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Middlesbrough vs AFC Bournemouth Predictions

  • 12:30
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  • Riverside Stadium
AFC Bournemouth
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Under 2.5 Match Goals

8/11odds when tipped
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Draw 1-1

5/1odds when tipped
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Tip Reasoning

  • Middlesbrough have scored 24 times in 22 league games
  • Bournemouth have conceded just six times in 11 away trips
  • The visitors have seen 82% of their away matches finish with fewer than three goals

Can Cherries halt slide?

Bournemouth’s incredible start feels like a distant memory right now, as the Cherries side who didn’t lose in their opening 15 games have suffered three defeats in their last seven. With just one win during that run, there are issues for Scott Parker’s side to address.

The worry for the visitors is that they meet a Middlesbrough side who are turning a corner under Chris Wilder. The visitors have picked up seven points from their last three, keeping back-to-back clean sheets.

Cagey clash at the Riverside

Sorting their defence is key for the hosts, who have scored just 24 times in 22 league games. Their low-scoring nature has been clear at home, where 64% of their games have featured under 2.5 goals.

Bournemouth’s defence is impressive, they’ve conceded only six times away from home this term. They’ve seen under 2.5 goals land in 82% of their trips and with their form deserting them the visitors aren’t likely to rack up goals at the other end. Given that, I’m backing under 2.5 goals.

Middlesbrough have never lost a home game against Bournemouth and are unbeaten in 10 previous meetings in all competitions. Considering how the visitors are struggling, a 1-1 draw is my correct score prediction for this one.

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