Premier League: Middlesbrough vs Chelsea

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Betting Tip and Predictions. In the only game on Sunday of Round 12, in Premier League, Middlesbrough host Chelsea at Riverside Stadium. Read below betting preview, betting tips, useful info and betting predictions for the match between Middlesbrough vs Chelsea.


Middlesbrough promoted in Premier League last season and their main goal is to stay in the best football league in England and avoid relegation. They have only one point more than the first team in the relegation zone, so they have to start collecting points, as soon as possible, in order to move up on the table. The match against Chelsea maybe isn’t the best moment to take some point(s), but they have nothing to lose and will try to stay unbeaten. Home side bought Negredo for this season, but he is disappointing and scored only one goal. Boro have one of the worst attacks in league and it will be hard for them to score against team from London, who have one of the best defence in Premier League. Home team last time beat Chelsea 10 years ago and they will be more than happy if they manage to repeat that success, but Premier League is unpredictable, so everything is possible.

Chelsea stand at the second position and they are one of the main candidates to win the title. They are in the great form and playing much better than they started this season. In the previous round Chelsea smashed Everton 5-0 and it was their 5th league won in a row in which they didn’t concede a single goal, while on the other side they scored 16 goals on those 5 games. Diego Costa is in the fantastic form, but even more important thing for their manager Antonio Conte is that their play-maker Eden Hazard has started to play amazing. Both players had some minor problems with injuries, but they both will be fit for this game. Visitors had very good records when they are playing with Boro. Chelsea beat them in the last 6 games in all competitions. Team from London don’t participate in any European competition this season, so that could be the big advantage in their title race.

Team News

Home side miss Daniel Ayala, while George Friend is doubtful. Good news for Middlesbrough is that Gaston Ramirez is back in the team after suspension. On the other side, visitors have full squad available.

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Predicted Lineups

Middlesbrough: Valdes, Barraghan, Chambers, Gibson, Friend, Forshaw, Clayton, Traore, Ramirez, Downing, Negredo.
Chelsea: Courtois, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Cahill, Moses, Kante, Matic, Alonso, Pedro, Costa, Hazard.

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Prediction

Home side desperately need points and they will try to do their best in order to make good result. Visitors are favorites to win this game, but It won’t be an easy job. I expect interesting game between Middlesbrough vs Chelsea and at least three goals.

Middlesbrough vs Chelsea Betting Tip: over 2.5 goals @ 1.90 (Bet365)

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