The Potters want to fight their way out of the cellar. After a home win over Luton and a home draw against Reading, the six-point game against Boro is due on Matchday 23. With a win, Stoke City can catch up on points and thus move to the saving bank for the time being. If the Middlesbrough vs. Stoke odds of the bookmakers are concerned, the guests are already slightly favored.
Middlesbrough vs Stoke Soccer Betting Tips
The fluctuations in odds among bookmakers can be explained by the personnel situation at Boro. Seven players with starting XI potential will miss the home game against Stoke City. In contrast, guests from Stoke can largely draw on the full. A highly competitive match between the two teams will await us on Friday evening.
We think a split between Middlesbrough and Stoke is the most likely outcome. A tip on this will be paid lucratively if successful.
Middlesbrough – statistics & current form
Middlesbrough wants to stay away from a relegation zone at the end of the year. The Red and Whites will play a groundbreaking home game against Stoke City on Friday evening. Jonathan Woodgate, Boro coach, does not expect an easy task on Matchday 23, especially since there are some severe losses in the squad.
So seven players with starting eleven potential are missing. In addition to the injured goalkeeper Britt Assombalonga (6 goals, 2 assists), the two suspended players Marcus Browne and Paddy McNair are missing in midfield. Woodgate will inevitably have to change a few things in the system at home against Stoke to adequately replace the failures.
Middlesbrough is currently ranked 20th in the championship and has a three-point advantage over a relegation zone. With only 19 goals in 22 games, Boro is the weakest offensive in the second English league. At least the home record of 4-4-3 gives hope. So far, only home games against teams from the top third of the table have been lost.
If Boro can continue the strong home form on Friday evening and even win the six-point game, Middlesbrough against Stoke will pay the highest odds of 3.00 for tip 1.
Probable lineups of Middlesbrough:
➱ Pears – Coulson, Ayala, Fry, Howson – Saville, Wing – Tavernier, Clayton, Johnson – Fletcher
Last Middlesbrough games:
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Swansea City vs. Middlesbrough FC 3: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 12/10/2019 – Nottingham Forest vs. Middlesbrough 1-1 (Championship)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – FC Middlesbrough vs. Charlton Athletic 1-0 (Championship)
⚽️ 11/30/2019 – Leeds United vs. Middlesbrough FC 4-0 (Championship)
⚽️ 11/27/2019 – FC Middlesbrough vs. Barnsley 1-0 (Championship)
Stoke – statistics & current form
Michael O’Neill to lead Stoke City out of the crisis. The long-time national coach of the Northern Ireland took over the vacant coaching position at the Potters a few weeks ago. Since O’Neill’s managerial debut, Stoke City has scored seven points in their last six league games. Now Stoke can leave a relegation zone for the first time since the second day of the championship.
The Potters have to master the away game at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough. In the six-point game against the table 20. Boro can match Stoke with a win on points. In the rest of the 2019 program, games against Sheffield Wednesday and Fulham FC are not exactly the easiest tasks.
As tables-22. the championship has had little to cheer for so far. Since the arrival of O’Neill, however, the performance curve has at least shown an upward trend. So there were only narrow defeats in games against Hull, Blackburn and Cardiff. The away record of 2-1-7 will therefore not be very meaningful.
The Potters will miss Shawcross, Etebo and N’Diaye on Friday night due to injury. Changes in the starting eleven will not be expected.
Probable lineup of Stoke:
➱ Butland – Ward, Batth, Lindsay, Edwards – Allen – McClean, Cousins, Clucas, Ince – Vokes
Last Stoke games:
⚽️ 12/14/2019 – Stoke vs. Reading 0-0 (Championship)
⚽️ 12/10/2019 – Stoke vs. Luton Town 3-0 (Championship)
⚽️ 07.12.2019 – Hull vs. Stoke 2: 1 (Championship)
⚽️ 11/30/2019 – Stoke vs. Blackburn 1: 2 (Championship)
⚽️ 11/26/2019 – Cardiff City vs. Stoke 1-0 (Championship)
Middlesbrough vs Stoke Soccer Betting Tips
Stoke City can leave a relegation zone in the Championship for the first time this season. The Potters do not want to miss this chance on Friday evening and confidently travel to the Riverside Stadium after two games without defeat. Middlesbrough, on the other hand, is struggling with some personnel worries at the end of the year and is being treated as a light underdog despite the home advantage on Friday.
If Boro loses the home game and wins the competition in the table cellar, the red-whites slip to a relegation zone for the time being. Jonathan Woodgate wants to avoid this scenario at all costs.
Key Facts – Middlesbrough vs Stoke tips
♦️ At Middlesbrough, seven players will miss the home game against Stoke.
♦️ Boro has a home record of 4-4-3 and has only lost home games against teams from the top third of the table so far.
♦️ Stoke has been unbeaten two times in a row.
We expect a competitive game between the two teams and see a draw as the most likely outcome. Middlesbrough has recently been very strong at home and has so far been convincing at the Riverside Stadium. Due to the personnel restrictions, we expect a middling Middlesbrough that will take only a few risks.
At Middlesbrough against Stoke, a tip on a tie will be rewarded with betting odds of up to 3.30. We choose to use four units.
Bet Tip: X
Stake: 4/10 units