Middlesbrough vs Watford prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/05/2024

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Middlesbrough vs Watford prediction
Middlesbrough and Watford battle for bragging rights – Photo by Icon Sport

Leicester will host Blackburn in the last Championship round on Saturday, 4 May.

Not much is on the line for either of these teams, but we could still see an exciting match. To learn more about this game, read our Middlesbrough vs Watford prediction, but remember to also look at our top Championship predictions.

Middlesbrough vs Watford prediction: A high-scoring win for the hosts

Middlesbrough vs Watford predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Middlesbrough to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Middlesbrough 3-1 Watford

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Middlesbrough have beaten Watford in their last two H2H duels.
  • In the last 11 games in the league, Middlesbrough have lost only once.
  • Two of the last three meetings between Middlesbrough and Watford have gone over 2.5 total goals.
  • Both teams have averaged more than 2.50 total goals per game this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Bookies favouring Middlesbrough

  • HOME: 7/10 (1.70) – 58.80%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.00%
  • AWAY: 17/5 (4.40) – 22.70%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

It's obvious from the Middlesbrough vs Watford odds that the home team are the expected winners, which makes sense given that Middlesbrough are 10 points ahead of Watford in the standings.

However, both teams have done well recently. For example, Middlesbrough have lost just once in their last 11 games, while the same is true for Watford in their last eight matches in the league.

Anyhow, if you want to check out more predictions, take a look at our favourite betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: A tied matchup in recent years

England Championship 30/09/23

Watford

Watford

2
Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

3

England Championship 28/01/23

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2
Watford

Watford

0

England Championship 30/08/22

Watford

Watford

2
Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

England Championship 05/04/21

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1
Watford

Watford

1

England Championship 11/09/20

Watford

Watford

1
Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

While Middlesbrough have won the last two duels against Watford, we saw a couple of Watford wins before that, along with one draw. Overall, the H2H record between these teams is also quite close: 17-9-15 in favour of Watford.

Middlesbrough preview: Falling short of the playoffs

While it's hard to see this Middlesbrough's season as unsuccessful since they're in the top half of the standings, their fans were certainly hoping for at least the playoffs. Middlesbrough came close, but they ultimately couldn't secure their place in the post-season, despite winning seven of their last 11 games in the league.

At the moment, Middlesbrough are dealing with many injuries. Tom Glover, Hayden Hackney, Patrick McNair, Riley McGree, Marcus Forss, Josh Coburn, Dael Fry, Tom Smith, and Darragh Lenihan are all on the injury list.

Predicted Lineup: Dieng – Ayling, Van den Berg, Clarke, Thomas – Howson, Barlaser – Jones, Gilbert, Azaz – Latte Lath

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Watford

Watford

1

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

3

England Championship 27/04/24

W

Cardiff

Cardiff

1

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

4

England Championship 22/04/24

L

Leeds

Leeds

4

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

3

England Championship 13/04/24

D

Ipswich

Ipswich

1

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

England Championship 10/04/24

D

Hull

Hull

2

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

Watford preview: A season of mediocrity

Although Watford have only lost one game in the last eight rounds in the Championship, they also only won twice, with the remaining matches ending in draws. Overall, Watford have 56 points from 45 games, which is enough for a stress-free mid-table finish.

When it comes to team news, Jeremy Ngakia, Tom Dele-Bashiru, Giorgi Chakvetadze, and Kwadwo Baah are all injured at this time.

Predicted Lineup: Dieng – Ayling, Van den Berg, Clarke, Thomas – Howson, O'Brien – Jones, Azaz, Greenwood – Lath

England Championship 04/05/24

L

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

3

Watford

Watford

1

England Championship 27/04/24

W

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

Watford

Watford

1

England Championship 20/04/24

D

Hull

Hull

0

Watford

Watford

0

England Championship 13/04/24

L

Southampton

Southampton

3

Watford

Watford

2

England Championship 10/04/24

D

Ipswich

Ipswich

0

Watford

Watford

0

Player to watch: Emmanuel Latte Lath

The striker from Ivory Coast has notched 15 goals for Middlesbrough in the Championship this season and he's been in great form recently, with seven goals in the last five games.

Emmanuel Latte Lath
Latte Lath hoping to get to 16 goals in the league this season – Photo by Icon Sport

Will Latte Lath score a header?

Five of Latte Lath's 15 goals in the league this season came after headers, so we might see another one in his team's upcoming duel with Watford.


Vladimir’s dreams of becoming a professional basketball player ended a long time ago, but his other dream of becoming a writer came true as he combined his love of writing and sports to become a professional content writer who covers multiple sports, including football, basketball, and tennis.