Stoke City vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 5 December 2020
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium.
The Boro have been a consistent performer in the last few match-days, and they are slowly trying to break into one of the playoff spots. As of now, they are placed 10th in the table, and are lagging by just two points below the final playoff position.
They also have the best defense in the entire league, and have conceded a total of just ten goals through the campaign. Moreover, they also have a great h2h record against this opponent over the years.
Likely, they are expected to dominate proceedings at the Bet365 Stadium this weekend.
However, they have had some troubles in performing on the road lately, while the Potters have been on a good run at home in the last few months.
In addition, Michael O’Neil’s men have also been scoring at a consistent rate in home games this season.
For the reasons, expect goals to come from both teams this Saturday. And also do count on Middlesbrough to deliver the better performance.
Stoke vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head (h2h)
- Neil Warnock’s men are on a three-match winning run against this opponent.
- They had also recorded six of the former nine overall wins.
- At this venue, the hosts are winless in the past three years.
- The latest encounter at this venue had ended in a 0-2 win for the guests, and the meeting had taken place just five months back.
Stoke vs Middlesbrough: Prediction
The Potters recorded a 0-1 win on the road the last match-day, against Wycombe. In the meantime, the Boro registered a 2-1 win at home against Swansea.
Going on, Warnock’s men were unbeaten in 12 of their previous 14 overall match-ups, and they had scored two or more goals in the past three games. They also are on a three-fixture winning run against this opponent, and are unbeaten in such games at this venue since 2017.
On the other hand, their counterparts are winless in two of their former three match-ups, and they had conceded two or more goals in their last three appearances at home.
As such, expect Middlesbrough to have the upper hand this weekend, and avoid a loss at the very least.
Be that as it may, note that O’Neil’s men have failed to score at home just three times in their last 15 appearances, while Warnock’s men were winless in four of their former six games on the road.
As such, expect goals to come from both teams at the Bet365 Stadium.
Stoke vs Middlesbrough: Betting Tips
Double Chance: Middlesbrough or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Both Teams to Score @ 2.00 (1/1).