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Opta Stats: Middlesbrough v Manchester United

How will Man Utd fare when they take on Middlesbrough without Ibrahimovic?
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Manchester United need a win away at Middlesbrough to keep their hopes of finishing in the top four alive. Opta rates their chances.

"United will be missing the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic for this match. The Swede has 15 goals in the Premier League this season; nine more than any other player for the club (Juan Mata – six goals)."

Under 2.5 goals is [1.74].

Middlesbrough are winless in their last 12 meetings with Man Utd in all competitions (D5 L7). The draw is [3.75].

The Red Devils have scored in each of their last 14 away league games against Middlesbrough; their longest active streak against a single opponent. Over 2.5 goals is [2.28].

United have won four of their last six Premier League trips to the Riverside (D1 L1). They are [1.73] to win.

Wayne Rooney has been directly involved in six goals in his last five Premier League games against Middlesbrough (two goals, four assists). Rooney is [3.35] to score.

After losing successive Premier League games against promoted sides in December 2015 (vs Bournemouth and Norwich), Man Utd are unbeaten in their last seven (W5 D2), keeping five clean sheets. United are [2.6] to win to nil.

Manchester United's next win will be their 600th in the Premier League, becoming the first side to reach that landmark. You can back them at [2.72] to win half-time/full-time.

Middlesbrough's next loss in the Premier League will be their 1000th defeat in the English top-flight and they would become the 14th team to do so. The draw half-time/Manchester United full-time double result is [4.8].

Manchester United are currently on the longest unbeaten run in the Premier League (17 games), while opponents Middlesbrough are on the longest current winless run in the competition (10 games). United are [1.27] in the Draw No Bet market.

United will be missing the suspended Zlatan Ibrahimovic for this match. The Swede has 15 goals in the Premier League this season; nine more than any other player for the club (Juan Mata - six goals). Under 2.5 goals is [1.74].

Ibrahimovic has attempted nearly a quarter of Manchester United's shots in the Premier League this season (109 - 24.3%). Under 1.5 goals is [3.1].

Dan Fitch 2016/17 Season P/L

Staked: 397 pts
Returned: 385.52 pts
P/L: -11.48 pts

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