Bristol City (@2.0) vs Middlesbrough (@3.8)
31-08-2019

Our Prediction:

Bristol City will win

Bristol City – Middlesbrough Match Prediction | 31-08-2019 07:30

On average, Boro have conceded 0.79 goals at home, while theyve shipped an average of 1.07 expected goals in front of a home crowd. Bristol City have surrendered an average of 1.17 goals on the road, while theyve conceded an average of 1.31 expected goals. Furthermore, from a defensive point of view, Tuesdays visitors have generally looked less sturdy on the road than Middlesbrough have at home.

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Furthermore, from a defensive point of view, Tuesdays visitors have generally looked less sturdy on the road than Middlesbrough have at home. Bristol City have surrendered an average of 1.17 goals on the road, while theyve conceded an average of 1.31 expected goals. On average, Boro have conceded 0.79 goals at home, while theyve shipped an average of 1.07 expected goals in front of a home crowd.

In terms of recent results, Boro, whove now lost three on the bounce on their own patch, have been struggling at home, though most of their performances prior to losing against the current league leaders werent bad at all. Their penultimate home match against Preston saw them give more away at the back, though given that they created a pleasing 2.23 expected goals for, they offered a good amount going forward. Against both QPR and Brentford, Pulis men looked reasonably sturdy at the back, while they created more going forward, bettering both of those opponents in terms of expected goals.

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An improved showing will be needed if theyre to get a result at the Riverside. They may have scored three goals at Bramall Lane on Saturday, though as they created just 0.77 expected goals for (and conceded 1.3), its easy to feel that they were fortunate to both notch three times and come out on top. A positive average expected goal difference is not something that Bristol City currently have away from home, as theyve generally struggled to be at their creative best on the road.

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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. 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.

In terms of recent results, Boro, whove now lost three on the bounce on their own patch, have been struggling at home, though most of their performances prior to losing against the current league leaders werent bad at all. Against both QPR and Brentford, Pulis men looked reasonably sturdy at the back, while they created more going forward, bettering both of those opponents in terms of expected goals. Their penultimate home match against Preston saw them give more away at the back, though given that they created a pleasing 2.23 expected goals for, they offered a good amount going forward.