Middlesbrough vs Preston
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
The Boro is placed in the bottom tier at the moment, with just two wins to show for their efforts so far. Also, their two back-to-back losses have put them in a tricky situation, and they need to do everything in their power to make the most out of this home tie.
It might be hard though, considering the form the incoming Preston is in right now. They remain one of the few squads to have stood unbeaten in the last five match-days, and in addition, they have scored the most number of goals in the competition.
Middlesbrough vs Preston Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, the Lilywhites recorded a 1-2 win on the road.
- Both teams found the back of the net in the previous four fixtures.
- It’s been three years since the hosts won at this venue.
- Preston scored twice or more in three of the previous four games.
Middlesbrough vs Preston Prediction
Alex Niel’s men have lost just once in the last eight match-days, and this defeat had come against the mighty Manchester City. In addition, they have found the back of the net in every tie this season, barring the City fixture, and their opener against Millwall.
Furthermore, the team has scored the most number of goals so far this season in the tournament, and with Leeds and West Brom taking on each other, has a great chance to make it to the top of the table.
On the other hand, the Boro has won just twice this whole Championship campaign. They were winless in nine of their former eleven fixtures and lost their last two. They have scored a total of just one goal from their prior two match-days and conceded four in the last one tie alone.
Finally, the Lilywhites won at this same venue the last time these two met, and this had happened in 2019 itself.
As such, the game should turn out in favor of the guests.
Middlesbrough vs Preston Betting Tips
Double Chance: Preston or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Preston to Open the Scoring @ 2.50 (3/2).