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Carabao Cup: Chelsea vs Middlesbrough – Prediction, Stats & Odds

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Our betting experts preview the EFL Cup match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough and offer team stats, betting tips and the latest odds.

Middlesbrough travel to face Chelsea in the second leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final encounter at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday. The aggregate scoreline is 1-0 in Boro’s favor. Whoever wins the tie here will face either Fulham or Liverpool in the final.


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Chelsea Form

Chelsea added two wins to their account in their three most recent outings, as they beat Preston by 4-0. Their next match left them empty-handed in a 1-0 defeat against Middlesbrough, followed up by a 1-0 win against Fulham. The Blues have been in potent form at Stamford Bridge, winning no less than five of the past six EFL Cup matches here.

Middlesbrough Form

Middlesbrough look well suited to take on any opponent presently, as their last three matches saw them gaining seven points. They ran out 1-0 and 1-3 winners against Chelsea and Millwall, respectively. Their winning streak came to an end against Rotherham, who claimed a point in a 1-1 draw. Boro picked up five wins from a possible six on their recent travels in the EFL Cup. They also lost once while drawing none.

Chelsea vs Middlesbrough Stats

Here are some facts that might be useful for placing bets on the upcoming game between Chelsea and Middlesbrough. The facts are based on statistics from the last couple of matches that these teams played across all tournaments.

  • Chelsea have scored in the last 15 home matches in a row in the EFL Cup
  • Chelsea have won 8 of the last 9 home matches in the EFL Cup
  • Chelsea have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches in the EFL Cup
  • Chelsea have won the last 5 home matches in a row while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Chelsea have won 7 of the last 9 home matches in the EFL Cup while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Middlesbrough have scored in 25 of the last 27 away matches in the EFL Cup
  • In 13 of the last 15 Middlesbrough away matches in the EFL Cup, the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 10 of the last 11 Middlesbrough away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • Middlesbrough have scored in 19 of the last 21 away matches
  • Middlesbrough have won the last 5 away matches in a row in the EFL Cup while scoring more than 1.5 goals

Chelsea vs Middlesbrough⁣ – In-form players

Having scored just once lately in the EFL Cup, Raheem Sterling will be eager to hit the target again, and the upcoming game presents an opportunity to step up. Middlesbrough hope Marcus Forss can inflict some damage on their upcoming opponents by adding to his tally of three goals in four games.

Chelsea vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips

Full-time result

Chelsea have not lost to Middlesbrough in 12 consecutive home meetings. The Blues claimed six wins in their previous 10 home games across all tournaments, drawing three of the games. They suffered defeat in one of these outings. Middlesbrough won six of their last 10 games away, drew one and lost three.

Both teams to score

Chelsea scored the first goal of the match in five of their previous ten games. Middlesbrough scored the opening goal in six of the last ten games. Middlesbrough managed three wins without conceding a goal in their previous 10 matches. Chelsea have scored in six consecutive home meetings with Middlesbrough.

Total goals

In their last ten matches across all tournaments, Chelsea saw five of them finish with more than 2.5 goals, scoring an average of 1.5 goals during this run. Over 2.5 goals came up in five of Middlesbrough’s previous ten matches across all tournaments. They managed to score an average of 1.4 goals in these matches.

Match predictions: Chelsea vs Middlesbrough

To sum up, the upcoming match between Chelsea and Middlesbrough seems to be a good betting opportunity.

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