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Fulham vs Middlesbrough Predictions & Tips - Fulham to start strongly in the Championship

  • Fulham vs Middlesbrough predictions for Sunday’s English Championship match
  • The game is being played at 1.30pm BST at Craven Cottage
  • Fulham have won 3 of their last 5 matches against Middlesbrough
  • Will Fulham make a statement at home?
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Athos Sirianos 05 Aug 2021
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Fulham vs Middlesbrough Predictions 


Fulham meet Middlesbrough in their return to the Championship. The Cottagers have retained most of their Premier League squad and face a Boro outfit riddled by injuries. I’m backing Fulham to win with over 2.5 goals.
  • Fulham vs Middlesbrough Predictions 
  • Head to Head
  • Fulham Form
  • Fulham Injuries & Team News
  • Middlesbrough Form
  • Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News

  • Fulham have won 3 of their last 5 matches against Boro (all competitions).
  • Middlesbrough have seen over 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (English Championship).
  • Middlesbrough have lost 4 of their last 6 away matches (English Championship).

Head to Head


Middlesbrough have a 29-26 record against Fulham with 12 draws in 67 encounters. 

The Cottagers picked up a 1-0 win last time they met back in January 2020. 

Midfielder Anthony Knockeart opened the deadlock in the sixth minute, with Fulham able to hold on from there.

Fulham Form


After a 10 match winless end to their Premier League season, Fulham have sought to start this season on the right foot. 

The Cottagers are undefeated so far in pre-season.

Returning from loan, midfielder Neeskens Kebano slotted a penalty in the side’s 1-1 draw with Southampton away from home. 

Fulham picked up their first win of the pre-season in a 1-0 triumph over Charlton. 18-year-old Fabio Carvalho scored the game’s only goal in 31st minute. 

Fulham Injuries & Team News


Fulham have made some changes ahead of their return to the Championship.

Ex-Everton coach Marco Silva was appointed to replace the outgoing Scott Parker. The Portuguese manager wasted little time recruiting players ahead of his first season. 

Argentinian goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga joined the club from Tottenham, while winger Harry Wilson made a 12-million-pound switch from Liverpool. 

The club did lose veteran midfielder Stefan Johansen to Queens Park Rangers.

Middlesbrough Form


Boro have enjoyed a successful pre-season, winning five out of six matches against lower league sides. 

They picked up a 2-1 win away to League one outfit, Plymouth Argyle, with midfielder Matt Crooks and winger Marcus Tavernier scoring either side of half-time. 

A 2-1 loss to non-league side York City followed, before the Boro finished off their pre-season with a 1-0 win over Rotherham United.

Middlesbrough finished tenth last season in the Championship after winning just two of their last nine matches.

Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News


Neil Warnock has recruited heavily, though will be without several starters for the opening match. 

Former Nottingham Forest winger Sammy Ameobi joined the club though is doubtful to start due to injury.

Experienced defender Lee Peltier also reunited with Warnock, with the 34-year-old expected to provide some stability at the back. 

Boro have also picked up Argentinian playmaker Martin Payero, who will be unavailable due to self-isolation after the Olympics. 

On the injury front, attacker Marcus Tavernier is doubtful to start due to a hamstring injury.

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Verdict

Middlesbrough will not have their best squad available and face a Fulham side tipped for promotion. I'm tipping Fulham to win.

Best Bet: Fulham Win Full Time Result @-111.11 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Value Bet: Over 2.5 Goals Total Goals @100.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units
Correct Score Tip: Fulham Win 2-1 Correct Score @750.00 at Borgata Sports - 1 Unit

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