Open game expected at Riverside Stadium: Middlesbrough vs AFC Bournemouth preview

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 19.September
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Riverside Stadium (34988 seats)

It's the second chance for points this season as Middlesbrough and AFC Bournemouth battle it out at Riverside Stadium.

It’s busy days for these teams as both were in action only a few days ago. There’s no rest for the wicked, or in this case; no rest for Middlesbrough and AFC Bournemouth.

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Middlesbrough form and stats

The Middlesbrough fans got no joy from their last match, a Carabao Cup game also here at Riverside Stadium: A 0-2 defeat against Barnsley (placed 15th). Prior to that, an away loss at Watford in the Championship.

The bookmakers consider this a fairly even contest. One could say only the home advantage separates the teams. It could be relevant to look at how Middlesbrough have performed in matches similar to this (as small favourites). Our database has found eleven matches with the results: Won one, drawn four and lost six.

Last season, Middlesbrough's league statistics were 13 wins, 14 draws and 19 losses, resulting in a 17th position in the Championship. Over these 46 matches they scored 48 goals and conceded 61. Playing at home last season Middlesbrough managed 6-8-9 (win-draw-lost) with 20 goals and 29 conceded.

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AFC Bournemouth form and stats

There were no winners in Bournemouth's previous match, a Carabao Cup home game that ended 0-0 vs Crystal Palace (after extra-time, 11-10 on penalties). Prior to that match, a home win 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.

As mentioned above, this is an open game with no clear favourite. We have found six similar matches played by AFC Bournemouth in our archives, and the results are: four wins for Bournemouth, zero draws and two defeats.

Let's have a look at how AFC Bournemouth performed last season in the Premier League: They landed a 18th position in the league table after playing out 9 victories, 7 draws and 22 defeats. In total they scored 40 and conceded 65 goals in these matches. The numbers for away games only are: Won 4 - drew 1 and lost 14 with 18/35 goals scored/conceded.

Head 2 Head

H2H stats regardless of arena (last seven matches): Middlesbrough one win, three draws and AFC Bournemouth three victories. As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), three games had two or less.

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Middlesbrough AFC Bournemouth
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
1 0 0 Played P 0 0 1
0 0 0 Won W 0 0 1
0 0 0 Drew D 0 0 0
1 0 0 Lost L 0 0 0
0 0 0 Scored S 0 0 3
1 0 0 Conceded C 0 0 2
100% 0% 0% Over 0.5 O 0.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 1.5 O 1.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 2.5 O 2.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% BTTS BTTS 0% 0% 100%
0% 0% 0% Clean Sheets C S 0% 0% 0%
100% 0% 0% Failed to Score F T 0% 0% 0%
 
6 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 5
6 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 2
0 0 0 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 0 0 2
0 0 0 Red cards R C 0 0 0
 
11 0 0 Total Shots T S 0 0 12
4 0 0 Shots on Target S O 0 0 5
0% 0% 0% Goal Efficiency G E 0% 0% 60%
Middlesbrough Last season AFC Bournemouth
Total Home   Statistics Stat   Away Total
46 23   Played P   19 38
13 6   Won W   4 9
14 8   Drew D   1 7
19 9   Lost L   14 22
48 20   Scored S   18 40
61 29   Conceded C   35 65
96% 96%   Over 0.5 O 0.5   95% 92%
63% 52%   Over 1.5 O 1.5   68% 74%
41% 35%   Over 2.5 O 2.5   63% 61%
28% 26%   Over 3.5 O 3.5   32% 34%
7% 4%   Over 4.5 O 4.5   11% 11%
48% 48%   BTTS BTTS   53% 55%
26% 26%   Clean Sheets C S   11% 13%
30% 30%   Failed to Score F T   42% 39%
 
5.4 5.7   Corners for (avg) C F   4.8 5.1
5.6 5.2   Corners against (avg) C A   6.6 6.6
1.7 1.6   Yellow cards (avg) Y C   2 2.1
5 2   Red cards R C   1 3
 
549 310   Total Shots T S   178 370
154 80   Shots on Target S O   56 116
31% 25%   Goal Efficiency G E   32% 34%

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Queens Park Rangers 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3
2 Reading 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3
3 AFC Bournemouth 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 1 0 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
4 Bristol City 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
5 Birmingham City 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
6 Luton Town 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
7 Norwich City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
8 Rotherham United 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
9 Swansea City 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 3
10 Watford 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3
11 Millwall 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
12 Stoke City 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
13 Blackburn Rovers 1 0 0 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0
14 Coventry City 1 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 2 -1 0
15 Barnsley 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
16 Brentford 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
17 Huddersfield Town 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
18 Middlesbrough 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
19 Preston North End 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
20 Wycombe Wanderers 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 0
21 Cardiff City 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
22 Derby County 1 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
23 Nottingham Forest 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0
24 Sheffield Wednesday 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 -9
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Leeds United 46 28 9 9 77 35 23 15 5 3 40 14 23 13 4 6 37 21 42 93
2 West Bromwich Albion 46 22 17 7 77 45 23 10 10 3 44 27 23 12 7 4 33 18 32 83
3 Brentford 46 24 9 13 80 38 23 14 5 4 44 18 23 10 4 9 36 20 42 81
4 Fulham 46 23 12 11 64 48 23 15 2 6 40 26 23 8 10 5 24 22 16 81
5 Cardiff City 46 19 16 11 68 58 23 11 9 3 35 21 23 8 7 8 33 37 10 73
6 Swansea City 46 18 16 12 62 53 23 10 5 8 27 23 23 8 11 4 35 30 9 70
7 Nottingham Forest 46 18 16 12 58 50 23 10 5 8 27 27 23 8 11 4 31 23 8 70
8 Millwall 46 17 17 12 57 51 23 10 8 5 33 25 23 7 9 7 24 26 6 68
9 Preston North End 46 18 12 16 59 54 23 12 4 7 39 29 23 6 8 9 20 25 5 66
10 Derby County 46 17 13 16 62 64 23 11 8 4 33 21 23 6 5 12 29 43 -2 64
11 Blackburn Rovers 46 17 12 17 66 63 23 10 9 4 33 24 23 7 3 13 33 39 3 63
12 Bristol City 46 17 12 17 60 65 23 8 7 8 30 33 23 9 5 9 30 32 -5 63
13 Queens Park Rangers 46 16 10 20 67 76 23 9 5 9 42 42 23 7 5 11 25 34 -9 58
14 Reading 46 15 11 20 59 58 23 7 4 12 26 34 23 8 7 8 33 24 1 56
15 Stoke City 46 16 8 22 62 68 23 11 3 9 36 26 23 5 5 13 26 42 -6 56
16 Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 11 20 58 66 23 7 7 9 19 30 23 8 4 11 39 36 -8 56
17 Middlesbrough 46 13 14 19 48 61 23 6 8 9 20 29 23 7 6 10 28 32 -13 53
18 Huddersfield Town 46 13 12 21 52 70 23 8 6 9 26 30 23 5 6 12 26 40 -18 51
19 Luton Town 46 14 9 23 54 82 23 8 7 8 33 37 23 6 2 15 21 45 -28 51
20 Birmingham City 46 12 14 20 54 75 23 6 7 10 33 42 23 6 7 10 21 33 -21 50
21 Barnsley 46 12 13 21 49 69 23 7 9 7 29 33 23 5 4 14 20 36 -20 49
22 Charlton Athletic 46 12 12 22 50 65 23 8 6 9 28 27 23 4 6 13 22 38 -15 48
23 Wigan Athletic 46 15 14 17 57 56 23 10 7 6 33 23 23 5 7 11 24 33 1 47
24 Hull City 46 12 9 25 57 87 23 7 3 13 29 37 23 5 6 12 28 50 -30 45
Last season Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Liverpool 38 32 3 3 85 33 19 18 1 0 52 16 19 14 2 3 33 17 52 99
2 Manchester City 38 26 3 9 102 35 19 15 2 2 57 13 19 11 1 7 45 22 67 81
3 Manchester United 38 18 12 8 66 36 19 10 7 2 40 17 19 8 5 6 26 19 30 66
4 Chelsea 38 20 6 12 69 54 19 11 3 5 30 16 19 9 3 7 39 38 15 66
5 Leicester City 38 18 8 12 67 41 19 11 4 4 35 17 19 7 4 8 32 24 26 62
6 Tottenham Hotspur 38 16 11 11 61 47 19 12 3 4 36 17 19 4 8 7 25 30 14 59
7 Wolverhampton Wanderers 38 15 14 9 51 40 19 8 7 4 27 19 19 7 7 5 24 21 11 59
8 Arsenal 38 14 14 10 56 48 19 10 6 3 36 24 19 4 8 7 20 24 8 56
9 Sheffield United 38 14 12 12 39 39 19 10 3 6 24 15 19 4 9 6 15 24 0 54
10 Burnley 38 15 9 14 43 50 19 8 4 7 24 23 19 7 5 7 19 27 -7 54
11 Southampton 38 15 7 16 51 60 19 6 3 10 21 35 19 9 4 6 30 25 -9 52
12 Everton 38 13 10 15 44 56 19 8 7 4 24 21 19 5 3 11 20 35 -12 49
13 Newcastle United 38 11 11 16 38 58 19 6 8 5 20 21 19 5 3 11 18 37 -20 44
14 Crystal Palace 38 11 10 17 31 50 19 6 5 8 15 20 19 5 5 9 16 30 -19 43
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 38 9 14 15 39 54 19 5 7 7 20 27 19 4 7 8 19 27 -15 41
16 West Ham United 38 10 9 19 49 62 19 6 4 9 30 33 19 4 5 10 19 29 -13 39
17 Aston Villa 38 9 8 21 41 67 19 7 3 9 22 30 19 2 5 12 19 37 -26 35
18 AFC Bournemouth 38 9 7 22 40 65 19 5 6 8 22 30 19 4 1 14 18 35 -25 34
19 Watford 38 8 10 20 36 64 19 6 6 7 22 27 19 2 4 13 14 37 -28 34
20 Norwich City 38 5 6 27 26 75 19 4 3 12 19 37 19 1 3 15 7 38 -49 21

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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.