When it comes to American football, the Dolphin-Patriots rivalry is one of the most popular rivalries among NFL fans and players. Dating as far back as the 60s, the Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots have clashed multiple times on the pitch, with each side outshining the other. Looking at the past results, the Dolphins lead the all-time series 58-54 and have the largest win over the Patriots of 52-0 (1972). Presently, the Dolphins are still way ahead of the Patriots claiming a victory that ended 16-17 in Patriots’ home. The second leg will take place in Dolphins home ground on 9th Jan 2022, with the Patriots having the most to prove while the Dolphins hoping to keep fans happy. For sports bettors, it is all about getting the best NFL picks and finding the right prediction. Considering the previous performances of both teams, it is not hard to say which team will wrap up the game. With the Dolphins claiming victory the last time they met, it should be easy for them to achieve the same feat and run over the Patriots. However, it might not be so easy as it sounds. The AFC East table sees the Patriots several points above the Dolphins which leaves no sure winner in sight as these two rivals meet.
Miami Dolphins Form
The Dolphins seems to be picking up in form after a couple of losses during the start of the season. The team has recorded victories in their last seven matches and are up for a game against the Titan on 2 Jan 2022 before their match with the Patriots which could see them move several points closer to the Patriots in the League table, but that’s if they keep up with their present form. The Dolphins seems to be rolling thanks to their much improved defence under Brian Flores and efficient Quarterback play from TuaTagovailoa. There is a nice chance this game will be delivered for the Miami Dolphins this time around.
New England Patriots Form
The New England Patriots seem to be experiencing a series of woes in their last games before their big faceoff with the Dolphins. The last two games have been losses though they have been able to hit 5 wins in the last 7 games. The Patriots will meet with the Jaguars on 2 Jan 2022 and a win could be in the book considering their stats this year.
New England is 9-6-0 against the spread this year and their games have gone over 41.5 pints eight of 15 times. The Patriots are allowing the third-fewest yards per game this season, limiting opponents to an average of 315.5 per game, which was quite different from their performance during the first run with the Miami Dolphins. If they keep up with their present form, they could put up a fight and claim an away win.
Dolphins Vs Patriots prediction
Considering the Miami Dolphins’ present form and game performances, this game should go to them. While they narrowly claimed the win over the Patriots in the previous match, the tight defence and efficient quarterback pushing the current team should wrap up their game with the New England Patriots without much problem.