Port Vale vs Middlesbrough prediction, odds & betting tips 19/12/2023

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Port Vale - Middlesbrough

England EFL Cup - Vale Park

3rd Round

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

Both of these teams will have been delighted with their draw for the quarter-finals of the League Cup as it gives them a fantastic chance of making it through to the semi-finals where they will face Premier League opposition.

Port Vale vs Middlesbrough prediction – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Middlesbrough to Win

  • Middlesbrough play in the Championship, a division above their hosts.
  • Middlesbrough have won each of their last three encounters with Port Vale.

Another reason that we have backed Middlesbrough to win as our main prediction is that Port Vale have only won two of their last six away games in all competitions.

Latest odds

Last Five - Port Vale

27/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Fleetwood Town

Fleetwood Town

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

2

D

24/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Lincoln City

Lincoln City

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

0

L

20/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Reading

Reading

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

0

L

17/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Cheltenham

Cheltenham

Port Vale

Port Vale

3

2

L

10/02/24

England League 1 League 1

Stevenage

Stevenage

Port Vale

Port Vale

2

2

D

Last Five - Middlesbrough

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

0

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

2

W

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

04/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3%
  • DRAW: 11/4 (3.75) – 26.7%
  • AWAY: 1/1 (2.00) – 50%

Middlesbrough are the expected winners of this game with a probability of 50%, and with the visitors playing in a division above Port Vale, you can understand why Middlesbrough are the clear favourite with the bookmakers. If you want more football betting tips on the League Cup tie, check out the Both Teams to Score market.

If, like us, you want to back BTTS in this game the odds stand at 4/6 (1.67) with a probability of 60%, while a bet on BTTS – No is priced at 7/5 (2.40) which has a probability of just 41.7%.

Port Vale vs Middlesbrough prediction – Other tips

Correct Score: 1-2

  • Port Vale have conceded two or more goals in three of their last four outings.
  • Middlesbrough have scored at least two goals in four of their last six matches.

Over 2.5 Goals

  • At least five goals have been scored in Port Vale's last two fixtures.
  • Five of Middlesbrough's last six matches have produced over 2.5 goals.

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Port Vale vs Middlesbrough team news

Port Vale

Port Vale narrowly beat Manfield Town in the last round of the League Cup. Alfie Devine scored the game's only goal five minutes into the second half and Connor Ripley kept out anything Mansfield could throw at him.

Port Vale have no fresh injury concerns or suspended players following their weekend win over Wigan in League One, in which Ethan Chislett scored a hat-trick.

Predicted Lineup: Ripley (GK), Debrah, Ojo, Massey, Lowe, Grant, Balmer, Garrity, Chislett, Devine & Arblaster

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough needed a late penalty to defeat lower-league opposition in the last round of this competition, beating Exeter City at St James' Park 3-2. A late penalty from Emmanuel Latte Lath secured Middlesbrough's place in the quarter-final of the League Cup, but the Boro faithful will be hoping for an easier passage this time.

Patrick Mcnair, Hayden Hackney, Marcus Forss, Tom Smith, Darragh Lenihan, Riley McGree & Lewis O'Brien are expected to miss out on Tuesday through injury.

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

Port Vale

Port Vale
5
Kofi Balmer
gb
15
Conor Grant
gb
11
Alfie Devine
gb
18
Ollie Arblaster
gb
10
Ethan Chislett
gb
16
Jason Lowe
gb
1
Connor Ripley
gb
19
Gavin Massey
gb
14
Funso Ojo
be
27
Jesse Debrah
gb
8
Ben Garrity
gb
Substitutes
17
Alex Iacovitti
gb
9
Ryan Loft
gb
4
Tom Sang
gb
6
Nathan Smith
gb
12
Uche Ikpeazu
gb
24
Rhys Walters
gb
25
Baylee Dipepa
gb
13
Jayson Leutwiler
ca
30
Ben Lomax
gb

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough
18
Sam Silvera
au
10
Morgan Rogers
gb
27
Lukas Engel
dk
16
Jonny Howson
gb
6
Dael Fry
gb
25
Matt Crooks
gb
5
Matt Clarke
gb
23
Tom Glover
au
4
Daniel Barlaser
gb
9
Emmanuel Latte Lath
ci
15
Anfernee Dijksteel
sr
Substitutes
32
Jamie Jones
gb
57
Bryant Akono Bilongo
gb
49
Law McCabe
gb
38
Daniel Nkrumah
gb
22
Hayden Coulson
gb
11
Isaiah Jones
gb
48
Calum Kavanagh
ie
14
Alexander Gilbert
ie
24
Alex Bangura
nl

*Lineups are usually announced 1hr before kick-off

Player to Watch: Ethan Chislett

Port Vale's South African midfielder heads into Tuesday's League Cup quarter-final on the back of an excellent hat-trick against Wigan Athletic in League One.

The 23-year-old is the club's joint-top scorer in the League Cup this season with two goals and could cause the Middlesbrough defence plenty of headaches on Tuesday night.

The former Wimbledon player has netted four goals in the league and has proven he has an eye for goal after scoring nine times in League Two for the Dons last season.


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James Kelbrick

A lifelong Evertonian, James started writing for an Everton fan site in the mid-2000s and then developed his own blog covering football transfers from across Europe's big leagues before becoming a regular match preview and betting tips writer for Biggest Free Bets. James moved to Free Super Tips next, and then Racing Post, where he worked as a full-time writer for a few years, taking on extra responsibilities such as creating the schedule and assigning out work. Following that, James wrote for a number of websites including Fore Bet before joining Football Whispers in December 2020.