Tip Middlesbrough - Stoke
Stoke City have picked just three wins in their last 20 matches across all competitions; the reason they are above the red zone, they have had quite a number of draws – in total, 19 in the season, which makes them the side with the most draws in the Championship. They have one win in 14 away matches and with that form, they wouldn’t have wished for this opponent at this particular time. Middlesbrough have six losses and three wins in their last 10 matches and while they have won back to back matches, they won’t head to this game as the strongest side; they are still getting their feet. It has also not been rosy for Middlesbrough at home; they have four losses in the last five matches and they have not beaten Stoke City in any of the last four meetings, winning two and drawing two. Stoke have six wins in the last 12 meetings and Middelsbrough have three wins in the same period. In a total 61 meetings, Middlesbrough have 26 wins, and Stoke have 21.
Key points Middlesbrough - Stoke
Stoke City are unbeaten in four matches against Middlesbrough.
Stoke City have picked just three wins in their last 20 matches.
Middlesbrough have four losses in the last five home matches.
Conclusion Middlesbrough - Stoke
Middlesbrough get to this game with an improved run of form but it will not be easy for them against this stubborn Stoke side that has also not lost to them in the last four outings. Stoke have drawn the most matches in the Championship this season and from the look of things, they will get their 20th here.
Middlesbrough Stoke Prediction published on April 16, 2019