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Carabao Cup | Riverside Stadium | 18th December
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Middlesbrough
  • W
  • D
  • W
  • D
  • L
  • W
KO 19:45
Burton Albion badge
Burton Albion
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • W
  • L
  • W

Middlesbrough vs Burton predictions for Tuesday’s Carabao Cup fixture at Riverside Stadium. Having already knocked out Championship opponents on route to the quarter-finals, the League One visitors may just fancy their chances. Continue reading below for all our free tips and predictions.

Middlesbrough vs Burton Albion Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Previews

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Burton Albion +1 @ 21/10

We use stars to rate our confidence in our tips, with 3 being most confident to 1 being the least.
Draw 1-1 @ 8/1

Reason For Middlesbrough vs Burton Albion Betting Tips

Had this fixture come just two weeks earlier, then Middlesbrough would probably be full of confidence, though they’ve hit a bit of rough patch of late, so Tony Pulis’ men may not be feeling great. Boro have won none of their last four matches, two of which they’ve lost, while they arrive at this junction off the back of a rather poor display away at QPR on Saturday afternoon.

If Middlesbrough are to be judged on their recent efforts, then there’s plenty of hope for the visitors on this occasion. Sides managed by Tony Pulis aren’t exactly known for their offensive quality, so it’s perhaps not surprising that Boro are finding it tough to make their presence felt in the final third, though it is surprising that they’re struggling at the back. Tuesday’s hosts are without a clean sheet in five matches, while they’ve been conceding plenty of chances during that time.

Not only did the Teesiders ship two goals away against QPR at the weekend, but they conceded plenty of chances and looked reasonably easy to breach. On that occasion, QPR clocked 2.38 expected goals for, which is worrying. What’s more, Aston Villa, who Burton got the better of earlier in this competition, recently visited the Riverside and created 3.2 expected goals, while they also put the ball in the net on three occasions. Moreover, Middlesbrough have conceded an average of 2.24 expected goals in the Carabao Cup this season. Such form certainly won’t strike fear into the hearts of the Brewers.

Burton also come into this match off the back of a defeat, but they didn’t exactly play poorly when losing 1-0 away against Fleetwood at the weekend, while their efforts against higher-level teams in this competition have shown that they’re no mugs.

It’s not like Nigel Clough’s men are facing an in-form Championship side and it’s not as if they haven’t already faced better sides this season. Having already beaten Aston Villa, Burnley and Nottingham Forest, Burton have shown that they have what it takes. At times in those games, the Brewers were a bit shaky at the back, but they’re up against a Boro side that is struggling in the final third. What’s more, the fact that they’re averaging 1.89 expected goals for in this competition bodes very well.

It’s also important to consider that Middlesbrough, despite their rocky patch, are still fighting for promotion this season. Maintaining their position in the top six is likely to be the priority, so would could see the hosts rotate. In contrast, given their mid-table position, reaching the semi-finals is likely to be the priority for Burton.

All things considered, it’s very easy to make a case for the visitors at the prices. As a Championship side playing at home, Boro deserve to be favourites, but if we consider that Burton have already acquitted themselves very well against three higher-level teams this season, then its easy to feel that the visitors have been underestimated a tad. At the prices, ‘Burton +1 Handicap’ stands out. Against a Middlesbrough side that has struggled of late, the Brewers are backed to get very competitive, just as they did against Villa, Burnley and Forest.

Middlesbrough Team News

Middlesbrough Team Badge Rudy Gestede and Ashley Fletcher are both out injured at present. Muhamed Besic is suspended, while Martin Braithwaite is a doubt. Boss Tony Pulis is expected to make numerous changes.

Burton Albion Team News

Burton Albion Team Badge Marvin Sordell is a doubt, but the Brewers do have the influential David Templeton fit again. A similar side to the one that performed so well against Nottingham Forest in the last round is expected to feature on Tuesday night.

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Published: December 17, 2018

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Form Summary

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Overall
PWDL
4220
Home
3210
Away
1010
Overall
PWDL
4400
Home
3300
Away
1100

Recent Competition Form

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1-0 v Crystal Palace (H)
W
3-2 v Nottingham Forest (H)
W
2-2 v Preston North End (A)
D
2-1 v Burnley (H)
W
2-1 v Rochdale (H)
W
1-0 v Aston Villa (H)
W
3-3 v Notts County (H)
D
1-2 v Shrewsbury Town (A)
W
8Goals Scored8
6Goals Conceded4
3/4 (75%)Over 2.5 Goals3/4 (75%)
3/4 (75%)Both Teams Scored3/4 (75%)
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1-0 v Crystal Palace (H)
W
3-2 v Nottingham Forest (H)
W
2-1 v Rochdale (H)
W
2-1 v Burnley (H)
W
3-3 v Notts County (H)
D
1-0 v Aston Villa (H)
W
6Goals Scored6
4Goals Conceded3
2/3 (67%)Over 2.5 Goals2/3 (67%)
2/3 (67%)Both Teams Scored2/3 (67%)
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2-2 v Preston North End (A)
D
1-2 v Shrewsbury Town (A)
W
2Goals Scored2
2Goals Conceded1
1/1 (100%)Over 2.5 Goals1/1 (100%)
1/1 (100%)Both Teams Scored1/1 (100%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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0Goals Scored0
0Goals Conceded0
0/0 (0%)Over 2.5 Goals0/0 (0%)
0/0 (0%)Both Teams Scored0/0 (0%)
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Head To Head

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WonDrawnWon
100
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2
Goals Scored
1
Over 2.5 Goals 1/1 (100%)
Both Teams To Score 1/1 (100%)
Previous Meetings (Last 1)
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Middlesbrough vs Burton Albion Stats

  • Burton have won each of their three matches against teams operating at a higher level this season.
  • Middlesbrough have an average expected goal difference of -0.29 in the Carabao Cup this season.
  • Burton have an average expected goal difference of -0.09 in the Carabao Cup this season.

How we calculate our stats

Our stats are based on games this season. Games played this season: 8
(4 by Middlesbrough) and (4 by Burton Albion)

Goals

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75%
BTTS (%)
75%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
75%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
75%
75%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
75%
50%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
25%
2
Average Goals For
2
1.5
Average Goals Conceded
1
25%
Cleansheet (%)
25%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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67%
BTTS (%)
67%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
67%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
67%
67%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
67%
33%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
33%
2
Average Goals For
2
1.33
Average Goals Conceded
1
33%
Cleansheet (%)
33%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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100%
BTTS (%)
100%
100%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
100%
100%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
2
Average Goals For
2
2
Average Goals Conceded
1
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%
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0%
BTTS (%)
0%
0%
Over 0.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 1.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 2.5 Goals (%)
0%
0%
Over 3.5 Goals (%)
0%
0
Average Goals For
0
0
Average Goals Conceded
0
0%
Cleansheet (%)
0%
0%
Failed to Score (%)
0%

Goalscorers

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Top Goalscorers
Marcus Tavernier
3
2
Liam Boyce
Paddy McNair
2
1
Jamie Allen
First Goalscorers
Lewis Wing
1
1
Liam Boyce

Cards & Corners

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0
Average Cards For
1
Player Cards
Grant Leadbitter
1
3
Kyle McFadzean
Marcus Tavernier
0
1
Scott Fraser
Dimitrios Konstantopoulos
0
1
Stephen Quinn
5
Average Corners For
4
6
Average Corners Against
6

Goal Margins

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Goal Timings

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First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Home First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Home Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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Away First Half

0-15'
0-15'
16-30'
16-30'
31-45'
31-45'

Away Second Half

46-60'
46-60'
61-75'
61-75'
76-90'
76-90'
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21/10 13/1
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10/1 1/33 3/1 2/9 21/20 7/10 2/5 7/4 1/6 7/2 1/20 8/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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13/1 1/25 16/5 2/9 21/20 3/4 4/11 41/20 2/15 5/1 1/25 12/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
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6/1 11/2 15/2 8/1 11/1 28/1 16/1 20/1 50/1 125/1 33/1 45/1 100/1 200/1 90/1 100/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A 12/1 15/2 18/1 80/1 N/A 20/1 50/1 22/1 150/1 80/1 70/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
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6/1 11/2 15/2 8/1 11/1 28/1 16/1 20/1 50/1 125/1 33/1 45/1 100/1 200/1 90/1 100/1 200/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A 12/1 15/2 18/1 80/1 N/A 20/1 50/1 22/1 150/1 80/1 70/1 N/A 200/1 200/1 200/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
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23/4 11/2 15/2 8/1 21/2 24/1 14/1 18/1 40/1 125/1 30/1 40/1 80/1 250/1 70/1 90/1 200/1 N/A 180/1 250/1 N/A N/A 12/1 15/2 18/1 75/1 300/1 17/1 40/1 20/1 125/1 66/1 60/1 300/1 275/1 250/1 300/1 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/AN/A
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