Middlesbrough vs Everton Odds – Saturday 11th February 2017 – 15:00
Middlesbrough are 14/5 with the draw at 23/10 and Everton are 1/1
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Middlesbrough welcome Everton to the Riverside Stadium in the Premier League, with both sides at opposite ends of the table.
Boro come into this match in mixed form, especially after losing 1-0 away against Tottenham.
Harry Kane (58) opened the scoring for Spurs in the second half, with Kane converting from the penalty spot.
It was Kane’s 16th goal of the season, which isn’t bad when you consider he was out for a long period at the start of the season.
This result leaves Middlesbrough perilously close to relegation, with just one point separating them and Hull.
More Wins Needed
Despite that result, it means Boro still haven’t won a game in their last five fixtures, a frustrating statistic.
Aitor Karanka’s side have scored just six goals in their last six matches, they desperately need a goal scorer.
Boro will be looking to take advantage of more scoring opportunities, they just haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal this season.
Middlesbrough come into this match as underdogs, with Everton in excellent form this season.
Boro have conceded just five goals in their last six matches, they will have to discover the art of scoring more goals if they are to win matches.
Middlesbrough will be looking to continue their overall record against Everton, they have won 31, drawn 28 and lost 57 of their 116 meetings.
Toffees In Great Form
Ronald Koeman’s side come into this match in great form, winning an epic nine-goal contest 6-3 against Bournemouth.
Romelu Lukaku (1,29,83,84) scored two goals in each half, moving into pole position for the golden boot award.
James McCarthy (23) scored Everton’s second goal, with Ross Barkley (90+4) completing the route for the Toffees.
Joshua King (59 and 70) grabbed a brace for the Cherries, giving Bournemouth a lifeline and take it to 3-2.
Harry Arter (90) also managed a late goal to make it 5-3, before Ross Barkley completed an epic encounter.
Everton Need Results
They appear to have finally turned the corner, they had a flying start to the season but have found life tough at times.
Ronald Koeman’s side are 7th place in the Premier League, 5 points behind 6th place Manchester United.
A 7th place finish would represent a great season for Everton, especially given the strength of the sides above them.
That win means that they have won four of their last six matches in the Premier League, an excellent return to form.
Everton come into this match as the favourites, with their excellent form winning out.
This will be a tough fixture for Ronald Koeman’s side, with Middlesbrough in the midst of a relegation battle.
The Toffees will be looking to continue their recent record against Middlesbrough, having won their last 4 meetings.
Both teams are 1/1 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Middlesbrough are Alvaro Negredo at 6/1 and Rudy Gestede at 15/2. For Everton, Romelu Lukaku is at 7/2 with Kevin Mirallas at 6/1.
The last time that these two sides met Everton won 3-1 and the odds of the same result are 18/1.
Middlesbrough vs Everton Odds
Tip 1 – Lukaku to score first @ 7/2
Tip 2 – Everton to win 2-1 @ 8/1