Swansea vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: Liberty Stadium (Swansea).
The dearth of home advantage has been a pressing issue for Middlesbrough, who are yet to pick up a win on the road this term. Hence, although Swansea have not been their usual self as of late, a change in fortune could well be in store for the hosts this weekend.
Swansea vs Middlesbrough Head to head (h2h)
- Their last clash witnessed Swansea post a 3-1 victory.
- Only two of their previous five fixtures have featured over 2.5 goals on the charts.
- Both teams have found the back of the net together just once in their past five meetings.
- The final scores have finished level in two of their last five matchups.
- Middlesbrough have registered the win just twice in their previous nine encounters. (W-2, D-3, L-4)
Swansea vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Swansea have been hit by a sharp decline in form that has seen them winless in their last six games on the trot. The hosts managed just a 1-1 draw their previous clash at home against Blackburn, while on the road, West Brom thrashed them with a whopping 5-1 scorecard.
Garnering just three points from a possible eighteen, the hosts have slumped down to eleventh on the ladder.
On the other hand, Middlesbrough will be making the trip to Liberty Stadium on the back of a two-match unbeaten streak. The visiting contingent have also admitted defeat just once in their last five games in the Championship.
Be that as it may, the guests have been a nervous bunch in their outings. They are one among the only three teams left in the second division that are yet to taste success on the road. Taking into account that they have not secured the bragging rights in any of their last four trips here either, Swansea are the frontrunners to pick up all three points in this one.
However, as previously mentioned, the hosts are going through a rough patch at the moment. Considering that Middleborough have salvaged a point in half of their last ten away games, the safest punt in this one would be opting for a Draw no Bet.
Furthermore, the guests have lost without as much as a consolation goal in two of their previous four outings. Meanwhile, Swansea have looked tame in the final third as well, and have found the back of the net just thrice in their last five fixtures here.
Given that three of their previous four h2h matchups at this stadium have also featured fewer than 2.5 goals on the charts, a low scoring clash is certainly looming large come Saturday.
Swansea vs Middlesbrough Betting tips
Draw no bet: Swansea @ 1.40 (2/5)
Under 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (9/10).