Middlesbrough (@2.3) vs Preston (@3.0)
01-10-2019

Our Prediction:

Middlesbrough will win

Middlesbrough – Preston Match Prediction | 01-10-2019 14:45

The Boro are eyeing their third consecutive win in the Championship and you should bear in mind that their managed to keep three clean sheets in previous four league fixtures. Middlesbroug coach Tony Pulis is well known for his defensive style of play and we predict that the visitors are going to rely on their rock-solid defence in the midweek clash. Buoyed by a 2-1 win at Brentford, Middlesbrough will be looking to give fans yet another reason for celebration when they take on Preston at Deepdale Stadium on Tuesday evening. The Lilywhites made a very slow start to the season, but they have been improving their game week by week. Preston produced a thrilling display in a 4-1 win over Blackburn Rovers at the weekend and that is the main reason why we predict that they are going to grab something from the Middlesbrough game.

Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the clubs main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well. Middlesbrough is a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of Englands league system in the modern history. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742.

Middlesbrough will be aiming to make amends for an unpleasant 2-1 loss to Brentford when they host Preston at their Riverside Stadium on Wednesday evening. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Preston, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on draw. Preston, on the other hand, have found their best form of late and they will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers when they face Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium. Seeing that the Boro failed to impress in the 2-1 loss to the Bees, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Riverside Stadium on Matchday 37. The Boro are eager to return to the Premier League, but they need to book their place in the play-offs first if they are to meet the goal.

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Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.

They head to Deepdale hoping to secure a third straight win, but the hosts have other ideas. Alex Neil has taken his team from the relegation zone up to 16th with some good form, and they will be out to put even more distance between themselves and the bottom three by claiming a win over Boro. Can Tony Pulis and his stubborn defence hold off an in form Preston side? Middlesbrough kept up the pressure on Norwich with a win at Brentford on Saturday, but can they repeat the trick in this visit to Preston?

Born in Northampton, Callum Robinson started his career at Aston Villa. Having gone through the youth ranks with the Villans, Robinson was given his first-team debut in 2013. As a product of the Aston Villa academy, Robinson unfortunately never got a chance to prove his worth at the club and ended up playing no less than 4 league appearances during his three-year stay at Villa Park.

The visitors are just a point off the top of the form table, after securing 18 points from their last eight games. Preston are going to be a huge test for the hosts, as they make this trip as one of the form sides in the division. However, theyve been in fine form across their last 10, following their visit from the FA Cup. They looked like they had nothing to play for after their third-round exit, but now they have an eye on the top six.

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Only six sides have scored fewer goals than Boro, while they have just the 15th best home record in the division. Theyre now looking to continue their excellent form against Middlesbrough, who have been made favourites despite struggling at home. The weekend saw them claim a 1-0 success at Blackburn, which put them into the top 10. Theyve failed to win four of their last five at home, while theyve won just three of their last 13 home league games. The visitors are only four points of sixth after a 10 game unbeaten run.

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Seeing that the Boro failed to impress in the 2-1 loss to the Bees, we predict that the two teams are going to share the spoils at Riverside Stadium on Matchday 37. The Boro are eager to return to the Premier League, but they need to book their place in the play-offs first if they are to meet the goal. In the first half of the season the two teams played out a 1-1 draw in Preston, which is yet another reason why we are tempted to put our money on draw. Preston, on the other hand, have found their best form of late and they will be looking to build on a hard-fought 1-0 win at Blackburn Rovers when they face Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium. Middlesbrough will be aiming to make amends for an unpleasant 2-1 loss to Brentford when they host Preston at their Riverside Stadium on Wednesday evening.

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The hosts have scored four goals in three of their last four matches here, which makes us suspect that theyll break through the Boro backline. Tuesdays clash is a step up in opposition, but they should still be confident despite meeting one of the strongest defences in the league. The hosts have won three of the last four at home, and that has helped them get clear of relegation danger.

Theyve already held Middlesbrough to a draw twice this season, while the visitors claimed a point in this fixture last year. Preston Double Chance is our tip, along with a 1-1 draw. Theyve been more effective on the road than at home in this unbeaten run thanks to that winning streak. Given their great form, we think the visitors are really well priced on the Double Chance market going into this one. Preston have boosted their away form in recent weeks, winning their last five trips.

They are unbeaten in past ten Championship outings and they as many as five on the spin away from home in the division. The visitors will head into the match as heavy form favourites following a run of four wins and two draws in last six league affairs. This is definitely not the kind of form you want to have coming face to face with flying-high Preston North End in the mid-week round.