Huddersfield Town vs Middlesbrough betting preview: Even match expected

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: The John Smith's Stadium (24500 seats)

The league standings reveals that 5 points separate the two combatants in this Championship fixture. Huddersfield Town carry both the points- and home stadium advantage.

Insights:
  • Middlesbrough have the most dropped points from leading position (16) in Championship

There’s little time for restitution or working hard at the training pitch these days, with both teams having played their last game less than four days ago.

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Huddersfield Town form and stats

Huddersfield Town are steadily winning Championship games and points here at The John Smith's Stadium. 6 wins, 1 draw and 2 defeats is the summary from 9 games. Two home wins in a row for Huddersfield bring valid hopes of a third.

Huddersfield lost their last game at Queens Park Rangers (placed 4th) after a 0-1 scoreline. Tom Lees, defender, was given a rating of 7.45/10 in that game, top of the team. Lees won 1 of 1 duels.

Before that game, the 1-0 home victory against West Bromwich Albion.

This is expected to be a close game, with Huddersfield Town perhaps considered small favourites due to their home advantage. Looking back at earlier matches similar to this one (expected to be close with Huddersfield Town as a small favourite), we find 18 games. Huddersfield has won eight of these, drawn six and lost four.

The Huddersfield Town fans would probably like to see some more goals scored at their own stadium in the league, the tally being 13 in 9 matches. 9 goals have been conceded. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 0 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Middlesbrough form and stats

There's been little loot from Middlesbrough's travels as they have only collected 9 points from 9 away games in the Championship. Middlesbrough only have 2 wins to counter their 4 defeats and 3 draws.

Middlesbrough failed to get anything from their last game, a Championship home match vs Preston North End (placed 14th) that ended with defeat 1-2. Paddy McNair was the top performer of the team in that game with a match score of 8.23. The defender McNair scored one goal, hit two key passes and won 12 of 13 duels.

Ahead of that game was the 1-1 draw at home against Millwall.

So, this is expected to be a close game, an even contest. Looking at earlier matches with Middlesbrough playing away and similar expectations, we found 17 relevant matches. Results were eight Middlesbrough wins, four draws and five defeats.

The visitors have scored 7 goals from 9 away games in the league, an average of less than one per game. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been scored in their last three away matches. 10 goals have been conceded by Middlesbrough in these games.

Head 2 Head

Huddersfield Town-Middlesbrough H2H statistics last ten meetings regardless of arena: Huddersfield Town one win, Middlesbrough six wins, three draws. five of these ten matches had three or more goals (over 2,5).

Top Goalscorers

HuddersfieldD. Ward
D. Ward
4 goals
MiddlesbroughM. Crooks
M. Crooks
4 goals
Huddersfield TownM. Pearson
M. Pearson
3 goals

Huddersfield Town missing players

Middlesbrough missing players

Huddersfield Town Middlesbrough
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
19 9 3 Played P 3 9 19
8 6 2 Won W 0 2 6
4 1 0 Drew D 2 3 5
7 2 1 Lost L 1 4 8
22 13 2 Scored S 2 7 21
21 9 2 Conceded C 4 10 22
89% 89% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 95%
63% 56% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 100% 78% 89%
42% 33% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 11% 26%
16% 33% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 11% 11%
11% 22% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 5%
37% 22% 0% BTTS BTTS 67% 33% 47%
42% 67% 67% Clean Sheets C S 0% 33% 32%
32% 22% 33% Failed to Score F T 33% 44% 26%
 
3.9 4.4 5.3 Corners for (avg) C F 4 4.6 5.9
4.6 4.2 4 Corners against (avg) C A 6.7 5 4.2
2.1 2.1 2.7 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 3.3 3.2 2.3
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
10.2 10.6 11 Shots (avg) S ( 7.3 11.2 12.5
3.5 4 3.3 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.7 3.8 4.4
33% 36% 20% Goal Efficiency G E 25% 21% 25%
 
11.9 10.2 6.3 Shots against (avg) S A 13 11.3 9.8
3.9 3.1 1.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 5 3.6 2.9
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Middlesbrough have the most dropped points from leading position (16) in Championship
  • Middlesbrough have won significantly less corners away then at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Fulham 19 13 3 3 48 15 10 7 2 1 23 6 9 6 1 2 25 9 33 42
2 AFC Bournemouth 19 12 5 2 34 14 9 6 2 1 21 9 10 6 3 1 13 5 20 41
3 West Bromwich Albion 19 9 6 4 27 16 9 6 3 0 16 5 10 3 3 4 11 11 11 33
4 Queens Park Rangers 19 9 5 5 31 24 10 6 3 1 16 8 9 3 2 4 15 16 7 32
5 Coventry City 19 9 5 5 25 21 10 7 2 1 19 8 9 2 3 4 6 13 4 32
6 Stoke City 19 9 4 6 24 20 9 6 2 1 15 8 10 3 2 5 9 12 4 31
7 Blackburn Rovers 19 8 6 5 33 27 10 6 2 2 23 16 9 2 4 3 10 11 6 30
8 Huddersfield Town 19 8 4 7 22 21 9 6 1 2 13 9 10 2 3 5 9 12 1 28
9 Swansea City 19 7 6 6 23 23 9 4 4 1 11 5 10 3 2 5 12 18 0 27
10 Millwall 19 6 9 4 19 19 10 4 4 2 11 10 9 2 5 2 8 9 0 27
11 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 20 21 10 4 2 4 7 9 9 3 4 2 13 12 -1 27
12 Luton Town 19 6 7 6 26 24 9 4 3 2 15 10 10 2 4 4 11 14 2 25
13 Nottingham Forest 19 6 6 7 24 23 10 2 3 5 10 15 9 4 3 2 14 8 1 24
14 Preston North End 19 6 6 7 21 25 9 4 3 2 12 10 10 2 3 5 9 15 -4 24
15 Middlesbrough 19 6 5 8 21 22 10 4 2 4 14 12 9 2 3 4 7 10 -1 23
16 Sheffield United 19 6 5 8 23 26 9 3 2 4 13 11 10 3 3 4 10 15 -3 23
17 Birmingham City 19 6 5 8 18 21 9 3 2 4 9 12 10 3 3 4 9 9 -3 23
18 Bristol City 19 6 5 8 21 28 10 2 5 3 8 10 9 4 0 5 13 18 -7 23
19 Hull City 19 5 3 11 14 22 9 2 2 5 7 11 10 3 1 6 7 11 -8 18
20 Cardiff City 19 5 3 11 19 33 10 2 1 7 7 15 9 3 2 4 12 18 -14 18
21 Reading 19 7 2 10 23 30 10 4 2 4 15 15 9 3 0 6 8 15 -7 17
22 Peterborough United 19 4 3 12 17 38 9 3 3 3 12 10 10 1 0 9 5 28 -21 15
23 Barnsley 19 2 5 12 13 31 10 2 2 6 7 14 9 0 3 6 6 17 -18 11
24 Derby County 19 4 10 5 16 18 9 3 5 1 11 9 10 1 5 4 5 9 -2 1

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.