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Hibernian vs Middlesbrough Predictions and Odds
Two British sides are facing each other in a friendly match to take advantage of the current World Cup break.
Over 2.5 Goals
Both of these teams have played enough games with more than two goals scored lately not to expect something similar to happen once again. In their last six games, Hibernian played four matches with over 2.5 goals, while Middlesbrough has the same record.
Both Teams to Score – Yes
When it comes to friendly matches, especially with teams that are accustomed to scoring goals, it's more than expected that we will see some goals. Both teams have recently played matches when both teams scored, and with mixed teams that are most likely going to play, it's reasonable to think it will happen again.
Key information about Hibernian vs Middlesbrough
Hibernian's last five matches: LWLLL
Middlesbrough's last five matches: LWDWW
Middlesbrough looking for improvement in a forward position
Hibernian will restart their Scottish Premiership season on December 15th, just before the end of the World Cup, and this break came at the right time for the team managed by Lee Johnson. They lost four out of their last five games, and are in the lower part of the rankings, but only with a single point difference from teams in the higher echelons of the league. The top six teams will play in the Championship Group and Hibernian wants to be a part of that challenge. But, getting there will be hard if they don't change their defensive narrative. Their goal difference in their last three games was 1-7 which says a lot about how the team feels at the moment. Team defending is a real issue with plenty of mistakes occurring regularly.
Hibernian's probable starting 11: Marshall, Cadden, Porteous, Hanlon, Cabraja, Campbell, Newell, Kenneh, Stevenson, Melkersen, Bojang.
Middlesbrough will restart their season on December 10th, and they are looking forward to doing just that. Before the season took a break they were in a good run of form winning three out of their last four games which moved them to only three points from a top-six position. It's a truly interesting season in the Championship where there is not much difference between teams in the upper part of the league table, and the ones at the bottom end. Middlesbrough is a good example of that situation. They lie at the 14th position, which doesn't sound good, but they are only four points away from the sixth spot. Just like their opponents in this friendly match they have an uneven record when it comes to scoring goals and conceding them. They are at 29-26 which is probably the main reason why they are so low in the rankings.
Middlesbrough's probable starting 11: Steffen, Smith, Fry, Lenihan, Giles, Howson, Hackney, Jones, Akpom, McGree, Forss.
Hibernian: Jake Doyle-Hayes, Kyle Magennis, Martin Boyle, and Mykola Kukharevych are injured.
Middlesbrough: No news to report
Facts about Hibernian vs Middlesbrough
- Where is the game being played? – Easter Road Stadium, Edinburgh
- When is the kick-off? – 13:00 BST, 14:00 CET
- Who is the top scorer between these teams? – Chuba Akpom scored 8 goals for Middlesbrough