Preview updated at 21:31 18/10/2020 UKT
Bristol City v Middlesbrough
Tipped at 2020-10-18 21:04 UKT (always check current prices before betting)
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Bristol City vs Middlesbrough Match Preview and Prediction

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This is a Championship encounter on Tuesday evening (UK time). Bristol City will play Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate Stadium with a 7:45pm start.

Sky Sports Red Button will broadcast this one in the UK.

The following sections explain the reasons for the selection in this match.

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Betting Odds for Bristol City vs Middlesbrough

In the Match Odds, William Hill are 2.45 about Bristol City, 888sport will give you 3.25 for the draw and Betway will give you 3.3 about Middlesbrough. These are among the top prices in the market.

On the O/U 2.5 Total Goals lines, the best price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.2 via Bet365. Alternatively, the most attractive price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.67 with William Hill.

Here are the available odds for the Both Teams To Score (BTTS) market. If you like "Yes", it is currently available at 1.9 with Betfair Sportsbook. "No" is currently offered at 2.0 at Bet Victor.

Head To Head

To get this preview started, Frog notes that Bristol City played Middlesbrough in 2019 in a Championship fixture. The match was a draw, with a final score of 2-2.

In the last ten years of FTG records, these teams have played 12 times. Bristol City have won in 6 of the matches in this period; Middlesbrough have won 4 times. The other 2 matches ended in a draw.

Over the course of these matches, there has been an average of 2.5 goals in this particular clash. Bristol City score an average of 1.25; Middlesbrough score an average of 1.25.

Looking specifically at the match-up on the road, whichever side has been away has won 33% of the matches between these sides. The home side has secured the win 50% of the time.

Bristol City

In 2nd place in Championship with 13 points are Bristol City.

Looking over the last year, they have played 36 matches. They have 16 wins; 7 draws; and 13 losses. This gives Bristol City a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 44%-19%-36%.

Over this period, they have scored 1.39 times per match, on average, while conceding 1.36.

Let's look at their record at home over the same time-frame. They have a win rate of 47% (9 wins) from the most recent 19 home fixtures. 21% (4) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 31% (6) ending in a loss for the home team.

On average they have scored 1.58 times when at home in this period; they have conceded 1.42.

Their recent performance data shows that they have 18 goals in their last ten matches and 6 of these latest matches have been victories. There have been 5 occasions when both Bristol City and their opponents have scored. The number of matches with three match goals or more is 5 games in these last ten outings.

And they have scored at least once in each of their last 3 matches.


Middlesbrough have 6 points in the Championship and they are currently in 16th position.

In their recent form over the last year, they have played 36 matches. They have 10 wins; 14 draws; and 12 losses. This gives Middlesbrough a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 27%-38%-33%.

In this time, they have scored 1.03 goals on average per match; while conceding 1.19 goals on average.

A look at their away record in this time. They have a win rate of 23% (4 wins) from their last 17 away fixtures. 29% (5) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 47% (8) ending in a loss when they are the away team.

On average they have scored 0.94 times when away in this last year. They have conceded 1.35.

As far as their recent performance goes, both home and away, they have a total of 12 goals in their last ten matches and this has led to their current win rate of 40%. The total number of times that Middlesbrough and whoever they've played have also scored is 5 matches in those ten. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 3 from their last ten.

Frog's betting tip for Bristol City vs Middlesbrough

With arguments to be made for both sides, Frog can see a stalemate when Bristol City and Middlesbrough lock horns in this fixture. This is top priced with 888sport at odds of 3.25. Frog thinks the strongest argument for this one is the draw.