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Preston North End v Middlesbrough : Championship match betting preview, prediction and odds

Deepdale, Preston

Preston North End and Middlesbrough take on one another at the Deepdale on Wednesday evening, with both Ryan Lowe and Michael Carrick seeking a win in the Championship. The predictions for all the markets are calculated using the past 20 games for each team (home, away and overall) with additional weight assigned to top teams. All the stats and infographics are tailored for the selected market. Head-to-head statistics for this fixture are also given where our data allows. Odds are provided directly from from the UK's biggest bookmakers.

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Preston North End's next match is v Coventry at 19:45 on Friday 23rd February
Middlesbrough's next match is v Plymouth at 15:00 on Saturday 24th February
The last English Championship meeting between Preston and M'Boro was on Wednesday 14th February 2024
English Championship
February 14th 2024
Preston 2
1 M'Boro
 
L. Millar 23'57' F. Azaz
E. Riis Jakobsen 60'
 
PNE
MID
Shots On
3
4
Shots Off
8
Corners
2
7
Possession
38%
62%
Fouls
9
10
Yellow/red cards
2/0
1/0
 
PrestonM'Boro
 
F. Woodman
J. Storey
A. Hughes (G. Cunningham 9')
L. Lindsay (J. Whatmough 75')
M. Frøkjær-Jensen
R. Brady
A. Browne
B. Whiteman (A. McCann 83')
W. Keane (L. Stewart 76')
E. Riis Jakobsenfootball icon (M. Osmajić 76')
L. Millarfootball icon
T. Glover
R. van den Berg
L. Thomas
M. Clarke
(A. Dijksteel 73') L. Ayling
(L. O'Brien 89') H. Hackney
football iconF. Azaz
(S. Silvera 69') S. Greenwood
J. Howson
R. McGree
M. Forss
Best Tip: Both teams to score

Preston should have reason to feel positive ahead of this game and, funnily enough, so might M'Boro. The bookmakers can't split them and neither can we – there's no clear victor in this fixture. So our tip looks to the both teams to score market, where the signs are pointing in one direction. The form stats, past head-to-head (H2H) records and bookmakers odds below are all pointing towards both sides scoring, and we think that's the tip to go with here.

The market is becoming increasingly convinced that both Preston North End and Middlesbrough's attackers are going to deliver on Wednesday, with odds getting shorter on BTTS - yes and drifting on BTTS - no. The bettors predict proper action at both ends.

In-Play
Win / Draw / Win
Over / Under 1.5 Goals
Over / Under 2.5 Goals
Over / Under 3.5 Goals
Win To Nil
Both Teams To Score
Correct Score
Both Teams To Score & Result
Double Chance
Half Time / Full Time
Over / Under 0.5 Goals
Over / Under 4.5 Goals
Over / Under 5.5 Goals
Draw No Bet
Team To Score First
An away win looks like the most likely outcome in the win/draw/win market, with our predictive algorithm suggesting there’s a 42% chance of M'Boro coming away with a win.
Change odds
Predictions Add Bet365 Coral Betfred 888Sport
Preston
35%
21/10
17%
11/5
18%
21/10
14%
43/20
13%
Draw
23%
12/512/5
3%
12/547/20
4%
M'Boro
42%
5/4
13%
5/4
15%
13/10
10%
6/5
12%
Draw 1-1
10%
11/211/211/227/5
2%
M'Boro 2-1
9%
8/18/1
6%
8/1
6%
15/2
Preston 2-1
8%
10/1
15%
10/1
15%
10/1
8%
19/2
9%
Draw 2-2
7%
12/1
13%
12/1
13%
12/1
13%
11/1
14%
M'Boro 1-0
7%
15/2
21%
7/1
21%
7/1
14%
15/2
21%
Preston 1-0
6%
9/1
9%
9/1
9%
9/19/1
M'Boro 2-0
6%
10/1
16%
10/1
26%
10/1
10%
10/1
22%
M'Boro 3-1
5%
16/116/116/115/1
7%
Preston 2-0
5%
16/1
11%
16/1
19%
16/114/1
12%
Preston 3-1
4%
22/1
21%
25/1
24%
22/1
21%
22/1
12%
M'Boro 3-2
4%
25/1
10%
25/1
10%
25/122/1
8%
Draw 0-0
4%
10/1
16%
10/1
10%
10/1
16%
19/2
5%
Preston 3-2
3%
28/1
29%
33/1
17%
28/1
15%
25/1
24%
M'Boro 3-0
3%
20/1
24%
22/1
35%
20/1
11%
19/1
25%
Preston 3-0
2%
33/1
17%
40/1
27%
33/1
17%
30/1
14%
Over 2.5 Goals
64%
9/10
5%
17/20
5%
5/6
9%
22/25
6%
Under 2.5 Goals
36%
9/10
6%
20/23
4%
5/6
6%
10/11
7%
Home 1st Goal
48%
5/4
13%
5/4
12%
6/5
8%
-
Away 1st Goal
50%
8/11
7%
5/6
8%
4/5
4%
-
No 1st Goal
2%
10/1
16%
10/1
10%
9/1
11%
-
BTTS - Yes
65%
4/6
7%
4/6
7%
4/6
7%
4/6
8%
BTTS - No
35%
11/10
10%
11/10
8%
11/10
10%
23/20
11%
BTTS - Home Win
21%
5/1
20%
19/4
21%
9/2
15%
-
BTTS - Draw
19%
10/3
4%
16/5
3%
16/5
3%
33/10
9%
BTTS - Away Win
25%
10/316/5
5%
16/5-
Home/draw
58%
8/13
10%
4/6
11%
8/13
6%
16/25
8%
Away/draw
65%
4/11
9%
4/11
9%
4/11
5%
7/20
5%
Home/away
77%
3/101/3
2%
1/38/25
2%
Over 1.5 Goals
84%
2/7
3%
2/7
1%
2/7
3%
27/100
2%
Under 1.5 Goals
16%
11/4
10%
5/2
8%
5/2
8%
14/5
10%
Over 3.5 Goals
42%
12/5
3%
21/10
9%
9/4
7%
23/10
11%
Under 3.5 Goals
58%
1/3
2%
1/3
3%
1/3
3%
1/3
5%
Over 4.5 Goals
23%
5/1
14%
5/1
8%
5/1
14%
23/4
10%
Under 4.5 Goals
77%
1/8
2%
1/9
1%
1/9
3%
1/9
2%
Over 5.5 Goals
11%
12/1
13%
12/1
13%
-14/1
17%
Under 5.5 Goals
89%
1/25
1%
1/28
1%
-1/40
1%
Over 0.5 Goals
96%
1/20
1%
1/181/20
1%
1/20
1%
Under 0.5 Goals
4%
10/1
16%
9/1
16%
8/1
13%
11/1
9%
Home DNB
51%
6/5
16%
6/5
20%
6/5
12%
13/10
13%
Away DNB
59%
8/13
13%
8/13
16%
8/13
8%
8/13
9%
Preston win to nil
14%
9/2
15%
24/5
12%
9/2
8%
-
M'Boro win to nil
18%
3/1
18%
3/1
18%
3/1
21%
-
Preston / Preston
16%
4/1
17%
9/2
21%
4/1
17%
17/4
13%
Preston / M'Boro
3%
22/128/1
12%
25/124/1
Preston / Draw
6%
14/114/112/1
13%
12/1
7%
Draw / Preston
12%
6/1
13%
6/1
13%
13/2
12%
13/2
6%
Draw / M'Boro
15%
9/2
10%
17/4
11%
9/2
10%
19/4
8%
Draw / Draw
16%
9/2
10%
4/19/2
10%
17/4
1%
M'Boro / Preston
3%
28/1
15%
33/1
17%
28/1
15%
29/1
14%
M'Boro / M'Boro
23%
13/5
11%
11/4
15%
13/5
11%
13/5
14%
M'Boro / Draw
6%
12/114/112/112/1
7%
bet365
Win / draw / win Championship table

Preston have played 31 matches so far this season and lay in 10th place in the Championship league table.

Performance against teams below them in the league

They have played 19 games against teams below in the table, having won 9, drawn 4 and lost 6 matches. They have kept 4 clean sheets and have failed to score in 3 fixtures. They have been outscored by their opponents by 44 goals to 40 goals.

Home League Performance

Preston have played 15 games at home winning 8, drawing 2 and losing 5 games. They have scored 23 goals, kept 1 clean sheet and conceded 26 goals at home.

M'Boro are in 13th position in the Championship on 41 points having played 30 matches so far this season.

Away League Performance

6 of those games have been losing matches. They have conceded 26 goals and kept 1 clean sheet. They have scored 27 goals in total and failed to score in 2 fixtures.

Performance against teams above them in the league

16 games have come against teams above them in the table. They have lost 8 games, drawn 1 and won 7. M'Boro have conceded 27 goals, scored 27, failed to score in 2 fixtures and have kept 4 clean sheets.

Preston
Won
Draw
Lost
Scores
M'Boro
HOME AWAY TEAM PLD W D L GD PTS HOME AWAY
Apr 27
l
 
3-0A
 Leicester3325354378 
w
 
1-0F
w
 
1-2F
w
 
2-1F
l
 
2-1F
 Leeds3321663569 
Apr 20
l
 
3-2F
w
 
3-2F
l
 
4-2A
 Ipswich3320942169 
l
 
0-2A
Apr 13
d
 
2-2A
Mar 6
 Southampton3320762467 
w
 
2-1A
Mar 29
l
 
0-4A
May 4
 West Brom33167101755 
w
 
1-0F
l
 
4-2A
Mar 2
l
 
1-0A
 Hull3316611754 
l
 
1-2F
Apr 10
w
 
3-2A
Feb 23
 Coventry33131281451 
l
 
1-3F
l
 
3-0A
Apr 13
d
 
0-00-0
 Norwich3315612851 
Mar 6
w
 
1-2F
-
-
 Preston Home3314712-849 
w
 
4-0F
l
 
2-1A
w
 
2-1F
l
 
2-0A
 Sunderland3314514847 
d
 
1-1F
w
 
0-4F
l
 
1-5F
Apr 6
 Watford33111111444 
May 4
w
 
2-3F
w
 
2-0F
d
 
1-1A
 Bristol C3312813144 
l
 
1-2A
l
 
3-2A
w
 
2-1F
l
 
4-0A
 M'Boro Away3213514044 
-
-
l
 
1-2F
w
 
0-2F
 Cardiff3312516-1041 
w
 
2-0F
Apr 27
w
 
2-1A
Apr 1
 Birmingham3210814-1138 
w
 
1-0F
Mar 12
d
 
2-2A
w
 
1-2F
 Blackburn3311517-1238 
Mar 16
l
 
2-1A
w
 
2-1F
Mar 16
 Plymouth3391014-637 
Feb 24
d
 
3-3F
w
 
2-1A
l
 
2-1A
 Swansea339915-1336 
Apr 6
w
 
1-2F
Mar 9
w
 
0-2F
 Stoke339816-1635 
l
 
0-2A
Mar 2
Apr 9
w
 
1-3F
 Huddersfield3371313-1634 
d
 
1-1A
w
 
1-2F
d
 
1-1F
d
 
1-1A
 Millwall338916-1533 
l
 
0-1A
w
 
1-3A
l
 
0-2A
Apr 20
 QPR338817-1432 
l
 
0-2A
Mar 9
l
 
0-1A
w
 
0-1F
 Sheff Wed338520-2629 
Apr 1
d
 
1-1A
Mar 29
d
 
1-1A
 Rotherham3331020-3519 
d
 
1-1A
l
 
1-0A
Win / draw / win form
Preston 9TH
20 league games
Home
Overall
Goals: Scored
31
Conceded
32
Games: Scored
16 / 20
Conceded
18 / 20
Clean sheets
2 / 20
Failed to score
4 / 20
Won
11
D
3
Lost
6
Goals: Scored
25
Conceded
32
Games: Scored
14 / 20
Conceded
17 / 20
Clean sheets
3 / 20
Failed to score
6 / 20
Won
7
D
4
Lost
9
M'Boro 13TH
20 league games
Away
Overall
Goals: Scored
35
Conceded
36
Games: Scored
16 / 20
Conceded
18 / 20
Clean sheets
2 / 20
Failed to score
4 / 20
Won
7
D
4
Lost
9
Goals: Scored
32
Conceded
27
Games: Scored
17 / 20
Conceded
15 / 20
Clean sheets
5 / 20
Failed to score
3 / 20
Won
9
D
3
Lost
8
Win / draw / win head to head (H2H)
3
Preston have beaten M'Boro in 3 consecutive home league meetings
League games at Preston since 2009
Preston
M'Boro
Goals: Scored
15
13
Games: Scored
7 / 9
7 / 9
Clean sheets
2 / 9
2 / 9
PNE
3
D
3
MID
3
All league games since 2009
Preston
M'Boro
Goals: Scored
21
30
Games: Scored
11 / 19
16 / 19
Clean sheets
3 / 19
8 / 19
PNE
5
D
6
MID
8
Goal Statistics

Preston North End have been reliable in front of goal of late, finding the net in 5 consecutive Championship outings. Their PG of 1.5 against Middlesbrough on Wednesday suggests that run is likely to continue.

Preston 9th M'Boro 13th
Kickoff prediction
Kickoff prediction
1.5
goals
1.7
goals
Scoring probability
Scoring probability
0
21%
1
33%
2
25%
3
13%
4+
7%
There is a 79% probability that Preston will score 1 or more goals
0
18%
1
31%
2
27%
3
15%
4+
10%
There is a 82% probability that M'Boro will score 1 or more goals
 
20 home / away league games
20 home / away league games
+21
Preston have scored 21% more goals at home than predicted
+19
M'Boro have scored 19% more goals when away than predicted
1.6
average goals scored
1.8
average goals scored
1.6
conceded
1.8
conceded
 
Statistics Championship - 2023/2024 Season
https://api.kickoff.co.uk/v1/fixture/259914/accaPanel/formStats/marketCode/FULL
Preston
PG (predicted goals)
M'Boro
1.5
1.7
Attack rating
PNE
MID
2%
better
view stats
Games scored25
26
Failed to score8
6
Scored first15
16
Goals scored44
47
Avg. goals scored1.3
1.5
Avg. shots per game7
10
Avg. shots per goal5
7
Conversion rate20%
15%
KickOff rating
+2%
Defence rating
PNE
MID
6%
better
view stats
Games conceded28
26
Clean sheets5
6
Conceded first17
16
Goals conceded52
47
Avg. goals conceded1.6
1.5
Avg. shots/game conceded9
9
Avg. shots/goal conceded6
6
Conversion rate17%
17%
KickOff rating
+6%

Preston v M'Boro Championship lLine ups will show here when available.

Preston Championship squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
331157
L LindsayW KeaneL MillarL Lindsay
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
F Woodman GLK31
2
-
A Hughes DEF2612
2
-
J Storey DEF30
3
-
L Lindsay DEF333
7
-
L Millar MID2745
3
-
A Browne MID3142
6
-
B Whiteman MID2732
4
-
R Brady MID2211
3
-
M Frökjaer-Jensen MID2835
4
-
W Keane FWD25112
2
-
E Riis FWD931
-
Subs
D Cornell GLK2
1
-
J Whatmough DEF15
1
-
J Seary DEF
-
G Cunningham DEF7
3
-
R Ledson MID21
6
-
B Woodburn MID17
2
-
A McCann MID23
6
-
L Stewart FWD7
2
-
M Osmajic FWD2442
4
-
M'Boro Championship squad statistics 2023/2024
Overall
Attack
Defence
Most startsMost goalsMost assistsMost cards
23756
R BergF AzazF AzazJ Howson
Line-upAppserancesgoalsAssistscards
T Glover GLK11
1
-
L Ayling DEF6
2
-
R Berg DEF241
2
-
M Clarke DEF111
2
-
L Thomas DEF3
-
J Howson MID2622
6
-
H Hackney MID211
6
-
M Forss MID1552
-
R McGree MID1631
2
-
F Azaz MID621
-
S Greenwood FWD2653
5
-
Subs
S Dieng GLK22
1
-
A Dijksteel DEF12
1
-
P McNair DEF16
1
-
L Engel DEF2513
3
-
D Barlaser MID222
1
-
L O'Brien MID101
-
M Hoppe FWD
-
A Gilbert FWD4
-
S Silvera FWD2542
-