Exeter vs Middlesbrough prediction, odds & betting tips 31/10/2023

Exeter vs Middlesbrough prediction, odds & betting tips 31/10/2023
31/10/23 - 19:45





Exeter vs Middlesbrough prediction, odds & betting tips 31/10/2023

Exeter - Middlesbrough

England EFL Cup - St James Park

Exeter and Middlesbrough lock horns in a League Cup clash on Tuesday, October 31st. The hosts are struggling in League One right now. At the same time, Middlesbrough are on a winning spree in the Championship.

Exeter vs Middlesbrough predictions and betting tips

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Middlesbrough to Win

  • Boro won 7 of their last 8 games in all competitions. 
  • Exeter on the other hand lost 8 of their last 10 matches – W1 D1. 
  • Exeter’s home form had been awful recently – W0 D1 L4. 

Clean Sheet Middlesbrough

  • Middlesbrough kept clean sheets in 3 of their last 5 outings. 
  • Exeter scored just 1 goal in their last 5 home games combined. 
  • Exeter failed to score in 7 of their last 10 official matches. 

Top betting odds and key stats for Exeter vs Middlesbrough

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Exeter odds: 7/2 (4.50) – 22.2% Probability

Draw odds: 29/10 (3.90) – 25.6% Probability

Middlesbrough odds: 11/13 (1.85) – 54.2% Probability

As we can see, the bookies see Middlesbrough to be the expected winners in this match, with a 54.20% win probability. In other markets Over 2.5 Goals come at 53.40% probability. 

Exeter – Middlesbrough preview: latest form, news, and potential lineups

Read all of the latest injury updates and team news for this duel, including our predicted Exeter vs Middlesbrough lineups.


Exeter managed to score their first goal in 5 games on Saturday. This was enough to end a 4-game losing run with a scrappy 1-1 home draw vs Lincoln. The Grecians sacked their manager recently but the results haven’t improved yet and they have now lost 8 of their last 10 games (W1 D1). 

Exeter have nothing to lose coming into this game and the Grecians will try and cause an upset in what will be the first-ever competitive match between the sides. 

The two main wing-backs Niskinen and Rankine remain sidelined. So does key inner midfielder Billington. On top of all that another important wide player Zak Jules is doubtful with a knock. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Sinisalo (GK), Sweeney, Aimson, Hartridge, Mitchell, Taylor, Carroll, Jules, Kite, Aitchinson & Scott


Boro saw their 8-game unbeaten run (W7 D1) come to an end on Saturday. In a rare poor showing Middlesbrough lost at home vs Stoke in what was a toothless showing. Still, Boro won 7 in a row before that and their confidence remains high. 

Middlesbrough reached the third round of the League Cup after securing 3 consecutive away wins. Beat Huddersfield (Championship), Bolton (League One) and Bradford (League Two) in the previous rounds. 

Changes to the lineup can be expected and some players nursing minor problems could be given midweek off so they heal properly. Among those are starting centre-back Lenihan and playmaker McGree. Striker Forss and 2 others are long-term absentees. 

Predicted Lineup: 

Dieng (GK), Van den Berg, Djiksteel, Clarke, Bangura, Hackney, Barlaser, Jones, Rogers, Silvera & Latte Lath 

​Starting Lineups

The teams usually announce their starting lineups one hour before the start of the game.

​Player to Watch: Morgan Rogers

Boro's young striker Morgan Rogers, who is only 21, is not used that much in the Championship. However, he started all 3 League Cup games and scored 2 crucial goals in those games. 

Rogers is playing with great desire in these fixtures as he tries to earn more minutes in the league so we expect him to be very aggressive in this one yet again. 

Exeter vs Middlesbrough prediction, odds & betting tips 31/10/2023

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