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Peterborough United journey to Riverside Stadium on Saturday for the Championship fixture with home side Middlesbrough.
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Middlesbrough will be hoping to return to winning ways here after the 2-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Hull City.
In that match, Middlesbrough had 55% possession and 17 shots at goal with 4 on target. The only player to score for Middlesbrough was Joe Lumley (81' Own goal). Hull City got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Mallik Wilks (93') was the scorer for Hull City.
A common theme in more recent Middlesbrough games is the number of results with a nil in them.
Taking their previous sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a wager on "Both Teams to Score" would've been a loser. Such a trend won’t necessarily be carried forward into this next game, of course.
Going into this contest, Middlesbrough haven't been beaten in the league by Peterborough United in their previous 6 matches.
Since being beaten in their last game against Bristol City in Championship competition, Peterborough United and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Peterborough United managed 59% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. For Peterborough United, the goalscorers were Sammie Szmodics (22', 43') and Nathan Thompson (34' Own goal). For their opponents, Bristol City had 17 attempts on goal with 6 on target. George Tanner (40') and Chris Martin (84') scored for Bristol City.
In a total of 5 out of the previous 6 games involving Peterborough United, at least three goals have been hit. The average number of goals per game during that spell is 3.83, with the number of goals averaged by Peterborough United being 1.33.
A look at their previous results shows us that Peterborough United:
- are undefeated by Middlesbrough in away games against them for the last 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 5 league games.
Head to head
Looking at their most recent head to head clashes going back to 24/08/2011 shows that Middlesbrough have won 3 of them and Peterborough United 0, with the tally of drawn results standing at 3.
16 goals were scored between them in this period, with 12 for The Boro and 4 created by The Posh. The average goals per game has been 2.67.
Team News: Middlesbrough
The Middlesbrough boss Neil Warnock doesn’t have any fitness worries at all ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available to select from. Lee Peltier is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
Team News: Peterborough United
Thanks to a mainly available group of players, there is only the lone fitness issue for the Peterborough United boss Darren Ferguson to be concerned about. Ricky-Jade Jones (Knee Injury) won’t be in action.
Our feeling is that Peterborough United would be disappointed if they were not to put one past this Middlesbrough side, although it isn’t expected to be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We can see a 2-1 advantage for Middlesbrough at full-time. It will be interesting to see how this one goes.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Riverside Stadium (34,742)
Captain: Jonny Howson
Chairman: Steve Gibson
Manager: Neil Warnock
Competitions: Championship position 15
🔑 Key Player: Uche Ikpeazu
Mostly used in the Striker position, Uche Ikpeazu was born in Harrow, England. Having made a first senior appearance for Crewe Alexandra in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has got 2 league goals in this Championship 2021 - 2022 campaign so far coming from a total of 9 appearances.