Middlesbrough vs Preston Predictions and Free Tips from our expert tipsters when the teams go head-to-head in English Championship on Saturday, 18 March 2023.
Middlesbrough are placed third in the table at the moment, and they seem like a huge favorite to make it to the playoffs. However, they are now going after a top-two finish.
Meanwhile, Preston have been on a consistent run lately, and they will try their absolute best to make matters tough for their counterparts this weekend.
Middlesbrough vs Preston Head-to-head stats
Preston do have the better h2h record in recent years. They won the reverse fixture 2-1, and they are also on a three-game winning streak.
However, at this venue, Middlesbrough lost just twice in the 21st century. They also failed to score just once at this ground all through this period.
Who will win the match between Middlesbrough vs Preston?
Middlesbrough will have to deliver a flawless performance this weekend if they hope to post the three points on the board.
It gives them confidence that they won five of their past six appearances at home. Also, their latest Championship defeat at this venue came five months back.
On the other hand, Preston won just once on the road in their last four road trips, and they were winless in seven of their previous ten overall fixtures.
Count on the hosts to sweat it out for the win.
How many goals can be expected?
Middlesbrough scored three or more goals in three of their past four appearances at home, and at the same time, they conceded eight goals from the past three h2h meetings.
It looks like goals are about to come in plenty at the Riverside Stadium.
Will Both Teams Score in the match?
As mentioned, Middlesbrough might have the upper hand this weekend. But they have a poor h2h record against this rival, and even lost the reverse fixture. A clean sheet is not expected of them, and thus both teams are anticipated to find the back of the net this Saturday.
Middlesbrough vs Preston Prediction
Middlesbrough won five of their past six home appearances, and they lost their latest fixture at home almost five months back. They are also placed third in the table, and are going after a top-two finish.
On the other hand, Preston were winless in seven of their past ten overall fixtures, and they remained winless in three of their past six road trips.
If recent form is any indication, Middlesbrough to Win would be a good pick at 1.60 odd.
But do note that they have a poor h2h record against this rival. Not only did they lose the reverse fixture, but they let in eight goals from the past three h2h encounters as well.
As such, the Both Teams to Score wager looks promising at 2.00 odd.
Middlesbrough vs Preston Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to Win @ 1.60
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00.