4).