PARNU V TAMMEKA
Pärnu Vaprus will be hoping to bounce back here following a 1-4 Meistriliiga defeat last time out to Nõmme Kalju.
It has not been often in recent times where Pärnu Vaprus have kept a clean sheet. In fact, Pärnu Vaprus have seen their defence breached in 6 of their previous 6 games, shipping 25 goals in the process. That kind of pattern might not be carried forward here, of course.
Tammeka Tartu head into the clash following on from a 2-1 Meistriliiga win as they beat Narva Trans in their previous game.
A spate of fairly shaky displays from the Tammeka Tartu defensive players has resulted in a record of 18 goals being surrendered by them in just their last six performances. They definitely need to see an improvement in this unwelcome part of their game.
Prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
HULL CITY V PETERBOROUGH
Hull City won’t want a repeat of their last result here after the 2-0 Championship defeat in their last game at the hands of Huddersfield Town.
In that match, Hull City managed 59% possession and 9 shots at goal with 2 of them on target. Huddersfield Town got 12 shots on goal with 4 on target. Tom Lees (9') and Duane Holmes (73') scored for Huddersfield Town.
Hull City have struggled with their forward play in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 vs opponents during their previous six fixtures. In those meetings, Hull City have also seen the tally of goals that have gone against them come to 10.
Heading into this contest, Hull City are unbeaten in their last 2 home league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Middlesbrough in Championship action, Peterborough United and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Peterborough United had 59% possession and 6 shots at goal with 0 on target. For their opponents, Middlesbrough had 17 shots on goal with 5 on target. Paddy McNair (85') and Josh Coburn (94') scored for Middlesbrough.
Darren Ferguson's Peterborough United have had reason to celebrate scoring a total of 6 times throughout their latest sextet of matches. The number of goals that have been scored against them during those matches adds up to 11.
Prediction: Both team to score
MIDDLESBROUGH V BARNSLEY
Middlesbrough fans will want a repeat of their previous result, being the 2-0 Championship victory vs Peterborough United.
In that game, Middlesbrough managed 41% possession and 17 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. For Middlesbrough, the scorers were Paddy McNair (85') and Josh Coburn (94'). On the other side, Peterborough United got 6 shots at goal with 0 on target.
Fewer than three goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Middlesbrough have been involved. Regarding the goal weighting in that period, opposing sides scored a total of 5 while Middlesbrough got themselves 7.
Heading into this contest, Middlesbrough are undefeated in their previous 2 home league matches.
After being beaten in their last game against Reading in Championship competition, Barnsley and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Barnsley had 51% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 7 of them on target. For their opponents, Reading had 10 shots on goal with 6 of them on target. John Swift (77') scored for Reading.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Barnsley, a notably low volume of goals have been scored between them and their opposition. The overall average number of goals per game in that period is a meagre 1.5, with the number of goals averaged by The Tykes standing at 0.33. Still, we’ll just have to find out whether such a trend will persist in this next game.
Prediction: Over 1.5 Goals
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