Middlesbrough vs Swansea
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 20 June 2020
Kick-off at 12:30 UK/ 13:30 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
The Boro have struggled to perform all throughout the season, and at this juncture, they are just two points above the relegation cut-off, and have scored the least number of goals of all the teams in the competition.
They are in desperate need for points. On the other hand, the Swans are three points away from a playoff spot, and with just nine match-days remaining, they do not have any time to lose.
Consequentially, both teams will be going after the three points. Adding the leaky defenses on either side to the equation, along with their unimpressive forms, it seems that we are in line for a goal-fest this weekend.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 3-1 win for the Swans.
- Both teams scored goals in the past two match-ups, and had four or more goals as well.
- Five of the previous six wins had gone to the Swans.
- The home team have scored three or more goals in 100% of Premier League games at this venue.
- The Swans hold the record for the most number of goals scored by a team at this venue in h2h clashes – four.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea: Prediction
The Boro recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Charlton. In a comparatively silent affair, the guests fired in the only goal early in the first half itself, and thereafter defended well to keep the slender lead alive, till the end.
The Swans were held to a goalless draw the prior match-day at home, by West Brom. It was a must-win game for the former (considering their objective of making the playoffs).
However, against the then toppers, the hosts were not able to do anything worthwhile, and had to settle for a single point.
At present, a win is kind of mandatory for both. The Boro need the three points to avoid getting the boot, while their counterparts need to secure a playoff spot.
Into this high-pressure scenario, comes the off-performing defenses of either squad. The Boro have a single clean sheet from their last thirteen games, whereas their opposite number have just two from their past fifteen fixtures on the road.
Moreover, the prior two h2h encounters had goals from both teams as well as four or more goals. Considering these stats, it’s concluded that a goal-fest is about to take place this Saturday at the Riverside Stadium.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea: Betting Tips
Both Teams to Score @ 1.75 (3/4)
Over 2.5 Match Goals @ 2.00 (1/1).