Middlesbrough vs Leeds United Match Info
Date: Saturday February 9 2019
Kick-off time: 1.00pm
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Referee: Darren England
Middlesbrough vs Leeds United Head-To-Head Record
Last 3 matches
August 31 2018: Leeds United 0-0 Middlesbrough
March 2 2018: Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds United
November 19 2017: Leeds United 2-1 Middlesbrough
Total head-to-head league matches played: 93
Middlesbrough wins: 30
Leeds United wins: 36
Middlesbrough vs Leeds United Stats
- Only one of the last 11 matches between these clubs, all of them in the Championship since 2012-13, has resulted in an away win
- A clean sheet has been kept in 10 of the latest 13 meetings, including all six hosted by Middlesbrough
- Middlesbrough have conceded seven fewer goals than any other team in the Championship this season
Middlesbrough vs Leeds United Match Preview
Two automatic promotion hopefuls in the Championship go head-to-head on Teesside with Leeds United facing a critical phase of their season after being knocked off the top of the table.
The Whites were deposed by Norwich in a 3-1 home defeat last weekend which was their fourth loss in six league games, and they could be down to third place by the time this game kicks off if Sheffield United win on Friday night.
It was always going to be a roller-coaster ride with mercurial Marcelo Bielsa in charge at Elland Road and the response to the recent lapse will be fascinating, especially with the ‘spygate’ saga still fresh in the memory.
It will be difficult for Leeds to resume winning ways at Middlesbrough who, under Tony Pulis, are unsurprisingly the most solid team defensively in the English second tier this term.
Although Boro have some ground to make up, they are just the sort of side you can see launching a challenge from their current fifth position for the top two automatic promotion spots during the final third of the campaign.
This looks like being a tight encounter, just as most league matches at the Riverside are, and we will back the spoils to be shared.
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