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Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough: Our top betting tips
Bournemouth's title hopes look very slim right now and they need to be more concerned with missing out on automatic promotion. Can they keep the chasing pack at bay by winning here? Find out with our Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
- 1 Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough: Our top betting tips
- 2 Here are the key stats & form guide for Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough
- 3 Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough: Let's look at the predicted lineups
- 4 A quickfire FAQ on Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough
Cherries to take the points
Bournemouth haven't been churning out win after win for a while now but we still fancy them to win this match. The Cherries have lost just one of their last five with eight points from their last five matches. That is notably better form than Middlesbrough have shown; Boro have lost their last two games and three of their last four. Admittedly, opposition in a couple of those games haven't been half bad but not are Bournemouth; that's why we think the hosts will win.
Someone will fail to score
Our next tip for this game is that only one side – at most – will find the net. Bournemouth have seen just two of their last five matches end with both teams scoring whilst Middlesbrough have seen four of their last five end with at least one side blanking in front of goal. When the sides met earlier this season, only one side notched as well so there is plenty of stats pointing to ‘no' being the right option for this market.
Here are the key stats & form guide for Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough
Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough: Let's look at the predicted lineups
Bournemouth have enough quality in their squad that a top two finish is expected of them whilst Middlesbrough are easily good enough to lockdown a place in the top six. It should be a good advert for England's second tier.
Bournemouth Predicted Lineup
Bournemouth aren't secure in their quest for promotion to the Premier League just yet and a defeat here would be a big blow to their automatic promotion hopes. Middlesbrough aren't flying right now though and that's good news for the Cherries because a few more wins will lock down their top two finish.
Predicted lineup – Travers, Zemura, Smith, Kelly, Phillips, Billing, Lerma, Cook, Anthony, Dembele, Solanke
Middlesbrough Predicted Lineup
Middlesbrough have won a lot of fans this season but things aren't looking amazing for them right now. Form isn't great and the standings show they have work to do to make the top six. A trip to Bournemouth isn't easy but, equally, it's an opportunity to send a message to the other teams around them.
Predicted lineup – Lumley, McNair, Fry, Dijksteel, Howson, Crooks, McGree, Bola, Tavernier, Connolly, Balogun
A quickfire FAQ on Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough
- Where is the match being hosted? – Vitality Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Bournemouth
- What time does the match kick off? 15:00 GMT