Tottenham – Middlesbrough Prediction & Picks (14.01.2020)


Tottenham – Middlesbrough SOCCER PICKS

Tottenham Hotspur and Middlesbrough measure strength, in a second leg for this phase of the FA Cup (3rd Round Replays), after a tie for (1‑1) in the first leg. The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 2 wins and 1 draw in the last 3 games. The last direct confrontation between these two teams, on 05-01-2020, ended with a draw for (1‑1). In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams have considerable differences in the results won at home and as a visitor.

Tottenham Hotspur :

The home team comes to this second leg in advantage, after a away draw for (1‑1), so a draw for less than 1 goal is enough to confirm the qualification to the next phase. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 3 wins, 6 draws and 6 losses as a visitor; against 8 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses in his stadium. In the last match he played, for the Premier League, he lost to Liverpool at home by (0-1). In their last 10 home games, Tottenham Hotspur records 5 wins, 2 draws and 3 losses. The team allowed goals to the opponent in 9 of the last 10 games, so his defense needs to improve, but his attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 9 times and only got 2 comebacks.

The local club is not making a great season so far in the Premier League, as it is only in the eighth place in the league, with 30 points added in 22 games, certainly frustrating much of the fans, which I would expect The team was fighting for the title at this time. Given the difficulty of achieving something in the elite division, the focus is certainly on the Fa Cup, in which Tottenham still has a good chance of winning the title, after drawing in the first leg, away from home, by 1×1. A goalless draw would qualify the team, but the team and the fans want victory in this duel.

Middlesbrough :

The away team comes to this second leg at a disadvantage, because despite the draw in the first leg they suffered 1 goal at home. This is a stronger team with the support of his fans, since in the last 30 games he has 3 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses as a visitor, with 18 goals scored and 27 suffered; against 6 wins, 7 draws and 2 losses in his stadium, with 17 goals scored and 15 suffered. The team arrives at this match after a draw at home with Derby County by (2-2). In the last 10 games played as a visitor to all competitions, Middlesbrough won 2, drew 3 and lost 5. Their attack has scored regularly, as they scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games. In 15 games, he suffered the first goal 5 times and only got 1 comeback. In the last 14 home games for all competitions there is 1 period that stands out: he scored 5 of his 14 goals between minutes (61′-75 ‘).

The visiting club is campaigning badly in the second national division. So far it occupies only the sixteenth place in the table, after having added 34 points in 27 games, which is very little for a team that already conquered the title 4 times. In the FA Cup, the team was already runner-up in the 1996/1997 season, trying this time to make its best campaign in its history and conquer the competition cup, but for this it will not have an easy life against the almighty Tottenham. After the 1×1 draw in the first leg the team needs to show their full strength away from home and win the match, or draw for 2 goals or more to qualify for the next round.

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