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Middlesbrough vs Southampton prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 23rd September 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Middlesbrough vs Southampton: Top free betting tips

On the back of a losing sequence, Southampton travel to bottom-of-the-table Middlesbrough in Round 8 of the EFL Championship on Saturday, 23 September. The Boro entered Saint Mary’s Stadium after saving a single point against Sheffield Wednesday.

Match result prediction: Southampton to win

Southampton’s perfect start to the season has dealt a blow with three successive defeats recently. But the Saints will be confident against Middlesbrough as they have won four of the recent five meetings with the Boro. Premier League relegated side have also won two of the three league outings away from Saint Mary’s Stadium this season. On the other hand, Middlesbrough have recorded three defeats and two draws in the last five league outings. Therefore, we set Southampton as our favourites to take three points in this game.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

Southampton have rattled the net just five times in the last five games in the EFL Championship. But the Saints have found the back with an average of two goals per game in the same number of the latest H2Hs against Middlesbrough. The Boro have also leaked ten goals in the last five games in the English second division. On the scoring end, Middlesbrough slotted the ball home seven times in the same duration. Hence, we predict this game to feature a total of Over 2.5 Goals.

Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Southampton

Middlesbrough has been limited to scoring just one goal in three of their previous five games in the EFL Championship. However, Southampton have managed to score two goals in two of the recent three road fixtures in the league. The Saints also claimed two victories with an identical scoreline of 1-2 in the aforestated duration. On the other hand, the Boro have leaked multiple goals in three of their previous four games in the Championship. Based on these statistics, we predict a 1-2 lead for Southampton to get back to their winning ways in the league.

Middlesbrough vs Southampton: Form, recent games, and news

Middlesbrough preview

After recording three successive defeats in the league, Middlesbrough finally secured a point against Sheffield United with a 1-1 draw. Following a 1-0 trail in the first half, Darragh Lenihan levelled the game for the Boro in the 53rd minute. The team’s preparation for the next game is disrupted by the injury-related absences of Matt Clarke and Dijksteel.

Southampton preview

Southampton suffered their third consecutive league loss against Ipswich in the last game with a 0-1 scoreline. Omari Hutchinson scored the decisive goal of the match for the Tractor Boys in the 30th minute to cost the Saints all three points. The team’s training regimen is hindered by three injury-related absences. 

FAQs regarding Middlesbrough vs Southampton

Middlesbrough vs Southampton

Where is the game being televised? Arena Sport, beIN Sports (Aus), beIN Sports MENA, Viaplay, V Sport (Nor).
Who is the referee for this match? Tim Robinson.
Who is the player to watch? Ché Adams (Southampton).

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