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Championship: Middlesbrough vs Leicester City – Betting preview

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Middlesbrough go up against Leicester City at Riverside Stadium this coming Saturday in a thrilling Championship match.

Middlesbrough are 12th in the rankings with 21 points after 15 matches played, whereas Leicester City rank top in the Championship with 39 points.


Team form: Middlesbrough vs Leicester City

Middlesbrough Form

Middlesbrough have seen it all in their last three matches, which gave them four points. Against Stoke, they came out empty-handed in a 0-2 defeat, whereafter they avenged themselves in a 2-3 win against Exeter. Their latest match saw them sharing the spoils in a 3-3 draw against Plymouth. Middlesbrough won half of their previous six matches on home soil in the Championship, while also drawing one. They suffered two defeats, while they scored six and conceded six goals.

Leicester City Form

Leicester City won twice in their last three matches as Sunderland were defeated 1-0, before they beat Queens P.R. 1-2. Leeds proved too strong, though, and a 0-1 defeat followed. Leicester City are in brilliant form on their travels, doing the clean sweep of six wins in six Championship matches. It marks them out as the best away side in this competition across the last six games. They outscored their opponents by 17 goals to five along the way.

Betting stats for Middlesbrough and Leicester City

Here are some interesting betting-relevant stats and facts. They take into account matches that Middlesbrough and Leicester City played across all tournaments.

  • In the last 10 Middlesbrough home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 9 of the last 10 Middlesbrough home matches the sum of goals was under 2.5
  • Middlesbrough have not lost 10 of the last 11 matches
  • Middlesbrough have scored in 14 of the last 16 matches
  • Middlesbrough have won 8 of the last 10 matches
  • Leicester have won 10 of the last 11 away matches
  • Leicester have scored in the last 11 away matches in a row
  • Leicester have won 7 of the last 8 away matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • Leicester have scored in 16 of the last 18 matches
  • Leicester have not lost 11 of the last 12 away matches

Players in form: Middlesbrough vs Leicester City

Sam Greenwood looks like value in the goal-scoring market with three strikes to his name in six Championship matches. The visitors are crossing their fingers Kelechi Iheanacho adds to his three Championship goals on Saturday.

Betting markets: Middlesbrough vs Leicester City

Full-time result

Middlesbrough claimed three wins, drew two, and lost five of their last 10 home games. Leicester City won nine, drew zero, and lost one of their last 10 games away. Leicester City struck a rich vein of form some weeks back, as they are now without defeat in nothing less than 20 away Championship matches in a row. Leicester City have beaten Middlesbrough in an impressive four consecutive meetings.

Both teams to score

Middlesbrough managed to open the scoreline in no less than seven of their previous 10 games. Their opponent from Leicester City performed a similar feat as they scored the opener in eight of their last 10 games.

Total goals

Over 2.5 goals came out six times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Middlesbrough, who scored an average of 2.2 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in five of the last ten outings for Leicester City, who managed to score 1.9 times in those matches.

Suggested bet: Middlesbrough vs Leicester City

The match between Middlesbrough and Leicester City should be an interesting one to watch and play some bets on, too. Therefore, we have come up with a free betting tip for this Championship game.

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