Middlesbrough vs Stoke City
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 20 December 2019
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
Since both teams are at their worst performance this season, we can expect a low scoring affair between Middlesbrough and Stoke City at the Riverside Stadium.
- Middlesbrough form: 22 matches – 4 wins – 9 draws – 9 losses – 21 points.
- Stoke City form: 22 matches – 5 wins – 3 draws – 14 losses – 18 points.
Middlesbrough vs Stoke City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Overall stats: Middlesbrough – 2 wins, Stoke City – 2 wins, Draws – 2.
- The team that hosts has stayed unbeaten in all their six meetings.
- Their previous encounter awarded a 1-0 home win for Boro.
- The teams have combined to score an average of 1.5 goals per match.
Middlesbrough vs Stoke City Prediction
Playing at home, Middlesbrough will be much better relieved of their current poor performance in the Championship. Especially when playing against a weaker team than themselves at an advantage.
Another three points would take them further away from the relegation zone. Middlesbrough were unmoved in the table after their previous encounter with Swansea which ended in a 3-0 away loss for the former.
However, the Riverside faithful has managed to stay unbeaten in the last four home matches in the campaign. With only 3 losses in 11 matches at home, they surely show that home is their strongest suit.
On the other hand, Stoke City encountered Reading in a goalless draw at home before packing to visit Middlesbrough. They will be visiting after two unbeaten home matches in their schedule.
Since they are not playing at home, it will not be an easy task for them at Riverside Stadium. With just two wins in 10 away games so far, the visitors are at a backhand.
Also, Stoke City has lost four of the last five trips on the road. And will be visiting after two consecutive losses away from home in the campaign.
As such, both teams are poorly performing in the league. So, it is safer to go with a double chance in the game with probably over 1.5 goals in ninety minutes.
Middlesbrough vs Stoke City Betting tips
Double chance: Middlesbrough or Draw @ 1.50 (2/5).
Over 1.5 goals @ 1.40 (2/5).