Tip Fulham - Middlesbrough
Fulham are fourth in the Championship and only seven points away from the final automatic promotion spot. They look to get another home win when hosting 16th placed Middlesbrough. Fulham haven't been the most consistent of sides this season but when they are in form, it's hard for any side to beat them. That was reflected when beating Leeds United 2-1 at home recently and knocking Premier League side Aston Villa out of the FA Cup. They have just one loss in their last five league matches, a home defeat by Reading. Fulham have won four and lost two of their last six home league games and with eight wins in total, have the third best home record in the Championship.
Middlesbrough are only six places above the relegation zone but ten points clear. They have shown some improved form of late but are still eight points behind the final promotion play-off position. Four of their last five league games have been won with the other being a 2-2 home draw with Derby County. That's a big improvement on a run of just two wins in their last 15 league matches. Their recent wins have come against sides in poor form but also at second place West Bromwich Albion. They have managed to score in their last four away league fixtures but three of those games have seen under 2.5 goals scored in them and they have kept clean sheets in their last two on the road. This will be a big test of how far Middlesbrough have progressed and the tip is for under 2.5 goals to be scored in the match.
Key points Fulham - Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough have kept clean sheets in their last two away league games.
Three of the last four Middlesbrough away league games have had under 2.5 goals scored in them.
Two of the last three Fulham league games have only had one goal scored in them.
Conclusion Fulham - Middlesbrough
Fulham tend to blow hot and cold but they should be able to finish in the play-off positions. They have been in good form of late but there's always that surprise defeat just around the corner. Middlesbrough struggled early in the season and Jonathan Woodgate's job as manager looked in danger. However, form has improved and they have had some good wins of late. Boro put up a good show in the FA Cup before losing to Tottenham and have another difficult game here. A bet on under 2.5 goals to be scored is the selection.
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Fulham Middlesbrough Prediction published on January 15, 2020