Preston vs Middlesbrough prediction 14.02.2024

Preston North End

Preston North End

2 : 1

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

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  • Competition: Championship
  • Date: 14th February 2024
  • Kickoff: 19:45 UTC / 20:45 CET
  • Venue: Deepdale

Middlesbrough will be looking to put an end to a four game winless streak on Wednesday when they face Preston North End away from home.

Middlesbrough have made progress over the last two seasons in the Championship and are on the course to make another step up the table this season. Ryan Lowe's side finished the 2021-22 and 2022-23 second division campaigns in 13th and 12th place respectively, and sit in the top half of the table at the moment. The Lilywhites will enter Wednesday's game with a run of three consecutive games without defeat, winning two and playing out one draw.

Middlesbrough have not been themselves since the humiliating defeat to Chelsea in the EFL Cup semi-finals at the Bridge, where they conceded six goals. Michael Carrick's side's most recent game was a 1-2 defeat to Bristol City on Saturday afternoon, but they will take heart ahead of Wednesday's clash from their record against Preston - having won the last two meetings with an aggregate score of 8-0.

Preston vs Middlesbrough betting Tips: Over 2.5 goals

Goals have not been hard to come by for Preston North End in recent weeks, especially at home. Ryan Lowe's men scored at least once in each of their last five games and struck at least twice in three of their last four fixtures at this ground.

Middlesbrough's defense has yet to impress this season. The visitors have kept a clean sheet just once in their last ten games in all competitions and five of those fixtures produced at least three goals.

Another reason to expect goals on Wednesday is the fact that recent meetings between Preston North End and Middlesbrough were very entertaining. Each of the last two ended with four goals.

  • Best Tip: Over 2.5 goals
  • Preston vs Middlesbrough prediction: 1-2

Preston North End vs Middlesbrough Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Middlesbrough

    4 : 0

    Preston North End

    Championship

  2. Middlesbrough

    4 : 0

    Preston North End

    Championship

  3. Preston North End

    2 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  4. Preston North End

    4 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  5. Middlesbrough

    1 : 2

    Preston North End

    Championship

Preston North End

Preston team news

There were no fresh injuries in the recent win over Cardiff City, so Preston North End manager Ryan Lowe will resist the temptation to change his starting eleven.

Finlay Cross-Adair has been out of action since a traffic accident last October and Wednesday's game comes too soon for the striker.

Ben Whiteman, Mads Frøkjaer-Jensen and Milutin Osmajic are all just one yellow card away from suspension, but otherwise the hosts have no problems.

Last matches of Preston North End

  1. Cardiff City

    0 : 2

    Preston North End

    Championship

  2. Preston North End

    3 : 2

    Ipswich Town

    Championship

  3. Millwall

    1 : 1

    Preston North End

    Championship

  4. Leeds United

    2 : 1

    Preston North End

    Championship

  5. Preston North End

    2 : 0

    Bristol City

    Championship

Preston North End lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Freddie Woodman

Defenders

  • 16

    Andrew Hughes

  • 6

    Liam Lindsay

  • 14

    Jordan Storey

Midfielders

  • 23

    Liam Millar

  • 10

    Mads Frøkjær-Jensen

  • 4

    Ben Whiteman

  • 8

    Alan Browne

  • 44

    Brad Potts

Forwards

  • 7

    Will Keane

  • 19

    Emil Riis Jakobsen

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough team news

The visitors will be without Emmanuel Latte Lath, who is not expected to return to action until March due to a hamstring injury.

The striker is being accompanied in the treatment room by Seny Dieng and Isaiah Jones, who are out with hip and hamstring injuries respectively.

Samuel Silvera is yet to make a start for Middlesbrough this year and the forward is likely to start Wednesday's game on the bench.

Last matches of Middlesbrough

  1. Middlesbrough

    1 : 2

    Bristol City

    Championship

  2. Middlesbrough

    1 : 1

    Sunderland

    Championship

  3. Chelsea

    6 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Carabao Cup

  4. Middlesbrough

    1 : 1

    Rotherham United

    Championship

  5. Millwall

    1 : 3

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

Middlesbrough lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 23

    Tom Glover

Defenders

  • 33

    Luke Thomas

  • 12

    Luke Ayling

  • 6

    Dael Fry

  • 3

    Rav van den Berg

Midfielders

  • 21

    Marcus Forss

  • 8

    Riley McGree

  • 7

    Hayden Hackney

Forwards

  • 21

    Marcus Forss

  • 29

    Sam Greenwood

  • 20

    Finn Isaac Azaz

Three reasons we expect at least three goals in this game

  1. Each of the last five meetings between Preston and Middlesbrough ended with over 2.5 goals.
  2. Three of the last six games of Preston North End produced at least three goals.
  3. 12 of the last 13 away games of Middlesbrough ended with over 2.5 goals.

Main prediction Preston North End - Middlesbrough

Over 2.5 goals

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58% winrate

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2 wins in a row

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Preston vs Middlesbrough - FAQ

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What’s the average number of yellow cards Preston have received in league home matches this season?

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