Middlesbrough v Millwall Match Info
Date: Saturday January 19 2019
Kick-off time: 3.00pm GMT
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Middlesbrough v Millwall Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
16 Dec 2017 – Millwall 2-1 Middlesbrough – League Championship
28 Apr 2018 – Middlesbrough 2-0 Millwall – League Championship
04 Aug 2018 – Millwall 2-2 Middlesbrough – League Championship
Full head to head record
Middlesbrough wins: 23
Millwall wins: 19
Middlesbrough v Millwall Stats
- Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their last four in all competitions
- Millwall meanwhile have won four of their last five in all competitions
- The reverse fixture ended in a 2-2 draw on the opening day of the season
Middlesbrough v Millwall Match Preview
Middlesbrough will have been hoping to win promotion to the Premier League this season. In fact, Boro will have been hoping to bounce back at the first time of asking last season, but after Garry Monk struggled for form and was eventually dismissed, the Teessiders turned to Tony Pulis who despite his unpopularity with supporters at times, managed to carry them to the play-offs last term has certainly made the team more difficult to beat than they were under his predecessor Monk.
With promotion clearly the aim for chairman Steve Gibson and the club’s plentiful support, the current position of fifth is neither impressive nor disappointing, although the gap between Boro and the top two is four points as things stand and has shortened in recent weeks as Pulis’ men come into this fixture on the back of a four game unbeaten run that included a 5-0 hammering of Peterborough in the FA Cup. The home win this time is available at 20/23 with Coral.
Millwall surprised most pundits and fans last year by launching an ultimately unsuccessful play-off push in their first season back in the Championship. This year however, the experience has been a more difficult one for Neil Harris and his side have been battling to remain clear of the bottom three and as things stand, they currently occupy 20th place in the second-tier table, with two places and five points separating them from the dreaded drop zone.
That five point gap is in no small way thanks to a recent run of much-improved form that saw the Lions win four games on the spin, including three league matches, to pull away from the bottom of the table. They were brought back down to earth with a home loss to Blackburn Rovers in the televised Saturday tea-time fixture last weekend, but they will be keen to ensure that they bounce back to form as quickly as possible with three points here at odds of Unibet.
As you would expect with a Tony Pulis side, Middlesbrough have been very difficult to break down this season. The Teessiders have by far the best defensive record in the division having conceded just 19 times in 27 games thus far and they have kept clean sheets in their last two home games and what’s more, Millwall have failed to score on their last two trips to the Riverside, losing on both occasions. We’re backing a home win to nil in this game at 9/5 with BetVictor.
Britt Assombalonga is the man that Pulis will be turning to in the second half of the season to get the goals to fire his side towards the top two spots. The former Peterborough United striker scored a brace against his old club in the FA Cup clash between the two sides last week and followed that up with a dramatic winner against Birmingham City – now managed by Monk – last weekend. He’s our anytime scorer pick in this one at 31/21 with Unibet.
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