Southampton vs Middlesbrough prediction 29.03.2024

Southampton

Southampton

1 : 1

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1.61

X

4.5

2

5.25

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  • Date: 29.03.2024
  • Competition: Championship
  • KO: 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
  • Venue: St. Mary's Stadium (Southampton, Hampshire)

An entertaining Championship contest can be expected at St. Mary's Stadium when Southampton take on Middlesbrough on Friday. 

Southampton vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips - Over 2.5 Goals

Placed fourth in the Championship, Southampton will be looking for a third successive win in March when they take on an improving Middlesbrough side on Easter Friday. 

After losing three successive games in February, the Saints came storming back with high-scoring victories against Birmingham City (4:3) and Sunderland (4:2) before the international break. 

High-scoring outcomes have been a regular theme in Southampton matches in recent months. Russel Martin´s side have seen over 2.5 goals scored in eight of their last nine matches since the start of February. BTTS and over 2.5 goals occurred in seven of their last nine league outings while an average of 4.3 goals have been scored in their last ten league contests.

At St. Mary's, the Saints have seen at least three goals netted in their last eight home fixtures and another high-scoring outcome could be on the cards on Friday. 

Visiting Middlesbrough arrive on the south coast in great form with ten points picked up from their last four unbeaten league fixtures. Up to tenth in the division, Michael Carrick ́s side find themselves seven points short of the playoff zone with only eight games remaining to be played in the regular season. 

Like Southampton, the visitors have also seen a high proportion of recent matches deliver in the goal markets. Carrick´s boys have seen over 2.5 goals in 14 of their last 18 away matches since November. 

Previous encounters between these sides also saw plenty of goal action. Seven of eight previous meetings over the past twenty years saw at least three goals scored including Middlesbrough´s 2:1 win at the Riverside earlier this season. 

Considering both teams decent form, and the Saints recent run of high-scoring home fixtures, I´m confidently backing over 2.5 goals scored at St. Mary's Stadium.

Southampton vs Middlesbrough Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Middlesbrough

    2 : 1

    Southampton

    Championship

  2. Middlesbrough

    1 : 2

    Southampton

    Premier League

  3. Southampton

    1 : 0

    Middlesbrough

    Premier League

  4. Middlesbrough

    2 : 1

    Southampton

    Championship

  5. Southampton

    3 : 0

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

Southampton

Southampton team news

Saints boss Martin has a strong squad available ahead of their return at St.Mary´s. Kyle Walker-Peters and Ryan Fraser are both available after missing out prior to the international break.

Ross Stewart and Juan Larios remain the only absentees for the home side.

Last matches of Southampton

  1. Southampton

    4 : 2

    Sunderland

    Championship

  2. Birmingham City

    3 : 4

    Southampton

    Championship

  3. Liverpool

    3 : 0

    Southampton

    FA Cup

  4. Southampton

    1 : 2

    Millwall

    Championship

  5. Southampton

    1 : 2

    Hull City

    Championship

Southampton lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 31

    Gavin Bazunu

Defenders

  • 3

    Ryan Manning

  • 5

    Jack Stephens

  • 35

    Jan Bednarek

  • 21

    Taylor Harwood-Bellis

Midfielders

  • 17

    Stuart Armstrong

  • 4

    Flynn Downes

  • 16

    Will Smallbone

Forwards

  • 10

    Che Adams

  • 9

    Adam Armstrong

  • 36

    David Brooks

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough team news

Head coach Carrick remains unable to call on several first-team players this Friday. 

Alex Bangura, Josh Coburn, Hayden Hackney, Dael Fry, Rav van den Berg and Marcus Forss are all set to remain sidelined for ´Boro.

Last matches of Middlesbrough

  1. Middlesbrough

    0 : 0

    Blackburn Rovers

    Championship

  2. Birmingham City

    0 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  3. Queens Park Rangers

    0 : 2

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  4. Middlesbrough

    3 : 1

    Norwich City

    Championship

  5. Stoke City

    2 : 0

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

Middlesbrough lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Seny Dieng

Defenders

  • 12

    Luke Ayling

  • 17

    Patrick McNair

  • 5

    Matthew Clarke

Midfielders

  • 11

    Isaiah Jones

  • 16

    Jonathan Howson

  • 8

    Riley McGree

  • 28

    Lewis O'Brien

  • 27

    Lukas Engel

Forwards

  • 21

    Marcus Forss

  • 9

    Emmanuel Latte Lath

Key Facts Southampton vs Middlesbrough

  1. Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals in their last 8 home matches
  2. Middlesbrough have seen over 2.5 goals in 14 of their last 18 away matches
  3. Southampton have seen over 2.5 goals in 8 of their last 10 matches
  4. Middlesbrough won 2:1 when then these sides met earlier this season

Main prediction Southampton - Middlesbrough

Over 2.5 goals

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winrate

58% winrate

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1 wins in a row

Originally from Scotland, Ryan is an experienced betting expert and content producer based out of Barcelona, Spain.

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Additional predictions

Over 3.5

Best odds:2.3

Team 1 to Win

Best odds:1.61

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Southampton vs Middlesbrough - FAQ

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Southampton Player to Watch

Adam Armstrong - The 27-year-old has scored 18 goals in 36 Championship appearances this season.

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Middlesbrough Player to Watch

 Emmanuel Latte Lath - The Ivorian forward has bagged two goals in his last four appearances.