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Watford vs Middlesbrough prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 30th September 2023
Kick-Off: 15:00 UK, 16:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road

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

Watford vs Middlesbrough: Top free betting tips

On the back of victory over Bradford City in the EFL Cup, Middlesbrough gets back in action in the EFL Championship against Watford. Both teams will be entering Vicarage Road Stadium on Saturday, 30 September. The Hornets make an appearance in this game after losing all three points against Leeds United, playing away at Elland Road.

Match result prediction: Watford to win

Middlesbrough have been inconsistent at Vicarage Road Stadium with two victories, two draws and a defeat. However, Middlesbrough have been dismal in road fixtures as they have lost three of their last four league outings away from Riverside Stadium. Adding more to this, the Hornets have also outclassed the Boro at Vicarage Road Stadium with four victories in the last five H2Hs, ending the remaining one in a draw. Hence, we back Watford to have the upper hand and claim three points in this game.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Two of the previous three H2Hs between these two teams have ended with both teams on the scoring side, Middlesbrough scoring in all three. The Boro have also rattled the net in four of the last five road fixtures in the EFL Championship and EFL Cup. But they have conceded goals in four matches during the same course. The Hornets have also scored in three of the last four games while keeping one clean sheet. Following these numbers, we predict teams to contribute to a BTTS result in this game.

Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Watford

Middlesbrough have scored just one goal in each of their previous two fixtures in the Championship away from Riverside Stadium. Meanwhile, Watford have notched multiple goals in three of their last four league outings. the Hornets have also allowed just three goals in their last three league fixture at Vicarage Road, scoring two goals in two matches. On the other hand, the Boro have leaked two or more goals in three of the four away outings this season. Therefore, we imagine a 2-1 margin for Watford before the referee blows the full-time whistle.

Watford vs Middlesbrough: Form, recent games, and news

Watford preview

The Hornets terminated their undefeated pattern in the previous fixture against Leeds United by 3-0, leaking all three goals after the break. Joel Piroe and Sam Byram scored in quick succession after 65 minutes while Jaidon Antony extended the lead for Leeds in the 89th minute. Manager Valerian Ismael has all players fit and available to steer the team back to their winning form.

Middlesbrough preview

The Boro extended their winning form in the EFL Cup’s fixture against Bradford City by finding a comfortable 0-2 lead. Latte Lath opened the scoring for Middlesbrough in the 21st minute while Morgan Rogers continued the dominance in the 54th minute. Head Coach Michael Carrick is fortunate to have all players fit and available to retain their winning form.

FAQs regarding Watford vs Middlesbrough

Watford vs Middlesbrough

Who is the referee for this match? Oliver Langford.
Who is the Watford player to watch? Matheus Martins.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-0 to Middlesbrough.

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