Middlesbrough vs West Brom Odds – Tuesday 31st January 2017 – 19:45
Middlesbrough are 6/4 with the draw at 2/1 and West Brom are 21/10
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Middlesbrough welcome West Brom to the Riverside in a congested week of Premier League fixtures, with both sides in mixed form.
Boro come into this match in mixed form, despite winning against Accrington Stanley by a narrow 1-0 margin in the FA Cup.
They have had an inconsistent run of form in the Premier League, epitomised by their 0-0 draw against Watford.
Stewart Downing (69) spared Middlesbrough’s blushes, this result does perfectly epitomise Boro’s season though.
It was a deserved result for Middlesbrough, who made hard work of it again in front of a packed house.
More Wins Needed
Despite that result it’s back to business in the Premier League, with Boro desperately needing the points.
Aitor Karanka’s side come into this match in 16th place, having registered 20 points from their opening 21 matches.
Boro will be looking to take advantage of their home matches, they just haven’t been clinical enough in front of goal this season.
Middlesbrough come into this match as favourites, with home advantage and their solid defence informing those odds.
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 West Brom, they have won 33, drawn 15 and lost 29 of their 77 meetings.
Baggies In Mixed Form
Tony Pulis’ side come into this match in mixed form, despite beating Sunderland 2-0 in their last match.
Darren Fletcher opened the scoring for the Baggies in the 30th minute, with the former United man grabbing a rare goal.
Chris Brunt scored West Brom’s second goal just six minutes later, with Sunderland’s poor defence uncovered again.
It means the Baggies solidify their position in the top ten, in the process inflicting a fourth defeat in five matches.
It’s a great result for Tony Pulis’ side, ending a run of back to back defeats against Derby and Tottenham.
West Brom Looking Forward
West Brom had been in excellent recent form, but they have now got a mixed record with three wins and three defeats.
Wins against Sunderland, Southampton and Hull City have been the positive results for the Baggies, who are still in 8th place.
They will be looking to build on their excellent standing, the Premier League is all they have to play for now.
West Brom do come into this match as the favourites, with home advantage proving decisive.
This will be another tough fixture for Tony Pulis’s side, with Middlesbrough an excellent side defensively.
West Brom will be looking to continue their excellent recent record against Middlesbrough, they are unbeaten in the last five meetings.
Both teams are 6/5 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Middlesbrough are Alvaro Negredo at 5/1 with Rudy Gestede at 11/2. For West Brom, Salomon Rondon is at 11/2 with Hal Robson-Kanu at 13/2.
The last time that these two sides met they drew 0-0 and the odds of the same result are 5/1.
Middlesbrough vs West Brom Odds
Tip 1 – Rondon to score first @ 11/2
Tip 2 – 2-2 draw @ 20/1