There won’t be much football on Monday. That said, there will be a tour of England this evening, albeit in the Championship. There are some interesting duels here too, including one between Middlesbrough and Huddersfield. Both teams are fighting for a place in the top-6 zone – all the more important to take a win here against one of their rivals. Whose side will take on Riverside? The website’s expert department has prepared a prediction for this match on 18 April 2022. Full statistics and all current odds for the match can be viewed at 1xbet review.
Middlesbrough are not having their best run of form in the decisive stretch of the season
The Riverside side have managed to lure in manager Chris Wilder in this draw. The specialist proved himself in his native Sheffield Wednesday by lifting and keeping the team in the top flight of English football. And now he is trying to do the same, but at another club – a more high-profile, but long since not showing anything. At the new place he managed to add immediately, and in the cup too – there only Chelsea could knock out a representative of the Champions League. And in it, Middlesbrough, having initially improved, suffered several defeats in April – not only to Fulham, but also to Hull. The more surprising thing is that after that they managed to hold off the 1st of the division leaders, Bournemouth, playing them 0-0.
Huddersfield have swapped their struggle for survival for a more enjoyable contest
The Terriers were very close to relegation last season. They managed to climb to a ‘saving’ but very modest 20th place with great exertions. Of course, we expected Carlos Corberan’s charges to improve in the new season. But it has turned out to be very noticeable – the club are again fighting for promotion to the Premier League. Including a good one now, in the spring. However, the strong unbeaten streak was interrupted by the Cup exit, and the defeat for Nottingham Forest also caused a slump in the championship: the next 3 rounds there brought only 1 point. It was only in April that they managed to find their football. Taffolo’s only goal brought a win at Hull, then it was Luton, and another win. But the meeting with KPR ended only in a draw.
A total of 15 games have been played between the teams, with only two wins by Huddersfield. Middlesbrough have won the same number of times in 2021 alone – both at home in February and away in November were 2-1.
Middlesbrough will struggle, they hope to climb into the top six. But Huddersfield are in 3rd place for a reason and will put up a fight. We bet on the visitors not to lose (odds – 2.03).