Preston vs Middlesbrough Prediction & Match Preview

Preston vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Deepdale (Preston).

Preston will hope their home advantage, and Middlesbrough’s overall dismal form on the road will help them put an end to their three-game winless run in the league.

Meanwhile, the three-game winning run of the guests, including the one over toppers West Brom the last match-day, gives hope to Middlesbrough fans.

Preston vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The previous five matches had goals from both teams.
  • Seven of the previous eight wins went to Middlesbrough.
  • At this venue, the hosts are yet to record a win since 2006.
  • Six of the past seven clashes at this stadium had goals from both teams.

Preston vs Middlesbrough Prediction

Preston were at home the last match-day, and in spite of their advantage, they were defeated by Reading, with a 0-2 scoreline.

Elsewhere, Middlesbrough recorded one of their best wins of the season, the prior game week. They were on the road, and had taken on toppers and potential champions West Brom. Still, the guests delivered a win to nil on the road with a 0-2 scorecard.

As things stand, Preston will try their best to put an end to their current dismal run. They do have the home advantage to count on, and the struggles of Middlesbrough on the road.

In fact, this whole season, Middlesbrough were winless on the road, disregarding their sole victory against West Brom. This means, since August of 2019, to the end of December, the team could not deliver a single victory away from home.

On the other hand, Preston have lost just thrice this whole season in front of the home crowd. One of these losses had come against PL champions Manchester City (in the EFL Cup), and another one against West Brom.

On top of that, the most recent win in h2h clashes had gone to Preston, and they have even remained unbeaten in such fixtures, in the last four attempts.

Considering these observations, count on Preston to do their best on the pitch, and secured a hard-fought win to start their new year on the right note.

However, do consider the three-game winning run of Middlesbrough, and their victory over the potential champions of the league the last match-day.

Furthermore, understand that Preston have a single clean sheet in nine of their last ten overall games, and are on a streak of ten appearances at home without a single clean sheet.

Going on, the past five overall h2h encounters had goals from both teams, and so did six of the last seven at this venue.

And finally, and most importantly, Middlesbrough have lost just once against this opponent since 2006, and never at this venue in the period.

Considering these observations, the BTTS bet seems a very promising option to bring good returns this Wednesday.

Preston vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips

  • Draw No Bet: Preston @ 1.40 (2/5)
  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).