Preston North End vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 27 November 2018
Kick-Off at 19:45 UK
Venue: Deepdale Stadium (Preston).
Two in-form sides, Preston North End and Middlesbrough, are going to face each other on Tuesday evening in the clash of English Championship 19th round.
The hosts have been struggling to keep their heads above the water and they’ve been positioned in the relegation zone for a long time. However, they’ve improved their performances and thanks to seven matches without being defeated, Preston North End started climbing towards the middle of the table. They are still not far from danger and if Alex Neil’s side wants to remain safe, they should be looking forward to keeping up their good run. Home side snatched seven points in the last three matches played in front of their fans.
Middlesbrough are one of the hottest candidates for the promotion as they are sitting on the 2nd spot being just two points behind Norwich City. The visitors lost just twice during this campaign, however they’ve been involved in a number of draw matches. Although Britt Assombalonga and the lads haven’t been too efficient, their defence is the best in the league and Middlesbrough are playing very disciplined football. The visitors lost just once at away grounds where they’ve conceded just five times.
Preston North End v Middlesbrough: Head-to-head
Preston North End have never celebrated against their rivals in the recent history and Middlesbrough booked seven victories in their last 13 encounters. They haven’t been producing too efficient clashes, but in the last two the crowd was able to enjoy five goals per match.
Preston North End v Middlesbrough: Prediction
It seems that Preston North end have finally found their game and they want to continue in the same fashion as in the past seven rounds. However, since their opposition is pretty tough, in this one the teams should split the points.
Middlesbrough have been involved in a lot of low scoring matches so far as they have been really hard to crack. This style of play might suite the hosts as well and we are not expecting to see more than two goals in total in this clash.
Preston North End v Middlesbrough: Bet Tips
Draw @ 3.30
Under 2.5 FT @ 1.65