Match Preview: Middlesbrough 3-1 Hull City Prediction and Betting Tips | England (Championship)
Middlesbrough – Hull City betting tips for today, February 20, 2018.
Football:England – Championship
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Match Result: 3:1 WON!!!
|Both sides head into this fixture with opposing problems in their respective camps. Hull travel to the Riverside Stadium a bit too close for comfort to the drop zone, and with an extremely long injury to compete with, their outfield options are thin.|
|Middlesbrough’s season so far hasn’t exactly gone to plan either, as they linger outside of the play-off spots at this crunch period of the campaign. As the Boro’s season stutters along, Tony Pulis has not managed back-to-back league wins since being appointed.|
|Ahead of this round of fixtures, a staggering 11 places and 19 points separate the sides, despite the fact that Hull have scored more goals than the Boro this term (42:40). This stat typifies the kind of play you can expect to see from the Boro – low scoring affairs are commonplace in Teesside.|
|Although Hull have had more goals, more shots on target (139:117), and a much higher shot accuracy (50.2%:39.6%) this season; they have in fact, conceded 17 more goals than the Boro – going a long way to explaining the difference in placings.|
|Players to watch: £15 million man Britt Assombalonga (MID) has scored 12 goals this season, but hasn’t featured as regularly under Pulis. Could a pairing up top with Rudy Gestede be the way forward?|
|Twenty-one-year-old Jarrod Bowen (HUL) boasts an impressive 12 goals from midfield this term, and is expected to feature here despite Hull being without a potential eight first team players.|
|Stat attack: The home side has won on four of the last five occasions, with both Boro and Hull having two wins apiece – the only away victory since 2013/’14 came for the Boro last term at the KC.|
|Hull’s recent away win at Forest was only their second victory in 18 Championship matches.|
|Six of the last eight meetings between the sides in all competitions has produced under 2.5 goals in total, only one team scoring in each of those six games.|