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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Goals on the card at Molineux
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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Goals on the card at Molineux

These two teams have spent a lot of money over the summer and are both looking to play an attacking brand of football to take the Championship by storm. However, it is unlikely that both will have such brilliant seasons and this first match could be a good indicator. Wolves’ connection with super agent Jorge Mendes has enabled them to sign a large number of highly talented players, particularly from Portugal. However, in addition to the questionable idea of having an agent dictate a club’s transfer policy, this same tactic last season failed to yield results as most of the…

Middlesbrough v Southampton Betting Tips: Riverside crowd unlikely to witness a classic
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Middlesbrough v Southampton Betting Tips: Riverside crowd unlikely to witness a classic

As is the case with so many games at this time of the season, neither of these sides have much left to play for with Middlesbrough already relegated back to the Championship whilst Southampton are set for another mid-table finish. Middlesbrough’s 3-0 defeat to likely Premier League champions Chelsea last time out put an end to their two-match unbeaten run and confirmed their relegation back to the second tier after a powderpuff season back in the top flight. Although they found the back of the net three times in those aforementioned two matches, a lack of goals has been the…

Chelsea v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Another low-key affair for this pair
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Chelsea v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Another low-key affair for this pair

After Tottenham’s slip-up against West Ham United on Friday night, this match gives Chelsea the chance to once again stretch their lead at the top of the table to seven points. For Middlesbrough, with just two games to go after this one and a gap of seven points between themselves and safety, this is certainly a must-not-lose and probably a must-win. Whilst Tottenham put up a valiant fight, the Premier League title race is all but over now with Chelsea on such good form at the top of the table having won four of their last five league games. Antonio…

Middlesbrough v Manchester City Betting Tips: City to regain the winning thread
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Middlesbrough v Manchester City Betting Tips: City to regain the winning thread

These two sides are at opposite ends of the table with Middlesbrough simply looking to survive in the division whilst Manchester City are looking to consolidate their place in the top four. Middlesbrough managed to claim a precious three points by securing victory over bottom of the table Sunderland in midweek. This was their first league win of 2017 and they still look unlikely to get out of trouble with six points the difference between them and safety. Goals have been incredibly hard to come by for Boro this season and they are the league’s lowest scorers with just 24…

Middlesbrough v Sunderland Betting Tips: Lack of goals expected at Riverside
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Middlesbrough v Sunderland Betting Tips: Lack of goals expected at Riverside

This North East derby is a must-win for both sides as they look to try and secure survival in the Premier League. Having said that, even if one of these teams wins on Wednesday, they both seem destined for relegation. Steve Agnew’s Middlesbrough side put in a shocking performance against Bournemouth last time out as they went down to a 4-0 scoreline, extending their win-less run in the league to 16. They last tasted victory on 17th December 2016. Boro have been relatively solid at the back for most of the season but their drubbing down in Bournemouth on Saturday…

Middlesbrough v Arsenal Betting Tips: Gunners to bounce back at Riverside
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Middlesbrough v Arsenal Betting Tips: Gunners to bounce back at Riverside

Monday’s Premier League match is a contrast in styles as defensively orientated Middlesbrough take on the attacking talents of Arsenal. Middlesbrough have not won a Premier League game in their last 14 attempts which leaves them down in 19th, six points off survival, and looking doomed. Boro have been pretty strong at the back and have the fifth-best defensive record in the Premier League with 37 conceded in 31. However, they have been woeful going forward and are the division’s lowest scorers with a pathetic 22. Home form has also been troublesome for Steve Agnew’s side and, not only have…

Swansea v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Swans to get the better of struggling visitors
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Swansea v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Swans to get the better of struggling visitors

These two sides are battling against Premier League relegation and so this fixture will be seen as a must-win by both teams. Swansea certainly have the advantage of the two teams here as they sit in 17th with a three-point cushion above that dreaded dotted line. However, they have lost their last two matches – both of them to teams they should at least be picking up a point against – so they need to get back up to speed. Defence has been the Swans’ main problem this campaign and they have the worst defensive record in the Premier League…

Middlesbrough v Manchester United Betting Tips: Visitors to grind out another victory
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Middlesbrough v Manchester United Betting Tips: Visitors to grind out another victory

Sunday’s early Premier League kick-off sees relegation strugglers Middlesbrough host Champions League chasers Manchester United. Middlesbrough finally relented in midweek and sacked manager Aitor Karanka following a run of no wins in the Premier League since 17th December 2016 which puts them down in 19th and three points off safety. Karanka went for a defensive approach to survival and, during the Spaniard’s time at Boro, they had one of the most solid defences in the Premier League with just 30 goals conceded in 27 games. However, offensively they have been dreadful and are the division’s lowest scorers with a pathetic…

Middlesbrough v Man City Betting Tips: Guardiola’s men to bounce back in the Cup
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Middlesbrough v Man City Betting Tips: Guardiola’s men to bounce back in the Cup

Two completely contrasting sides go head-to-head in this FA Cup quarter final as Middlesbrough host Manchester City. Middlesbrough managed to scrape past League One side Oxford United in the previous round to book their place in the quarter-final. This victory against the U’s was Boro’s only victory in their last six matches in all competitions. In fact, Middlesbrough have failed to win a Premier League game since 17th December, putting them 18th in the table and three points off safety. Aitor Karanka’s men may be solid at the back with just 30 goals conceded in the league – the fifth…

Middlesbrough v Oxford United Betting Tips: League One side not be discounted
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Middlesbrough v Oxford United Betting Tips: League One side not be discounted

This FA Cup team is between two clubs who are 38 places apart in the Football League system yet have different atmospheres surrounding them at present. Premier League Middlesbrough seem to be falling apart at the seams whilst League One Oxford United seem to fully focused. Middlesbrough are currently on a wretched run in the Premier League and have not won in their last eight league matches, putting them in a precarious 16th position and just two points above the drop-zone. This has led to Aitor Karanka criticising virtually everybody at the club from the fans to the chairman. However,…

Middlesbrough v Everton Betting Tips: Koeman’s men to continue on the up
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Middlesbrough v Everton Betting Tips: Koeman’s men to continue on the up

An in-form Everton travel to take on Middlesbrough at the Riverside on Saturday afternoon as Koeman and his men look to continue their run. Middlesbrough are certainly one of the most pragmatic teams in the Premier League with only Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United conceding fewer goals so far this season. Karanka has his side well-drilled and they’re tough to break down. However, this comes at a price as they are also the league’s lowest scorers with just 19 goals to their name. Boro are close to the relegation-zone and that is no surprise when you consider that they…

Tottenham v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Goals fancied after the break at White Hart Lane
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Tottenham v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Goals fancied after the break at White Hart Lane

Having suffered a bit of a set-back during the week, Tottenham are back in front of a home crowd on Saturday evening as they host Middlesbrough at White Hart Lane. How on earth did Tottenham fail to beat Sunderland? Perhaps it was the long distance travelled and adverse weather conditions or simply an underestimation of their relegation-threatened opponents. Either way, Pochettino’s men failed to really get going in that fixture and need to bounce back here. It is unlikely that Spurs will allow the same thing to happen for a second game in a row, however, Middlesbrough are no pushovers.…

Burnley v Middlesbrough Betting Tips
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Burnley v Middlesbrough Betting Tips

Two relegation candidates come together on Boxing Day as Burnley host newly-promoted Middlesbrough. Burnley had been on a good run which had put them within touching distance of the top half, however, they have been on a slippery slope recently which has seen them lose five of their last six Premier League matches. We usually associate Sean Dyche’s team with defensive solidity, but they have been anything other than solid lately and are without a clean sheet since their 0-0 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford at the end of October. Unless they can get back to their old…

Middlesbrough v Chelsea Betting Tips
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Middlesbrough v Chelsea Betting Tips

Sunday’s sole Premier League clash sees two sides in pretty decent form, yet at opposite ends of the table, come together. Newly-promoted Middlesbrough had been struggling in the opening couple of months of the season with three consecutive losses in September. However, in recent weeks they have improved their survival chances having remained unbeaten in their last three fixtures which included well-deserved away draws at title challengers Arsenal and Manchester City. All in all this puts them 15th in the table and a point above the relegation zone. If it were not for this good run, who knows where Middlesbrough…

Manchester City v Middlesbrough Betting Tips
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Manchester City v Middlesbrough Betting Tips

Two sides with vastly different aims go head-to-head at the Etihad on Saturday as Manchester City looking for success in both England and Europe take on Middlesbrough who are simply looking to avoid relegation. We have suddenly seen an improvement from Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the last week or so. In the weeks beforehand they had not won in six attempts in all competitions, but they put that abysmal run to bed by thrashing West Bromwich Albion 4-0 at the weekend to keep themselves top of the Premier League. However, it was the result that followed that which was…

Middlesbrough v AFC Bournemouth Betting Tips
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Middlesbrough v AFC Bournemouth Betting Tips

Although there is a significant gap between these two sides at the moment, it is important for Bournemouth not to get complacent and make sure they take at least a point in these vital fixtures against relegation rivals. Middlesbrough have been on a wretched run of late and are without a win since late August – although it must be said that most of the sides they have played have been in the top half of the table. However, their 0-0 draw against Arsenal away at the Emirates Stadium was a fantastic result and should give them a great deal…

Middlesbrough v Watford Betting Tips
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Middlesbrough v Watford Betting Tips

These two sides will have the primary aim of Premier League survival this season and have made indistinct starts to their respective campaigns. Not too bad, but, at the same time, not too good either. Middlesbrough are at least outside the relegation zone, but that is certainly more down to other teams being poor rather than them performing particularly well. They have won just the one game this season and have managed to scrape three draws. While these draws may not seem like bad results on the face of it, in West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and West Ham United…

West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough Betting Tip
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West Bromwich Albion v Middlesbrough Betting Tip

These two sides should be safe from relegation come the end of the season but they both know that any dip during the campaign could cost them dearly. West Brom have had a mixed start to the season with a good opening win against Crystal Palace before losing at home to Everton. Despite being 2-1 up against Northampton Town going into the last 10 minutes of their League Cup tie they still managed to lose on penalties. A Premier League team, albeit weakened, should not be doing that against a League One side. Manager Tony Pulis has still only made…

Fulham v Middlesbrough Betting Tip
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Fulham v Middlesbrough Betting Tip

This used to be a regular Premier League fixture before becoming a regular in the Championship. However, Middlesbrough’s promotion back to the top flight makes them the favourites for this match. Fulham on the other hand have made a good start to their 2016/17 campaign. Despite a recent stuttering of draws, they remain in 5th place having made an unbeaten start to the season. Many Championship sides going for promotion tend to throw away the League Cup, however, the Whites will want to get back on track and back into form after their recent draws so I expect to see…

Middlesbrough – Brighton. Mark O’Haire’s prediction (VIDEO)
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Middlesbrough – Brighton. Mark O’Haire’s prediction (VIDEO)

In the past 14 seasons, 88 points would have been enough to earn automatic promotion to the Premier League but Middlesbrough meet Brighton in a winner-takes-all showdown on Saturday with the pair locked on 88 points. Boro only require a point to secure a top-two finish but the visitors are aware they must secure maximum points to sneak into the automatic promotion places. It promises to be a tense affair with so much at stake. I’d be very surprised if the two teams went for the jugular from the off. Like a play-off or cup final, this could be a…

Middlesbrough – Sheffield Wednesday. Editors’ prediction
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Middlesbrough – Sheffield Wednesday. Editors’ prediction

Middlesbrough (6.97 on WhoScored, 2nd in Championship) are outstanding this season. Former Jose Mourinho’s assistant Aitor Karanka has built quite an effective squad and they are one of the contenders to reach the Premier league at the end of the season. Sheffield Wednesday (6.78 on WhoScored, 7th in Championship) are also feeling good this season, but it will be hard for them to make the promotion to the Premier League. They’ve got two wins, two draws and one loss in the last five games with the goal difference of +5 (10-5). Middlesbrough have made great progress and are unbeaten in…

Middlesbrough – Everton. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction
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Middlesbrough – Everton. Gabriele Marcotti’s prediction

This game is quite evenly matched, Everton have some big injuries in midfield (McCarthy, Barry) and, as usual, Robles will come in for Howard between the sticks. Middlesbrough are second in the Championship and, clearly, that’s a priority.  The home crowd are on a bit of a high after back-to-back Boro wins, but expectations are low given it’s the League Cup. I think we’ll see quite a wide open game, with Everton pushing on and Boro looking to hit on the counter. The Toffees have been scoring freely of late – they’ve been shut out just once in the last…

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