Burnley vs Middlesbrough – Mowbray’s men to build on run
Middlesbrough can guarantee their Championship survival this season with a win at Burnley and given the strength of their recent results against the opposition, this is more than likely.
Tony Mowbray’s team have slowly begun to ease their relegation fears of late thanks to their longest unbeaten run of the season, which now stands at seven games.
Meanwhile, they have avoided defeat in their last five meetings with Burnley, which includes victories in each of the last three clashes.
Therefore, 16/5 may prove a fine price in the Championship odds on Middlesbrough extending their good recent form with a victory at Burnley.
As Middlesbrough have become tough to beat of late, Burnley have had the opposite problem.
Burnley have only managed four points from their last seven Championship fixtures and this is largely because they triumphed in their latest game at home to Swansea.
Despite this run they still have an outside chance of breaking into the play-off places and are 5/6 to build on their win over Swansea by also defeating Middlesbrough.
Burnley realistically must win if they are to finish among the top six and so the draw that would significantly damage their promotion aspirations is priced at 5/2.
Goals have been particularly common in Middlesbrough’s latest away games and even though striker Marvin Emnes is suspended, they may still have success in breaching Burnley.
Some 21 goals have been scored in their last five away fixtures and it is 10/11 that the game features over 2.5 goals.
In terms of the correct scoreline, perhaps the most likely is that Middlesbrough shade a 2-1 victory, which is available at 12/1.
Scott McDonald has scored in three of Middlesbrough’s last five games and is valued at 7/1 to open the scoring against Burnley.
A £30 stake on Middlesbrough beating Burnley 2-1 would return £360. New customers can sign up here for a free £30 bet.