Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough – Premier League
Saturday 22nd April 15:00, Vitality Stadium
Match Preview and Betting Tips
Middlesbrough are almost into ‘must win’ territory and considering they take on one of the sides who could still be dragged into a relegation battle, I’d say that that point might just have arrived.
Bournemouth have had a tough second half to the season and are currently enduring another of their winless spells, which is currently up to 4 games. Another win would pretty much guarantee the Cherries safety and most likely leave Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Swansea and Hull battling for survival.
Boro haven’t won in the league since December when they beat Swansea 3-0 at the Riverside, and they are going to need to produce a similar display if they are to pick up 3 vital points on the road this weekend.
Bournemouth have more goals in them since former United youngster Josh King began putting the ball into the back of the net, with the Norwegian international striker now on 13 in the league this season.
I’ve decided to go against the bookies with this game and back Boro to win, but this is a gut prediction rather than one made using the stats. Its going to be a narrow victory if it happens, either 1-0 or 2-1 as the final score, and I’ve backed Clayton to be booked first as my third and final bet.
Bournemouth | WWDDLL
Middlesbrough | LLDLDL
Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough Stats
These two club shave only met 8 times before, and half of those game shave ended in stalemate which suggests we could have another close encounter on Saturday.
Back in October Middlesbrough beat Bournemouth 2-0 in their reverse league fixture. A rare goal from former Southampton regular Ramírez put the hosts 1-0 up at the break.
Just 11 minutes into the second forty-five local hero Downing made the score 2-0 and wrapped up a rare win for Middlesbrough, but unless they can rediscover a winning formula it may all count for nothing.
Bournemouth have W1-D4-L3 against Middlesbrough
Goals Scored: Bournemouth 9 | Middlesbrough 11
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