Middlesbrough vs Watford
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 5 April 2021
Kick-off at 11:30 UK/ 12:30 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.
The Hornets are in terrifying form at the moment. They are on a long winning run, and to be honest, they are easily the best team in the league based on recent form. They have been scoring goals in plenty, and are determined to secure an entry into the PL.
The fact that they were relegated from the top flight at the end of the last season, has been playing at the back of their minds since the start of 2020-21. And with just seven match-days remaining in this one, they are close to making amends for getting the boot.
They have a lead of nine points over the third-placed Brentford, and as is known, the first two teams will get a direct ticket to the Premier League.
Meanwhile, the Boro are going through an inconsistent run. They had put so much pressure on themselves to qualify for the playoffs, and that seems to be backfiring.
As things stand, they are trailing seven points behind the sixth-placed Reading, which is the final playoff position.
Moreover, Xisco Munoz’s men also have a great h2h record against this rival over the years, and particularly so in the last decade.
For the reasons, expect Watford to deliver a winning performance this Monday at the Riverside Stadium.
Middlesbrough vs Watford: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 1-0 win for the Hornets.
- They are on an eight-game unbeaten streak.
- They have kept clean sheets in the last four fixtures.
- It’s been ten years since the hosts have won at this venue.
Middlesbrough vs Watford Prediction
Neil Warnock’s men lost 3-1 on the road the last match-day, against Bournemouth. In the meantime, Munoz’s men registered a 1-0 win at home against Sheffield Wednesday.
Going on, the Hornets are on a six-game winning streak, and they had also won ten of their former eleven match-ups. They had also kept clean sheets in four of their former six overall games, and they had scored two or more goals in six of their nine fixtures.
On the other hand, their counterparts had lost three of their preceding five games, and at home they have won just thrice since mid-December.
Finally, Munoz’s men also have a superb h2h record against this foe over the years.
Considering all these observations, expect Watford to have the upper hand this Monday, and count on them to post a win as well.
Middlesbrough vs Watford: Betting Tips
Watford to Win @ 2.40 (7/5)
Over 1.5 Match Goals @ 1.44 (4/9).