Middlesbrough look a long way off being a typical Neil Warnock side and that has to be a concern for the experienced gaffer. Can they find some form starting off with this match? Find out with our Middlesbrough vs Peterborough match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Middlesbrough vs Peterborough: Our Tips
All of our tips contain no bias and have been researched using the latest stats and figures available at the time of publication.
- Prediction one: Match Result – Middlesbrough @ 4/5
- Prediction two: Both teams to score – No @ 10/11
- Prediction three: #GetAPrice – M'Boro or draw, under 3.5 goals in the game and P'Boro under 0.5 in first half @ 10/11
*Odds from Ladbrokes are subject to change.
A must win for Warnock
Middlesbrough sit four points and eight places better off than their visitors but it's the hosts that are under pressure. They have higher aspirations than mid-table. We fancy them to get the win here to help that journey up the table. Middlesbrough do only have three wins in 10 games across all competitions but they put in one of their better displays last time out on the Riverside grass as they beat Sheffield United 2-0. As for Peterborough, things are improving for them on the field but they are yet to take a point on the road.
Someone will fail to score
Our next prediction is that someone will fail to score in this game. Now, we think Middlesbrough will win, which obviously means Peterborough will blank. Despite that thought, we're still sticking to the BTTS market to keep our spread as wide as possible – that's particularly important when you don't know what Middlesbrough will turn up. What we do know is that Middlesbrough have only seen both teams score once in their last five. For Peterborough, they've seen goals scored at both ends in just two of five.
A GetAPrice special
Right, stay with us as we step through our last prediction. There are a few moving parts. Firstly, Middlesbrough have to avoid defeat. Well, given Peterborough are yet to collect a single point on the road that looks pretty safe. Next up is the fact the game will need to come in short of 3.5 goals. Middlesbrough have only passed the 3.5 mark once all season. Peterborough are usually a bit more gung-ho but given the styles at hand, we just don't see a goalfest. Finally, we need Peterborough to blank in the first half. Three of Posh's last five have seen them registering ‘nil' at the interval
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Middlesbrough vs Peterborough: Battle of the Boro's
There is nothing official that has been communicated on this front but you do wonder if Neil Warnock is sleeping with one eye open at the moment; he really needs his team to start playing in a manner you associate with a Warnock side. They're not doing that at the moment – at least not consistently. He really needs some of his attackers to step up to the mark with his top scorer having just two goals. Peterborough aren't remotely flying but their gaffer will be fine in his post; nobody expected Posh to stay up. If they play well then the club are seemingly happy to yo-yo. From was a worry earlier in the season but the more flair players are starting to turn up; the most recent to remind people of his existence was Sammie Szmodics who scored a brace last time out.
FAQ on Middlesbrough vs Peterborough
- Where is the game being played? – Riverside
- Who do the bookies have as favourites? – Middlesbrough
- What time is KO? 15:00 PM GMT