Prediction 09/11: Watford vs Middlesbrough (English Championship)

Watford and Middlesbrough open matchday 1 of the English Championship.

Betting tips:

  • Watford win or draw
  • More than 2.5 goals

On the Vicarage Road, Watford faces Middlesbrough this Friday at 9:45 pm for matchday 1 of the English Championship. The home team is favourite to prevail in the inaugural meeting for the English Championship.

In terms of history, the last time the two met was in the 2016/2017 edition of the Premier League: Watford, as a visitor, beat Middlesbrough 0-1, while in the rematch both drew 0-0.

For this match, the betting tip suggests a Watford victory, although the draw alternative is also likely. To also consider are the odds of more than 2.5 goals.

Match analysis: Watford vs Middlesbrough
The English Championship, 2020/2021 season kicks off this Friday, and those in charge of opening the contest are Watford and Middlesbrough. Both teams have the intention of returning to the Premier League, although this time, the favourite for Winning is the home team, which commands the preferences according to the forecasts of the main bookmakers.

Watford, which finished in the second last place of the 2019/2020 edition of the Premier League, has just defeated Tottenham 2-1 in a friendly, thus ending the bad streak that dragged it down, in which it accumulated three losses in a row. 3-1 to West Ham, home loss 0-4 to Manchester City and 3-2 loss to Arsenal. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough finished in seventeenth place in the 2019/2020 edition of the English Championship and registered four consecutive wins: they defeated Sheffield Wednesday 1-2, Plymouth Argyle 0-1, Newcastle 5-1 and 4- 3 to Shrewsbury Town.

For Champion Bet, a Watford win is at 2.00, a draw at 3.35 and an away win at 4.10.

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