Middlesbrough vs Swansea City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 March 2020
Kick-Off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
The Boro ended a 10 match winless run in the Championship with a win over Charlton Athletic. That narrow win against a relegation struggler was not a surprise. But despite having more possession and shots on goal, they got only 1 goal.
Swansea is fresh from a goalless draw at home against West Brom. They defended well against the top side and made it 2 draws on the trot. With a 12 point difference over Middlesbrough, I am rooting for the visitors.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea City: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Swansea has an active 2 match win streak against the Boro.
- Over 2.5 goals were scored in 3 of their past 5 meetings.
- Both sides have one win each in the 4 head to head games at this ground.
- The hosts never failed to score in 3 of those 4 matches.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea City: Prediction
The Swans picked up all 3 points in their last 2 trips to Riverside stadium. They have a 2 match streak going on which includes an impressive performance against second-placed West Brom. Keeping a clean sheet against the top-scoring club is not an easy feat.
When we look at their recent results away from home wins are rare. But even though they are winless, 4 of their last 6 games on the road were draws. Considering this and their dominance in recent head to head games, I am backing a double chance in favor of the visitors.
The hosts have never failed to score in 8 of their last 10 matches at home both in the FA Cup and league. They even got a 1-1 draw against Tottenham in the first leg of the FA Cup round of 32. Swansea has netted goals in 7 of their away matches recently and averages a goal per game on the road. We can expect both of these clubs scoring this Saturday.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea City: Betting Tips
- Double Chance: Draw or Swansea @ 1.57 (4/7).
- Both teams to score @ 1.80 (4/5).