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Middlesbrough vs Leeds United: Betting Tips, Match Prediction & Preview

Leeds make the trip to the Riverside Stadium to take on Middlesbrough this Monday in the Championship. Middlesbrough look to keep their spot in the top half of the table whereas Leeds aim to take the top spot.

  • Leeds to win @ -130 With FanDuel
  • Under 3 goals @ -380 With FanDuel
  • Both teams to score @ -112 With FanDuel

These odds are correct at the time of publication

  • Date: 22/04/2024
  • Kick off time: 20:00
  • Location: Riverside Stadium

The top three in the Championship are separated by just two points, though Leicester do have a game in hand. Depending on other results, Leeds could go top with a win. Middlesbrough, however, could make a late run for Play-off football.

Middlesbrough currently sit ninth in the Championship after 43 games. Boro have 18 wins, nine draws and 16 losses, leaving them on 63 points, eight points from Play-off football.

Boro have been average in front of goal this season, scoring 61 goals in 43 games, an average of 1.42 goals a game. Middlesbrough have also been average at the other end of the pitch, conceding 56 goals and keeping 11 clean sheets.

Leeds, on the other hand, currently sit third in the Championship. In 43 games, Leeds have 26 wins, nine draws and eight losses which leaves them on 87 points, one point behind Leicester and two points behind Ipswich.

The Peacocks have been amongst the goals this season. In 43 games, Leeds have scored 76 goals which gives them an average of 1.77 goals a game. However, Leeds have been the best in defence this season. The Peacocks have conceded 34 goals and have kept 19 clean sheets.

Middlesbrough and Leeds have met 102 times in their histories, with the first meeting coming back in 1926. Leeds have the better record in the fixture with 41 wins in comparison to Middlesbrough’s 32 wins, with the other 29 games ending in a draw.

The last five games in this fixture have seen three wins for Leeds and two draws - with Middlesbrough’s last win coming back in 2018. Also, two of the last four games in the fixture have seen both sides on the scoresheet.

Leeds to win

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Leeds to win @ -130
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Under 3 goals

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Yes @ -380
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Both teams to score

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Yes @ -112
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Team News

Middlesbrough Team News


Michael Carrick will be missing the likes of Patrick McNair, Hayden Hackney, Riley McGree, Marcus Forss, Dael Fry and Josh Coburn this weekend. Also, Tom Smith and Darragh Lenihan are out for the rest of the season.


Leeds Team News


Daniel Farke will be without Darko Gyabi, Pascal Struijk and Stuart Dallas this weekend, with all of them out until late April.

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Form Guide

In their last five games in all competitions, Middlesbrough have two wins and three draws.

Southampton took an early lead through Adam Armstrong who found the back of the net in the 12th minute. Despite having 37% of the possession and three shots on target, Middlesbrough finally managed to find the back of the net through Emmanuel Latte Lath in the 90th minute to rescue a 1 - 1 draw.

The visit from Sheffield Wednesday saw Middlesbrough restrict The Owls to just one shot on target. An own goal from Michael Ihiekwe and a goal from Isaiah Jones gave Middlesbrough the 2 - 0 win.

Boro picked up another 2 - 0 win, this time against Swansea. Latte Lath opened the scoring in the added time of the first half and added another in the 79th minute to give Middlesbrough the 2 - 0 win over a Swansea side who had just one shot on target.

The trip to Hull saw Latte Lath on the scoresheet again, this time opening the scoring in the fourth minute. However, both Jaden Philogene and Jean Michael Seri scored to give Hull the 2 - 1 lead at halftime. Finn Isaac Azaz popped up with a goal in the 71st minute to grab a 2 - 2 draw for Boro.

The last time out for Middlesbrough was against top of the league Ipswich. Latte Lath was among the goals yet again for Middlesbrough but a goal from Massimo Luongo just ten minutes later forced the 1 - 1 draw.

In their last five games in all competitions, Leeds have one win, two draws and two losses.

The trip to Watford saw Vakoun Issouf Bayo open the scoring for Watford but Crysencio Summerville equalised within six minutes. Emmanuel Dennis regained the lead for Watford just before halftime, but an 85th minute goal from Mateo Joseph grabbed a 2 - 2 draw for Leeds.

Leeds bounced back against Hull City the next time out. Sam Byram gave Leeds the lead in the ninth minute but Fabio Carvalho equalised before halftime. However, a late penalty from Summerville and an even later goal from Dan James gave Leeds the 3 - 1 win.

Despite Leeds having 70% of the possession and eight shots on target, goals from Ellis Simms and Haji Wright gave Coventry the 2 - 0 lead early in the second half. Joel Piroe did score late on for Leeds, but Coventry held on for the 2 - 1 win.

The visit from Sunderland saw Leeds register just one shot on target, even with 70% of the possession. Sunderland had just three shots on target, and neither side could find the back of the net in the 0 - 0 draw.

The most recent outing for Leeds was against Blackburn Rovers. Sammie Szmodics scored the only goal of the game in the 82nd minute to give Blackburn the big 1 - 0 win over Leeds.

FlashPicks Prediction

Despite their recent roller coaster form, Leeds are still likely to take home a win this weekend, though it’s likely to be a tight game with both sides on the scoresheet. Middlesbrough 1-2 Leeds United

Header logoChampionship

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
7
Team logoHull
46191314+870
8
Team logoMiddlesbrough
4620917+969
9
Team logoCoventry
46171316+1164
Last updated 22/05/2024

Header logoChampionship

PosClubPWDLGDPTS
2
Team logoIpswich
4628126+3596
3
Team logoLeeds
4627910+3890
4
Team logoSouthampton
4626911+2487
Last updated 22/05/2024

Where to watch Middlesbrough vs Leeds United

Middlesbrough vs Leeds United will be available to watch on the Peacock Network (An NBC live-streaming Platform)

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