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Watford vs Middlesbrough Predictions

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Middlesbrough to Win

Reason for tip

Watford desperately try to salvage a poor transfer window behind the scenes as key players look to leave and have won just one of their last five games. Meanwhile, Boro come into this on the back of their first league win of 2022/23.

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Middlesbrough 3-1

Reason for tip

Middlesbrough scored 2+ goals in two of their last three away league games while Watford have conceded five times across their last two at home.

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Watford vs Middlesbrough Predictions

  • Watford failed to win five of their last six matches.
  • Middlesbrough recorded a confidence boosting first win of the season last time out.
  • Chris Wilder is as yet unbeaten against Watford in his managerial career.

Hornets losing their sting in the transfer market

The prospect of an immediate bounce back to the top-flight seems less likely than ever as Watford’s star players appear set to be leaving, which could affect them in this encounter after losing out to a poor QPR side last time out, thus extending their winless run to four games.

This game falls on the eve of transfer deadline day and with so much going on behind the scenes at Watford, this game may be somewhat overshadowed by the futures of Ismaila Sarr and Joao Pedro, amongst others.

The Hornets have now conceded five times across the last two home games while failing to score at all in two of the last three. If they don’t bounce back immediately, this could be a long night against Chris Wilder’s fast improving Middlesbrough.

Buoyant Boro can deny Watford

The form suggests that Middlesbrough had been struggling at the beginning of the season. However, with signings gradually arriving and some pretty solid performances without victory, Wilder’s men finally notched their first win last time out in a 2-1 success over Swansea, a scoreline which in truth flattered the Welsh outfit.

New defensive option Matt Clarke put in a strong debut last time out while the arrival of Brazilian hitman Rodrigo Muniz gives Middlesbrough more options up top. With one or two more expected through the door at the time of writing, things are starting to look up at Middlesbrough.

One sticking point is some questionable away form, Middlesbrough have failed to win their last six away league games so this selection certainly comes with risks attached, yet we are going for an away win with a small stakes selection on an entertaining 3-1 scoreline.

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