Middlesbrough vs Peterborough
England- FA Cup
Date: Saturday, 5th January 2019.
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
The Boro have fallen behind in the Championship table due to recent setbacks. Promotion to the Premier league looks far away for them as of now. They have won and lost 2 matches each in the last 5 games. All those 5 games saw a score with fewer than 2.5 goals also.
A 4 match winless run at home was ended when they won against Ipswich. All of their previous 4 games in front of the home crowd had less than 2.5 goals. Manager Tony Pulis is well aware of the competition his side will face in their first FA Cup game this season.
The away side are also finding it hard to win in the League One fixtures recently. The Posh have only one win in their last 5 matches in all competitions while losing twice. Meanwhile their away form looks much better in that span. They won 3 and lost one of their last 5 matches on the road in both the Cup and League. More than 3 goals were scored in 3 of those 5 games as well.
Steve Evans men had a better start to the League compared to last season. Primary round in FA Cup saw them cruise past Bromley 3-1 and won against Bradford City via a rematch.
The home side will have to battle hard for promotion against a side that are strong in away games.
Middlesbrough vs Peterborough: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Middlesbrough is unbeaten in this fixture against Peterborough.
- They have 3 wins in 7 h2h matches across all venues.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals came in 5 of these 7 games.
- Fewer than 2.5 goals came in 3 of the h2h matches held at the home of Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough vs Peterborough: Prediction
When we look at the former contests between them, it is clear that all matches have been low scoring. Fewer than 2.5 goals came in 5 of their 7 meetings. Three matches played at this venue had a similar score line too. Also analyzing the recent home matches of the Boro the same trend is visible. So a bet can be placed on a score with less than 2.5 goals with 2.15 odd.
Boro are one of the lowest scoring teams at the top of Championship table. They have netted only 28 times in 26 matches. On the contrary the League One side are better in that aspect but not so good at defending. Hence i don’t see both teams finding the goals too easily. So we can bet on both teams not scoring with 2.05 odd.
Middlesbrough vs Peterborough: Betting Tips
Both teams to score: No @ 2.05 (12/11).
Under 2.5 goals @ 2.15 (8/7).