On November 20 2016 at 16:00 in the only game of the 12th matchday of the English Premier League at the Riverside Stadium the local Middlesbrough play against Chelsea.
Even though Middlesbrough are just one step from the relegation zone, they still have one the most reliable defenses in the English Premier League. They seem to be a serious competitor even for the leaders of the championship. The draw against Manchester City 1:1 in the previous game was a prove for this. Before that the Boro outplayed Bournemouth 2:0, shared the points with Arsenal 0:0 and West Ham 1:1, lost to Watford 0:1.
After Chelsea manager changed the formation of the teams to 3-4-3 the team hasn’t lost a single point and became the most scoring team. They scored 16 goals in the last five games and didn’t concede any. In the latest game the Blues outplayed Everton 5:0 and it prolonged their lossless series which is now 5 games long. That latest victory let Chelsea gain 25 points and take the second position in the standings of the English Premier League.
Chelsea won most of the games played between the teams. last time they met in February 2013 in the FA Cup and Chelsea won again 0:2. We think that the Blues are in pretty good conditions at the moment. They show great performance, score a lot, are extremely skilled and motivated. That is why we think that the visitors are the favorites of the upcoming game and are very likely to win with two or more goal difference.
Prediction for the match: Chelsea to win with -1 handicap.