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Port Vale v Middlesbrough EFL Cup predictions: Tips, odds and team news

Port Vale and Middlesbrough meet in an EFL Cup quarter-final showdown at Vale Park on Tuesday (7:45pm, UK time).

Port Vale vs Middlesbrough odds

Port Vale is the lowest-ranked team left in the competition. As of this writing, they sit 17th in League One and picked up wins over Fleetwood Town, Crewe Alexandra, Sutton United and Mansfield Town to get this far. Middlesbrough, who came agonisingly close to reaching the Premier League last season, are currently 12th in the Championship and recently lost back-to-back games. Their run also includes facing non-top division clubs with Huddersfield Town, Bolton Wanderers, Bradford City and Exeter all brushed aside.


*Odds correct as of 07:00 on December 18

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Port Vale vs Middlesbrough predictions

Port Vale vs Middlesbrough: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 11/10 with Bet365
Correct Score 0-1 8/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Sam Greenwood 13/2 with Bet365

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The stats behind our Port Vale vs Middlesbrough predictions:

  • Port Vale lost four of their last six home matches (one draw and one win).
  • Middlesbrough scored in each of their last 13 road games.
  • Port Vale failed to score in four of their last eight home games.
  • Middlesbrough scored first in seven of their most recent nine away games.

Port Vale vs Middlesbrough match tip

Middlesbrough to win by one goal @ 3/1 with Bet365

Four of Port Vale’s last eight home games saw the opposition win by a single goal.

Port Vale vs Middlesbrough team news

Port Vale team news

In  Out Doubtful

Port Vale head coach Andy Crosby has a full clean bill of health.

Middlesbrough team news

In  Out Doubtful

Middlesbrough boss Michael Carrick has no fresh injury worries and has a fully available squad to choose from.

Port Vale vs Middlesbrough head-to-head record

  • 24 Apr 1998 – Port Vale 0-1 Middlesbrough – Division 1
  • 25 Oct 1997 – Middlesbrough 2-1 Port Vale – Division 1
  • 26 Mar 1995 – Middlesbrough 3-0 Port Vale – Division 1
  • 17 Sep 1994 – Port Vale 2-1 Middlesbrough – Division 1
  • 08 Feb 1992 – Port Vale 1-2 Middlesbrough – Division Two

Middlesbrough won six of their last seven meetings with Port Vale including their last three on the bounce albeit that most recent showdown was in April 1998.

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