Match Preview: Middlesbrough 2-2 Nottingham Predictions and Betting Tips, Championship

Tips & Predictions For Today, March 2, 2020.

League: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 36
Match: 20:45 Middlesbrough – Nottingham
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.43
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 2:2 WON!!!

Match Preview

  • Jonathan Woodgate must feel the mounting pressure after his Middlesbrough side fell to an 11th consecutive winless game in midweek (D5, L6 – in all competitions). Furthermore, ‘Boro’ have now failed to score in 292 minutes of football following three consecutive 1-0 defeats.
  • Should Middlesbrough finally catch a break, it will likely be tight – all of their home league victories this season saw a one-goal margin, whilst ten of the 11 home games that didn’t end level saw just one goal separate the sides. Consequently, the Riverside Stadium averages a league-low 1.83 total goals per match.
  • Conversely, Nottingham Forest have not conceded a goal in 205 minutes of league football, losing just one of their last five in the league (W2, D2, L1). However, Forest have won only one of their last five Championship games vs sides sitting in the bottom-half ahead of the round (W1, D3, L1).
  • The bookmakers generally make Forest slight outsiders for this clash, and do so at their own peril. The visitors have lost just three of 16 away league games in which they began as outsiders this term, boasting an impressive win-draw rate of 81.25% (W7, D6, L3). Notably, the last two such victories came via a 1-0 scoreline, a common result here on Teesside (50%).
  • Players to watch: Young full-back Hayden Coulson scored Middlesbrough’s last goal, and his first senior one, three games ago and looks one of few bright sparks.
  • Tiago Silva scored the opener in two of Forest’s last three away league games, his first two goals for the club.
  • Stat attack: Only three Championship sides have dropped more points at home from leading half-time positions than Middlesbrough (W3, D2).
  • Middlesbrough and Forest average 2.0 and 2.33 yellow cards per match, respectively, across the last six H2Hs.
  • Forest have scored more away league goals after the 75th minute (ten) than in the entire first half (eight).