09/01 Daily Tips: Middlesbrough vs. Chelsea Betting Tips

Football Predictions

Middlesbrough and Chelsea are set to clash in the EFL Cup semi-final’s first leg at Riverside Stadium after contrasting FA Cup results. Chelsea narrowly defeated Newcastle in a penalty shootout, while Middlesbrough impressively beat Port Vale 3-0. Despite a recent FA Cup loss to Aston Villa, Middlesbrough’s manager Michael Carrick remains optimistic, especially after their strong EFL Cup run, scoring at least two goals in each victory. However, their home performance in the tournament has been less stellar.

Chelsea, under Mauricio Pochettino, recently enjoyed a 4-0 victory against Preston, with goals from Broja, Silva, Sterling, and Fernandez. They aim for their fourth EFL Cup final in seven years, despite mixed away performances in the competition. Historically, Chelsea has dominated Middlesbrough, including a 2-0 win in their last FA Cup encounter.

Middlesbrough faces player absences due to suspensions, cup-ties, and international duties, while Chelsea contends with a significant injury list and potential unavailability of key players. Despite these challenges, Chelsea is favored to secure a comfortable win in the first leg, setting a strong foundation for the return match in London.

Middlesbrough vs. Chelsea Game Stats 

  • Middlesbrough has managed to progress from each of their last three EFL Cup semi-final ties, most notably triumphing in the 2003-04 edition after defeating Arsenal in the last four.
  • Chelsea has won all four of their EFL Cup matches this season, aiming for their fourth final in seven years, with successful campaigns in the 2021-22 and 2018-19 editions.
  • Chelsea has maintained a nine-match winning streak against Middlesbrough, including a 2-0 victory in their last encounter during the 2021-22 FA Cup.


We predict a 2-0 victory for Chelsea over Middlesbrough. Despite Middlesbrough’s commendable efforts against Aston Villa and their strong EFL Cup run, Chelsea’s quality and depth, even with potential absences, will likely lead them to establish a significant advantage before the second leg in West London.

Chelsea to Win

  • Goal Prediction 

We expect over 1.5 goals in this game❌

  • Corner Kick Prediction

Over 8.5 corners kicks expected in this game

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