Middlesbrough vs Leeds Predictions and Match Preview

Middlesbrough vs Leeds
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 9th February 2019
Kick-off at 13.00 UK/ 14.00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).

The top tier of the Championship table is surely going to see some changes this weekend, once this game is done with. Two major players from the title mix, as well as the playoff equations, take on each other, in hopes of upsetting the already set hierarchy of the second division in England.

The Peacocks have narrowly missed out on the top spot, owing to a two-unit difference in GD with the current topper Norwich. The team from West Yorkshire would really love to make amends to the situation and carve out a safe zone for them at the zenith.

Boro would be trying to take advantage of the recent stumbles made by Marcelo Bielsa’s men in road games. A win in this game would prove to be very useful, come the end of the season, considering that the opponents are title-hopefuls.

Middlesbrough vs Leeds Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Two of the last three and three of the last five games had over 2.5 goals.
  • Seven of the last eight wins belonged to the home team of the concerned games.
  • Tony Pulis’s men scored three or more goals in their last two home-ties.
  • Six of the last eleven fixtures at the Riverside Stadium witnessed the visitors recording two or more goals.

Middlesbrough vs Leeds Prediction

Both teams are looking to consolidate their positions in the top-six of the table. A loss in this game will badly affect their prospects in multiple levels, and it’s a given that either will look for the win.

Goals are a certainty as two teams with in-form frontlines take on each other. Smoggies found the back of the net in their last eight ties in a row and did it twice or more in five of these. They repeated the feat in their last four home-fixtures and registered a total of nine from these matches. They also registered three goals each in their last two h2h ties at home. Calmly expect the hosts to score a goal in the first half itself.

The Whites are one of the best goal-scoring squads in the Championship and have displayed amazing consistency at that. The team managed to breach the opposing defenses in 24 of their last 25 overall fixtures, and in their last 22 away ties in a row. That’s a streak that extends to April of last year.

Considering the form the team is in, the visitors are assured to slot goals in, and in all probability, we can wait for a high-scoring game.

Middlesbrough vs Leeds Betting Tips

  • Over 2.5 Match Goals & Both Teams to Score @ 2.50 (3/2)
  • Middlesbrough to Score a Goal in the First Half @ 2.25 (5/4).