Championship: Middlesbrough expected to win home game against Bristol City

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Tue 23.February
Match begins: 19:00 (UTC)
Venue: Riverside Stadium (34988 seats)

Middlesbrough perform at a high level so far being 8th in the table. Bristol City can look both up and down from their 15th position.

Insights:
  • Middlesbrough have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Bristol City is in the worst form (0-0-6)

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 Bristol City.

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Middlesbrough form and stats

8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats. That’s what Middlesbrough have to build on here at Riverside Stadium in the Championship.

A good away victory last time out for Middlesbrough, who won 2-0 against Reading (placed 5th). Ahead of that match, Middlesbrough won a home game hosting Huddersfield Town (2-1).

Some members of the home team might already be thinking of their next match, the Championship game versus Cardiff City in only four days. This game is also played here at Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough are certainly not overdoing their scoring at home in league matches, having created 18 goals in 15 games. From these home matches, Middlesbrough have conceded only 14 goals. It's worth mentioning that 8 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Bristol City form and stats

5 wins, 1 draw and 9 losses. That’s the product of Bristol City playing as the away team in the Championship this season. It's looking increasingly bleak for Bristol who now has to deal with a six game losing streak. Huddersfield Town was the last time a defeat was avoided. A depressing seven defeats in a row for Bristol in their away games. Unhappy days, as the last time they avoided a loss on the road was versus Queens Park Rangers.

Bristol are looking to quickly end their 360 minutes long goal drought in the Championship.

Bristol failed to get anything from their last game, a Championship home match vs Barnsley (placed 10th) that ended with defeat 0-1. A 0-2 loss hosting Reading before that.

Looking at the earlier recent performances of Bristol when being an outsider away as they are today, we find four matches with the visitors losing two times, drawing one and winning one game.

There might be some complaints about the fixture list from the Bristol City manager D. Holden as the team has another away game coming up in only four days, this time against Swansea City.

Bristol City are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 15 away goals from 15 games (in the league). Bristol struggle to build an impenetrable defensive wall in away matches with a total of 26 goals conceded from these games.

Head 2 Head

These teams' last encounter with each other was the Bristol City - Middlesbrough 0-1 earlier this season. Numbers for the last ten meetings between these two teams are: three wins for Middlesbrough, one draw and six wins for Bristol City. Over 2,5 goals: four times; under 2,5 goals: six games.

Top Goalscorers

MiddlesbroughD. Watmore
D. Watmore
6 goals
Bristol CityF. Diedhiou
F. Diedhiou
6 goals
Bristol CityN. Wells
N. Wells
6 goals

Middlesbrough missing players

Bristol City missing players

Middlesbrough Bristol City
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
31 15 4 Played P 6 15 31
13 8 3 Won W 1 5 12
7 2 0 Drew D 0 1 3
11 5 1 Lost L 5 9 16
36 18 6 Scored S 4 15 29
31 14 2 Conceded C 15 26 42
87% 93% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 97%
61% 60% 50% Over 1.5 O 1.5 67% 73% 68%
45% 47% 50% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 53% 39%
13% 7% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 27% 16%
10% 7% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 33% 13% 6%
42% 33% 25% BTTS BTTS 33% 47% 39%
35% 40% 50% Clean Sheets C S 17% 13% 23%
35% 33% 25% Failed to Score F T 50% 40% 42%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.5 1.5 2.8 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.2 0.9 1.2
2 2 1 Red cards R C 0 0 1
 
11.6 11.7 11 Shots (avg) S ( 5.3 6.9 8.1
3.1 3.8 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 1.7 2.2 2.5
37% 32% 38% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 45% 38%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Bristol City have played more matches over 2,5 goals away than home.
  • Bristol City haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Bristol City is in the worst form (0-0-6)
  • Middlesbrough have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 31 19 7 5 42 24 16 10 5 1 22 9 15 9 2 4 20 15 18 64
2 Brentford 31 16 9 6 56 34 15 8 5 2 29 17 16 8 4 4 27 17 22 57
3 Watford 31 16 9 6 40 21 16 12 2 2 32 12 15 4 7 4 8 9 19 57
4 Swansea City 29 16 8 5 37 19 15 9 5 1 19 6 14 7 3 4 18 13 18 56
5 Reading 31 15 6 10 44 36 16 9 0 7 24 20 15 6 6 3 20 16 8 51
6 AFC Bournemouth 31 13 10 8 45 30 15 9 3 3 26 14 16 4 7 5 19 16 15 49
7 Cardiff City 31 13 7 11 46 33 16 6 3 7 27 19 15 7 4 4 19 14 13 46
8 Middlesbrough 31 13 7 11 36 31 15 8 2 5 18 14 16 5 5 6 18 17 5 46
9 Stoke City 31 11 12 8 37 33 16 7 4 5 22 19 15 4 8 3 15 14 4 45
10 Barnsley 30 13 6 11 34 35 14 7 3 4 18 16 16 6 3 7 16 19 -1 45
11 Millwall 31 9 15 7 30 27 16 3 10 3 15 13 15 6 5 4 15 14 3 42
12 Blackburn Rovers 30 11 6 13 43 34 14 6 4 4 21 15 16 5 2 9 22 19 9 39
13 Queens Park Rangers 29 10 9 10 30 34 15 6 4 5 16 16 14 4 5 5 14 18 -4 39
14 Preston North End 31 12 3 16 34 42 15 4 2 9 11 16 16 8 1 7 23 26 -8 39
15 Bristol City 31 12 3 16 29 42 16 7 2 7 14 16 15 5 1 9 15 26 -13 39
16 Luton Town 30 10 7 13 23 34 14 5 5 4 16 16 16 5 2 9 7 18 -11 37
17 Nottingham Forest 31 9 9 13 26 31 16 5 6 5 15 14 15 4 3 8 11 17 -5 36
18 Huddersfield Town 31 10 6 15 38 45 16 8 2 6 24 17 15 2 4 9 14 28 -7 36
19 Derby County 30 9 7 14 22 32 15 4 4 7 9 16 15 5 3 7 13 16 -10 34
20 Coventry City 31 8 10 13 29 42 16 6 6 4 17 17 15 2 4 9 12 25 -13 34
21 Birmingham City 31 7 10 14 22 37 15 2 3 10 9 24 16 5 7 4 13 13 -15 31
22 Rotherham United 29 8 5 16 33 40 14 4 3 7 20 20 15 4 2 9 13 20 -7 29
23 Sheffield Wednesday 30 9 7 14 21 32 15 6 5 4 12 9 15 3 2 10 9 23 -11 28
24 Wycombe Wanderers 30 4 8 18 22 51 15 2 5 8 9 19 15 2 3 10 13 32 -29 20

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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.