Millwall vs Middlesbrough predictions- Millwall had been going through a bit of a tough patch but they can be rightly proud of their performances and results over the past fortnight. A 3-1 win at home to high-flying Sheffield United was backed up with an excellent draw at Villa Park in a game that they may have felt they should have won. Those showings should serve as real warning to Middlesbrough, who haven’t found any sort of consistency yet this term.
Boro will come targeting three points and it promises to be a good contest with goals likely. In contrast to their away games, Millwall home fixtures this season have tended to produce goals. Fixtures at the Den average 2.8 goals per game in total while the Lions have scored an impressive 1.7 per home fixture.
Millwall vs Middlesbrough predictions
It’s their home record that is really maintaining a bit of a cushion on the sides at the very foot of the table and if they can keep up their current 50% win ratio at the Den, they’ll be all but certain to be playing Championship football again next season.
The way things are going, Middlesbrough too will be in this league next term. Boro are 12 points off the automatic promotion places as it stands and that’s a margin that has been growing rather than shrinking in recent weeks. They’ve lost 3 of their last 5 games, conceding twice or more in all of those defeats and although generally solid at the back, they aren’t the supreme defensive force they were when they won promotion from this league two seasons ago.
With Britt Assombalonga in their ranks, they do carry a goal threat and Millwall can’t afford to give the former Forest man much space in this one. Boro have netted 1.4 goals per away game this term, more than they’ve managed at the Riverside and this could just be a game that produces more goals than the bookies seem to be expecting.
60% of Middlesbrough away games this season have seen over 2.5 goals scored while only 20% have failed to produce at least 2 goals. Given matches at the Den have also tended to be pretty open, going for Over 2.5 goals looks like a decent bet here with generous odds available.
The quality of football that Millwall have played in the past couple of weeks and their strong home record also suggests going for a 2-1 Millwall win could be worth a punt. 30% of Boro away games this season have seen the Teessiders lose 2-1, their most common away scoreline. Do you want to add something to this Millwall vs Middlesbrough predictions article?