Middlesbrough vs West Brom prediction, odds and betting tips 23/12/2023

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Middlesbrough - West Brom

England Championship - Riverside

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change

Two sides eyeing up promotion back to the Premier League will battle it out at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday with Middlesbrough playing hosts to West Bromwich Albion where only six points keep them apart.

Middlesbrough vs West Brom Albion prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Middlesbrough to win

  • West Brom defeated Boro back in August with a 4-2 home victory
  • The Baggies have one of the best away records in the league this season with four wins on the board, which accounts for almost 50% of their wins

We have also decided to back West Brom as they are six points clear of Middlesbrough and up into sixth in the table. They have also won three of their past five away matches, while Boro have already lost at home to Ipswich Town and Hull City in December.

Latest Middlesbrough vs West Brom odds

Head to Head

26/08/23

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

4

2

25/02/23

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

0

30/07/22

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Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

West Brom

West Brom

1

1

22/02/22

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

West Brom

West Brom

2

1

06/11/21

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West Brom

West Brom

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

Last Five - Middlesbrough

10/04/24

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Hull

Hull

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

2

D

06/04/24

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Swansea

Swansea

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

2

W

01/04/24

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Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

2

W

29/03/24

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Southampton

Southampton

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

D

16/03/24

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Blackburn

Blackburn

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

0

D

Last Five - West Brom

10/04/24

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Rotherham

Rotherham

West Brom

West Brom

0

2

W

06/04/24

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Stoke

Stoke

West Brom

West Brom

2

2

D

01/04/24

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Watford

Watford

West Brom

West Brom

2

2

D

29/03/24

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Millwall

Millwall

West Brom

West Brom

1

1

D

16/03/24

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Bristol City

Bristol City

West Brom

West Brom

0

2

W

Win probability

  • HOME: 5/4 (2.25) – 44.4%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.3) – 30.3% 
  • AWAY: 11/5 (3.2) – 31.3%

For more football betting tips on this game, check out the both teams to score alongside our Middlesbrough vs West Brom betting tips.

Although Middlesbrough have managed to improve their form in the past two months and get among the playoff chats, the club have still struggled on the defensive front. In fact, Michael Carrick's men have secured only two clean sheets in the past 10 Championship games and now let in as many goals as they have scored with 34 going in either end from 22 games.

Middlesbrough vs West Brom prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: West Brom to win and BTTS

  • This outcome occurred in the first meeting between these two this season with West Brom running out 4-2 winners at home in August
  • Both teams have also scored 34 goals so far this season, with only six points keeping them apart as the Baggies sit fifth

Over 2.5 to score

  • There were six goals in the reverse fixture between West Brom and Middlesbrough four months ago
  • only two of the past 10 games in all competitions have seen under 2.5 goals for Boro, including two goals let in from League One's Exeter City back in the round of 16 of the EFL Cup

Middlesbrough vs West Brom Lineups

Middlesbrough

Carrick has to deal with an array of injuries heading into this game, as Paddy McNair remains sidelined. Darrah Lenihan will be out until January alongside Thomas Smith and Lewis O'Brien. Marcus Forss and Riley McGree are nearing returns but won't do so before Christmas.

Predicted Lineup: Dieng (GK), Bangura, van den Berg, Fry, Dijksteel, Barlaser, Howson, Greenwood, Crooks, Jones, Latte Lath

West Brom

Josh Maja has been missed at times for West brom and remains sidelined until January. Jed Wallace has also struggled with injuries since signing, and he is out for a few more weeks alongside Darly Dike. Matt Phillips is out for the majority of the season, but Cedric Kipre has now returned.

Predicted Lineup: HPalmer (GK), Furlong, Bartley, Kipre, Townsend, Yokuslu, Mowatt, Diangana, Molumby, Sarmiento, Thomas-Asante

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough
4-2-3-1
16
Jonny Howson
gb
6
Dael Fry
gb
4
Daniel Barlaser
gb
15
Anfernee Dijksteel
sr
27
Lukas Engel
dk
10
Morgan Rogers
gb
29
Sam Greenwood
gb
18
Sam Silvera
au
11
Isaiah Jones
gb
3
Rav Van den Berg
nl
23
Tom Glover
au
Substitutes
14
Alexander Gilbert
ie
24
Alex Bangura
nl
48
Calum Kavanagh
ie
49
Law McCabe
gb
19
Josh Coburn
gb
8
Riley McGree
au
5
Matt Clarke
gb
25
Matt Crooks
gb
32
Jamie Jones
gb

West Brom

West Brom
4-2-3-1
2
Darnell Furlong
gb
5
Kyle Bartley
gb
17
Jeremy Sarmiento
ec
3
Conor Townsend
gb
7
Jed Wallace
gb
4
Cedric Kipre
fr
11
Grady Diangana
cd
21
Brandon Thomas-Asante
gh
27
Alex Mowatt
gb
24
Alex Palmer
gb
35
Okay Yokuslu
tr
Substitutes
15
Erik Pieters
nl
31
Tom Fellows
gb
33
Josh Griffiths
gb
14
Nathaniel Chalobah
gb
20
Adam Reach
gb
19
John Swift
gb
26
Pipa
es
6
Semi Ajayi
ng
8
Jayson Molumby
ie

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Brandon Thomas-Asante

After scoring his seventh goal of the season and his sixth in the Championship last time out, Brandon Thomas-Asante is now just one shy of his tally recorded for West Brom last season.

Such performances have earned him a spot in the Ghana provisional squad for the upcoming 2023 Africa Cup of Nations, meaning this could well be his last game for a while for West Brom, should things change for the African side before early January.

Thomas-Asante has also recorded two assists from 21 games this season and his equaliser last week against Stoke City keeps him as the most in-form Baggies player.

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Grant is a British sports writer based in America and was previously content head for Footy Accumulators. He has been covering football, boxing and MMA since leaving university in 2019 with a degree in Multimedia Sports Journalism.