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Peterborough vs Middlesbrough: Our top betting tips
There is a lot at stake in this game with Peterborough fighting to stay in the league and Middlesbrough fighting to get out of it. Who will get the vital win? Find out with our Peterborough vs Middlesbrough match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.
Middlesbrough to win
Peterborough have been one of the worst teams in the Championship this season; they've won just six of 38 games, with eight wins and 24 losses. It's worth noting that Peterborough have won just one of their last 16 league games; they've lost 11 of those 16 games, with four draws. On the other hand, Middlesbrough have been much better relatively; they won 11 of their last 18 league games, with three draws and four losses. Additionally, Middlesbrough have had Peterborough's number in the past; they have no losses in their last nine clashes with Middlesbrough. All things considered, we're predicting a win for Middlesbrough.
Boro to open the scoring
We've mentioned that Middlesbrough have no losses in their last nine meetings with Peterborough; we should also point out that they kept five clean sheets in those nine games. As a matter of fact, Peterborough did not score a single goal in their last three encounters with Middlesbrough. Because of this, Middlesbrough tend to score first against Peterborough; they've drawn first blood in three of their last four clashes with Peterborough. It's worth noting that Peterborough have a tendency to start slow; and because of that, they tend to concede first. Grant McCann's men allowed the first goal in eight of their last nine games; for this reason, we believe that Middlesbrough will draw first blood.
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Peterborough vs Middlesbrough: Let's look at the predicted lineups
This game won't be make or break for these teams but with both currently a tad short of where they need to be to achieve their respective targets, be that relegation or promotion, it's certainly a big match.
Peterborough Predicted Lineup
Peterborough are coming off a surprising 3:1 win at Queens Park Rangers; prior to that win, they were winless in 11 games across all competitions. Grant McCann's men are second-last on the Championship table, seven points from safety; they'll hope to string up consecutive wins for the first time in over five months.
Predicted lineup – Cornell, Edwards, Knight, Kent, Ward, Taylor, Norburn, Mumba, Szmodics, Marriott, Clarke-Harris
Middlesbrough Predicted Lineup
Middlesbrough have had some mixed results in recent weeks; they have three wins, a draw and two losses in their last six games. Chris Wilder's men are seventh on the table, just below the promotion playoff spots; they will hope to go up the Championship table with a win.
Predicted lineup – Lumley, Dijksteel, Fry, McNair, Jones, Crooks, Jonathan, Tavernier, Taylor, Balogun, Connolly
A quickfire FAQ on Peterborough vs Middlesbrough
- Where is the game being played? – Weston Homes Stadium
- Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Middlesbrough
- What time does the match kick off? 15:00 GMT