Bradford City vs Middlesbrough live stream: Predictions, tips, odds and team news
Both Bradford City and Middlesbrough will be hoping to reach the fourth round of the EFL Cup when they meet on Tuesday at 7:45pm (UK time).
Bradford vs Middlesbrough odds
*Odds correct as of 14:15 on September 23
The third round of the EFL Cup is upon us and the Premier League big boys have entered the competition. Fortunately for Bradford and Middlesbrough, they have avoided the big names for now, instead pit against each other for a place in the fourth round. Bradford are the underdogs of the tie, currently residing in League Two, where they have won three, drawn four and lost two of their opening nine matches. Draws have really been the story of Bradford’s season, including in the EFL Cup. Both of their games so far have ended level after 90 minutes, with Bradford beating Accrington Stanley and Wrexham on penalties.
For Middlesbrough, the EFL Cup has been a solace in a terrible campaign so far. Michael Carrick’s side are in the Championship relegation zone right now, only just getting their first league win of the season, drawing two and losing five. It’s a shocking start for a team that were in the play-off semi-finals. In the EFL Cup, though, Middlesbrough are two for two. Boro beat Huddersfield in the first round and then knocked out Bolton, a Championship and League One side respectively.
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Bradford vs Middlesbrough predictions
Bradford vs Middlesbrough: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||8/11 with Betway|
|Correct Score||Bradford 1-1 Middlesbrough||13/2 with BoyleSports|
|First Goalscorer||Riley McGree||7/1 with Bet365|
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The stats behind our Bradford vs Middlesbrough predictions:
- Middlesbrough are yet to keep a clean sheet this season.
- Both of Bradford’s EFL Cup games have finished level after 90 minutes.
- Middlesbrough haven’t reached the fourth round of the EFL Cup since 2018/19.
- Riley McGree has scored in both of Middlesbrough’s EFL Cup games this season.
Bradford vs Middlesbrough match tip
As previously mentioned, Bradford taken both of their EFL Cup games the full length, winning each on penalties. In the first round, they were pegged back in a 1-1 draw against Accrington Stanley before winning the shootout 4-1. Then, they saw an early lead cancelled out by Wrexham but still ended the Welsh dreams with a 4-3 shootout victory.
Bradford vs Middlesbrough Bet-Builder tip
Even though they have managed two victories in the EFL Cup, and will be fancied to get over the line, Middlesbrough’s defence has still been leaky in the competition. Boro are now 10 games without a clean sheet across all competitions this season, themselves scoring in seven.
Bradford vs Middlesbrough team news
Bradford manager Mark Hughes (yes, that one) has been rotating his side a lot this season, which has affected their cohesion a bit. Andy Cook returned to the team at the weekend following injury.
Middlesbrough, meanwhile, don’t have any major injury issues but are also struggling to find their strongest XI.
Bradford vs Middlesbrough head-to-head record
- 5 May 2001 – Bradford 1-1 Middlesbrough – Premier League
- 8 January 2001 – Bradford 0-1 Middlesbrough – FA Cup
- 25 November 2000 – Middlesbrough 2-2 Bradford – Premier League
- 4 December 1999 – Bradford 1-1 Middlesbrough – Premier League
- 7 August 1999 – Middlesbrough 0-1 Bradford – Premier League
It’s been over 22 years since these two sides faced off, when both Bradford and Middlesbrough were in the Premier League. There were a pair of draws in the top flight, but Middlesbrough did win in the FA Cup that season.