Middlesbrough vs Watford: Preview and Prediction

Middlesbrough vs Watford: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips

Middlesbrough vs Watford
English Premier League.
Date: Sunday, 16th October, 2016,
Kick-off at 13:30 UK
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

Aitor Karanka’s Middlesbrough will want to keep up his impressive 50% win return with his team by getting all three points against unpredictable Watford this weekend in the Premier League.

Boro sit in 16th place and on form are one of the worst teams in the league. A three game losing streak came to an end at when they faced West Ham but that match still ended in a draw. The club are searching for their first home victory this season.

Middlesbrough’s Alan Forshaw has told the press ahead of this game that the club need to be meaner, puff their chests out and believe that they deserve to be playing in the Premier League and that is the fighting talk that can win over a dressing room.

Watford may have more to smile about as their 3-1 victory over Manchester United is still being talked about in the press and amongst fans. But the club are only two points to the advantage of their hosts coming into this game.

Their form is decent enough where they have lost just once in their previous four matches. Away from home they have lost one, won one and drawn one.

Middlesbrough vs Watford: Head-to-Head Stats

Boro have not beaten Watford at the Riverside for three matches that goes back to 2011. The last two fixtures here have ended in score draws. From the last ten fixtures we have seen Boro win 3, Watford 5 and two draws.

Middlesbrough vs Watford: Prediction

The question is how long can the home team go without winning at home? With Watford they look like Premier League material one moment and ordinary the next. There has been a good rest from the league and if Karanka can convince his players that they start from afresh this could be a solid home win.

Middlesbrough vs Watford: Betting Tips

  • Middlesbrough to beat Watford at 13/10 (2.30)
  • Over 1.5 goals at 4/9 (1.44).