Middlesbrough vs Watford Odds – Sunday 16th October 2016 – 13:30 – Sky Sports 1
Middlesbrough are 5/4 with the draw at odds of 21/10 and Watford are 23/10
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Middlesbrough welcome Watford to the Riverside on Sunday afternoon, with both sides looking to register a win after the international break.
Aitor Karanka’s side come into this match on the back of a 1-1 draw against West Ham, prior to the international break.
Christian Stuani opened the scoring for Middlesbrough in the 51st minute, with the visitors more than deserving of the lead.
Dimitri Payet proved to be the saviour for West Ham, equalising just six minutes later to give the Hammers a share of the spoils.
Karanka In Need of Wins
Middlesbrough have had a tough start this season, having struggled for wins despite a decent start and signings.
The signing of Alvaro Negredo looked to be an excellent signing, adding to what was an excellent side full of home grown players.
Boro draw against West Ham ended a run of three successive defeats, with Tottenham, Everton and Palace proving to be too much.
Middlesbrough currently find themselves in 16th place, on 6 points after seven matches. Not quite the start Karanka would have envisaged.
They will be looking to register the first win at the Riverside, with their only win coming in the local derby at the Stadium of Light against struggling Sunderland.
Their recent record against West Ham is poor, they have failed to win any of the last five meetings.
Second Season Syndrome
Watford travel to the Riverside on the back of a 2-2 draw against Bournemouth at Vicarage Road.
It’s a result that Walter Mazzarri will be delighted with, as they twice recovered from behind to register a vital home point.
He will be disappointed that they fell behind twice at home, against a side that they will have been confident of beating.
Goals from captain Troy Deeney (50) and Isaac Success Ajayi (65) cancelled out goals from Callum Wilson (31) and Joshua King (62).
Given the wins against Manchester United and West Ham, these types of games are ones that Watford will have targeted for maximum points.
The unpredictable nature of the Premier League has bitten Watford more than a few times, with a 2-0 defeat against Burnley evidence of that.
They have registered 8 points from their opening seven matches, with a mixed record of two wins, two draws and two defeats for the Hornets.
Watford come into this match as underdogs, they will be looking to register their third win of this new Premier League season.
This will be a tough fixture for Watford, they appear to have no trouble raising their game for the bigger opponents and will need to start winning against sides in and around them.
Walter Mazzarri’s men will be looking to continue their record against Middlesbrough, in 20 matches they have won 8, lost 6 and drawn 6.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Middlesbrough are Jordan Rhodes and Alvaro Negredo at 5/1, with Dave Nugent at 6/1. For Watford, Troy Deeney is at 6/1 with Odion Ighalo at 13/2.
The last time that these two sides met Watford won 2-0 and the odds of the same result are 14/1.
Middlesbrough vs Watford Odds
Tip 1 – Deeney to score first @ 6/1
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 14/1
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