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Date: 26th August 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: The Hawthorns
West Brom to win
Over 2.5 goals
2-1 to West Brom
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
West Brom vs Middlesbrough: top free betting tips
Following a draw game against Premier League relegated Leeds United, West Bromwich prepares for the next Championship fixture against Middlesbrough. Both teams will be entering the Hawthorns on Saturday, 26 August. Boro also dropped two points in the previous league fixture against Huddersfield.
Match result prediction: West Brom to win
West Bromwich has a combination of a defeat, a victory and one draw in the opening three games of the EFL Championship. However, Middlesbrough is yet to win a game in the same duration, suffering two defeats. Boro has also gone undefeated in the previous six road fixtures in the second division while facing four defeats. Adding more, the Baggies also won the home fixture against Middlesbrough last season. Based on these numbers, we set West Brom as our favourites to take the lead in this game.
Total goals prediction: over 2.5 goals
The recent two H2Hs of these teams have finished with Under 2.5 Goals. However, West Bromwich’s front line has been favourable at the Hawthorns and scored eight goals in the last four league outings. Middlesbrough has scored an average of one goal per game in the last four fixtures. But Boro has also allowed seven goals in the same duration. In light of the current scenario, we predict this game to feature a total of Over 2.5 Goals.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to West Brom
West Bromwich has found the back of the net twice or more in three of the previous four league outings at Hawthorns. But Boro has been clipped to only one goal in one of the three Championship fixtures while remaining goalless in the other two. In the H2Hs, the Baggies have allowed four goals in the previous four meetings against Middlesbrough. Considering these facts, we predict a 2-1 victory for West Brom at the end of the ninety minutes of this game.
West Brom vs Middlesbrough: form, recent games, and news
West Brom preview
The Baggies visited Premier League-relegated Leeds United and found the lead in the 52nd minute through Thomas Asante. However, Leeds’ Luke Ayling levelled secured his team by scoring an equaliser in the 72nd minute. Adam Reach and Daryl Dike will miss out on the upcoming fixture due to injuries.
Despite finishing in the fourth position last season, Boro has not earned a good start to Championship 2023/24, featuring two defeats and a draw. Hayden Hackney notched an equaliser against Huddersfield in the 61st minute to save one point in the last game with a 1-1 scoreline. Manager Michael Carrick has a completely healthy squad as Boro aims to end their winning drought in the Championship.
FAQs regarding West Brom vs Middlesbrough
Who is the West Brom player to watch? Semi Ajayi.
Who is the Middlesbrough player to watch? Hayden Hackney.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-0 to West Brom.