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Football tips: Middlesbrough vs Watford - predictions and betting guide

Middlesbrough will hope to utilise their home advantage to help bridge the gap to today’s opponents. The home side are currently 22 points behind Watford.

Insights:
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (26) in Championship
Best bookmaker betting odds:

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Middlesbrough form and stats

10 victories, 3 draws and 6 defeats. That’s what Middlesbrough have to build on here at Riverside Stadium in the Championship. Middlesbrough has recorded two wins in a row here at Riverside Stadium, increasing their hopes of victory in this match.

A defeat was the result before that one, 0-1 away at Millwall.

Middlesbrough has scored 25 league goals at home this season, in 19 matches. Middlesbrough are not conceding a lot of goals here at Riverside Stadium in the league, averaging less than one per game. The total is 18 from 19 matches. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 1 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Watford form and stats

7-7-5 is the win-draw-loss statistic for Watford, who have the fewest conceded goals (26) in Championship, in their Championship matches away. Impressively, the visitors are on a six-match winning run which they hope continue versus Middlesbrough. Watford love their trips these days, as their two previous away games have resulted in victories.

Did you know that the longest clean sheet streak is 1816 minutes? This record is held by Mazaropi when he played in Vasco da Gama. Watford goalkeeper Daniel Bachmann is eager to challenge this, with his 202 minutes of keeping balls out from the net.

Before that, Watford secured a home win against Birmingham City with the score 3-0.

A quick return to home after this game, as Watford are hosting Reading in the Championship only four days away.

Many goals are not expected from the visiting Watford as they have only managed to score 17 times from 19 away games in the league. They concede less than a goal on average per away game (14 so far).

Head 2 Head

The last H2H meeting was Watford - Middlesbrough 1-0, played this season. H2H stats regardless of arena (last ten matches): Middlesbrough one win, three draws and Watford six victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), six games had two or less.

Top Goalscorers

WatfordJ. Junqueira de Jesus
J. Junqueira de Jesus
9 goals
WatfordI. Sarr
I. Sarr
9 goals
MiddlesbroughD. Watmore
D. Watmore
7 goals

Middlesbrough missing players

Watford missing players

Competition: England Championship
Competition: Mon 05.April
Match begins: 11:30 (UTC)
Venue: Riverside Stadium (34988 seats)
  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 39 25 9 5 57 28 19 12 6 1 27 10 20 13 3 4 30 18 29 84
2 Watford 39 23 9 7 56 26 20 16 2 2 39 12 19 7 7 5 17 14 30 78
3 Swansea City 38 20 9 9 45 30 19 11 5 3 23 11 19 9 4 6 22 19 15 69
4 Brentford 37 19 11 7 65 39 18 10 6 2 35 19 19 9 5 5 30 20 26 68
5 Barnsley 39 19 8 12 50 43 20 10 5 5 25 20 19 9 3 7 25 23 7 65
6 Reading 39 18 9 12 53 42 19 11 1 7 29 21 20 7 8 5 24 21 11 63
7 AFC Bournemouth 38 17 11 10 58 38 20 12 3 5 36 20 18 5 8 5 22 18 20 62
8 Cardiff City 39 16 10 13 55 38 20 7 4 9 32 22 19 9 6 4 23 16 17 58
9 Middlesbrough 39 16 8 15 47 42 19 10 3 6 25 18 20 6 5 9 22 24 5 56
10 Millwall 39 13 16 10 39 36 20 6 10 4 19 16 19 7 6 6 20 20 3 55
11 Stoke City 39 14 13 12 44 42 19 9 4 6 26 21 20 5 9 6 18 21 2 55
12 Queens Park Rangers 38 14 11 13 42 43 20 9 4 7 24 22 18 5 7 6 18 21 -1 53
13 Luton Town 38 14 8 16 31 43 18 7 6 5 22 20 20 7 2 11 9 23 -12 50
14 Bristol City 39 15 4 20 39 52 20 7 2 11 15 24 19 8 2 9 24 28 -13 49
15 Blackburn Rovers 39 12 10 17 50 43 19 6 7 6 25 21 20 6 3 11 25 22 7 46
16 Nottingham Forest 39 11 12 16 31 38 19 5 7 7 16 18 20 6 5 9 15 20 -7 45
17 Preston North End 39 13 6 20 40 50 20 5 5 10 16 19 19 8 1 10 24 31 -10 45
18 Derby County 39 11 10 18 29 42 20 6 6 8 16 20 19 5 4 10 13 22 -13 43
19 Huddersfield Town 37 11 9 17 41 52 18 8 4 6 25 18 19 3 5 11 16 34 -11 42
20 Birmingham City 39 10 11 18 29 50 20 5 3 12 15 32 19 5 8 6 14 18 -21 41
21 Coventry City 38 9 12 17 32 51 19 7 7 5 19 19 19 2 5 12 13 32 -19 39
22 Rotherham United 35 10 5 20 38 48 17 4 3 10 21 26 18 6 2 10 17 22 -10 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 38 10 8 20 28 48 18 6 6 6 15 14 20 4 2 14 13 34 -20 32
24 Wycombe Wanderers 39 7 9 23 26 61 20 5 5 10 13 24 19 2 4 13 13 37 -35 30

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 39 25 9 5 57 28 19 12 6 1 27 10 20 13 3 4 30 18 29 84
2 Watford 39 23 9 7 56 26 20 16 2 2 39 12 19 7 7 5 17 14 30 78
3 Swansea City 38 20 9 9 45 30 19 11 5 3 23 11 19 9 4 6 22 19 15 69
4 Brentford 37 19 11 7 65 39 18 10 6 2 35 19 19 9 5 5 30 20 26 68
5 Barnsley 39 19 8 12 50 43 20 10 5 5 25 20 19 9 3 7 25 23 7 65
6 Reading 39 18 9 12 53 42 19 11 1 7 29 21 20 7 8 5 24 21 11 63
7 AFC Bournemouth 38 17 11 10 58 38 20 12 3 5 36 20 18 5 8 5 22 18 20 62
8 Cardiff City 39 16 10 13 55 38 20 7 4 9 32 22 19 9 6 4 23 16 17 58
9 Middlesbrough 39 16 8 15 47 42 19 10 3 6 25 18 20 6 5 9 22 24 5 56
10 Millwall 39 13 16 10 39 36 20 6 10 4 19 16 19 7 6 6 20 20 3 55
11 Stoke City 39 14 13 12 44 42 19 9 4 6 26 21 20 5 9 6 18 21 2 55
12 Queens Park Rangers 38 14 11 13 42 43 20 9 4 7 24 22 18 5 7 6 18 21 -1 53
13 Luton Town 38 14 8 16 31 43 18 7 6 5 22 20 20 7 2 11 9 23 -12 50
14 Bristol City 39 15 4 20 39 52 20 7 2 11 15 24 19 8 2 9 24 28 -13 49
15 Blackburn Rovers 39 12 10 17 50 43 19 6 7 6 25 21 20 6 3 11 25 22 7 46
16 Nottingham Forest 39 11 12 16 31 38 19 5 7 7 16 18 20 6 5 9 15 20 -7 45
17 Preston North End 39 13 6 20 40 50 20 5 5 10 16 19 19 8 1 10 24 31 -10 45
18 Derby County 39 11 10 18 29 42 20 6 6 8 16 20 19 5 4 10 13 22 -13 43
19 Huddersfield Town 37 11 9 17 41 52 18 8 4 6 25 18 19 3 5 11 16 34 -11 42
20 Birmingham City 39 10 11 18 29 50 20 5 3 12 15 32 19 5 8 6 14 18 -21 41
21 Coventry City 38 9 12 17 32 51 19 7 7 5 19 19 19 2 5 12 13 32 -19 39
22 Rotherham United 35 10 5 20 38 48 17 4 3 10 21 26 18 6 2 10 17 22 -10 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 38 10 8 20 28 48 18 6 6 6 15 14 20 4 2 14 13 34 -20 32
24 Wycombe Wanderers 39 7 9 23 26 61 20 5 5 10 13 24 19 2 4 13 13 37 -35 30

Middlesbrough Watford
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs mid Away Total
39 19 7 Played P 6 19 39
16 10 2 Won W 2 7 23
8 3 3 Drew D 4 7 9
15 6 2 Lost L 0 5 7
47 25 7 Scored S 6 17 56
42 18 9 Conceded C 4 14 26
90% 95% 86% Over 0.5 O 0.5 50% 74% 87%
67% 68% 71% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 42% 54%
49% 47% 43% Over 2.5 O 2.5 33% 26% 33%
15% 11% 14% Over 3.5 O 3.5 17% 11% 18%
8% 5% 14% Over 4.5 O 4.5 17% 11% 15%
46% 37% 71% BTTS BTTS 50% 37% 38%
33% 42% 14% Clean Sheets C S 50% 42% 49%
31% 26% 29% Failed to Score F T 50% 47% 26%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.4 1.3 1.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.7 1.8 1.8
2 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
11.4 11.8 11.1 Shots (avg) S ( 9.8 10.8 11.2
2.9 3.6 3.9 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3 3.1 3.6
41% 37% 26% Goal Efficiency G E 33% 29% 40%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Watford have scored at least twice as many goals as they have conceded.
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (14) away in Championship
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals (26) in Championship
  • Watford have the fewest conceded goals in the first half (10) in Championship
  • Watford have the most scored goals in the first half (29) in Championship
  • Watford have the the best goal difference (+30) in Championship
  • Watford is in the best form (6-0-0)

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Championship:
England:
Bookie Middlesbrough Draw Watford

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.