Middlesbrough vs Stoke – Middlesbrough supporters will hope for a repeat of their most recent performance, a 1-3 Championship win over Swansea City.
Middlesbrough had 49% of the control in that game and 15 shots, 7 of which were on goal. Aaron Ramsey (54′), Cameron Archer (57′), and Chuba Akpom (77′) scored goals for Middlesbrough.
Swansea City made 14 efforts on goal, with 5 of those shots finding the back of the net. Swansea City’s goal came from Jol Piroe (15′).
Middlesbrough hasn’t consistently displayed strong defense in recent games. According to the data, Middlesbrough has conceded 6 goals in their last 6 games, scoring against them in 5 of those games.
Middlesbrough has won all four of their league meetings against Stoke City prior to this matchup.
In their prior nine league home games, they had not lost. It has been outstanding.
Stoke City enters this match with a 3-2 Championship victory over Blackburn Rovers under their belt. In that contest, Stoke City had 50% of the possession and 5 of its 14 shots on goal were successful.
Ki-Jana Hoever and Tyrese Campbell each scored once for Stoke City (at 24 and 43 seconds, respectively). Blackburn Rovers made 9 goal-scoring efforts, scoring twice. Sam Gallagher and Ben Brereton Daz both tallied goals for Blackburn Rovers.
The numbers don’t lie, and Stoke City has allowed goals in 6 of their last 6 games while having 7 goals scored against them altogether.
Stoke City appears to have some defensive vulnerable spots. Of course, there is no guarantee that this pattern will continue into the following contest.
In the previous six league games, Stoke City has not defeated Middlesbrough when playing them away from home, according to their prior record. They haven’t been traveling at all, and their last two road league games have gone unbeaten.
Middlesbrough vs Stoke – Betting Analysis
A comparison of their previous head-to-head encounters dating back to June 27, 2020 reveals that Middlesbrough has won three of them, Stoke City has won one, and there have been two draws.
During this time, the two teams managed to score 14 goals, with 10 coming from The Boro and 4 from The Potters. That equals 2.33 goals per game on average.
The prior league match between these teams occurred on Championship Match Day 4 on August 17, 2022, with the final score being Stoke City 2-2 Middlesbrough.
On that particular day, Stoke City had 41% of the possession and 4 of their 9 attempts on goal were successful. The goal takers were D’Margio Wright-Phillips (91′), Phil Jagielka (63′ Own Goal), and Jacob Brown (19′).
Middlesbrough, on the other hand, made 15 efforts at goal, four of which were successful. The goal was scored by Duncan Watmore (38′). Michael Salisbury served as the match’s arbitrator.
There aren’t many personnel concerns, and Middlesbrough coach Michael Carrick only has to deal with one fitness issue out of an otherwise completely prepared group of players. Aaron Ramsey is out with a knee injury.
The Stoke City manager Alex Neil has absolutely no fitness worries going into this game because he has a fully healthy group to choose from.
For this game, we believe Middlesbrough has what it takes to be able to generate a significant number of chances and effective shots on goal. Stoke City may have a hard time breaking through at the other end, but we do see them netting as well.
What are the top odds for this match?
Checking the betting prices for this game on the win-draw-win market, a win for Middlesbrough can be had for 1.83, going for the draw is 3.66 and staking on the win for Stoke City will get you 4.4. They’re the best of the market prices offered at the current time.