Cardiff vs Middlesbrough – Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips – 21.09.2019

Cardiff vs Middlesbrough - Prediction, Odds and Betting Tips - 21.09.2019

Cardiff and Middlesbrough head into their 47th second-tier H2H with identical league records (W2, D3, L2). However it’s Cardiff who edge the all-time series at this level (W21, D6, L19), although three of the last four H2Hs were won by just a single-goal margin (W3, L1).
Unbeaten at home in the league (W2, D1), Cardiff have scored the opener in all three of their Championship home games so far, and have taken the lead in those games a total of five times (never being behind once), though they did concede three equalising goals.
Home boss Neil Warnock is yet to draw in 11 meetings with Middlesbrough (W9, L2). Interestingly, each of the last four managerial H2Hs ended 1-0 (W3, L1) whilst three of those matches saw the only goal of the game scored in the final ten minutes.
Similarly to the hosts, Middlesbrough can’t seem to defend a lead and have conceded on four of the six occasions in which they have gone ahead this league campaign.
However the visitors have found an equaliser on two of the three occasions in which they were losing away from home. Notably, the visitors are yet to see a goalless first-half on the road this season (2.0 first-half goals per match average).
Players to watch: Having made the switch from Boro to Cardiff in the summer, Aden Flint (one goal) could become the third former player this season to score against Middlesbrough.
Britt Assombalonga scored his 100th EFL goal in Middlesbrough’s last away game – two of his three league strikes this term have arrived before half-time.
Stat attack: Cardiff have been drawing at both half-time/full-time in their last three Championship games.
Middlesbrough’s away games average a joint-league high 3.67 total goals per fixture.
Middlesbrough have the joint-best disciplinary record in the league (eight yellows, 1.14 per match average).
Head-to-head matches: CARDIFF – MIDDLESBROUGH
17.02.18 CHA Cardiff Middlesbrough 1 : 0
21.10.17 CHA Middlesbrough Cardiff 0 : 1
23.02.16 CHA Middlesbrough Cardiff 3 : 1
20.10.15 CHA Cardiff Middlesbrough 1 : 0
20.01.15 CHA Middlesbrough Cardiff 2 : 1

ENGLAND: Championship – Round 8
Cardiff vs Middlesbrough
Kick-off: September 21, 15:00
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.32@BWIN