Middlesbrough vs West Ham Odds – Saturday 21st January 2017 – 15:00
Middlesbrough are 13/10 with the draw at 11/5 and West Ham are 11/5
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Middlesbrough welcome West Ham to the Riverside in another round of Premier League fixtures, in another Saturday 3pm kick off.
Boro come into this match in mixed form, despite winning against Sheffield Wednesday by a comfortable 3-0 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.
In what was ultimately a drab affair, the main headline was the tributes to Graham Taylor, who passed away during the week.
It was an emotional day for the Hornets, with former manager Graham Taylor largely responsible for the excellent state the club finds itself in today.
More Wins Needed
Despite that result this fixture against West Ham takes on extra importance, with Karanka’s side hovering above the relegation zone.
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 three 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 Ham, they have won 20, drawn 11 and lost 19 of their 50 meetings.
Slaven Bilic’s side come into this match on the back of a comfortable 3-0 win against London rivals Crystal Palace.
Sofiane Feghouli broke the deadlock in the second half (68), with his first Premier League goal, he has also been the subject of interest from Roma.
Andy Carroll (79) scored a stunner to ensure that West Ham doubled their advantage, with Manuel Lanzini (86) completing the win late on.
The main headline coming out of West Ham this week has been the continued absence of Dimitri Payet, who refuses to play for the club.
Hammers Need Solidity
West Ham have had a poor season so far, so the win against Palace will have delighted Bilic and his side.
Along with the distraction of Dimitri Payet, the three humbling defeats prior to that will have considered the Croatian.
West Ham also managed to keep a clean sheet, with their defence being one of their biggest problems this season.
The Hammers head into this fixture as the underdogs, despite that excellent result against Palace.
West Ham will be looking to make it two successive wins, and improve on the draw earlier in the season.
Slaven Bilic’s men will be looking to continue their recent form against Middlesbrough, they are unbeaten in their last four meetings.
Both teams are 10/11 on to score. The first goalscorer odds for Middlesbrough are Alvaro Negredo at 5/1 with Rudy Gestede at 11/2. For West Ham, Andy Carroll is at 11/2 with Michail Antonio at 13/2.
The last time that these two sides met they drew 1-1 and the odds of the same result are 9/2.
Middlesbrough vs West Ham Odds
Tip 1 – Gestede to score first @ 11/2
Tip 2 – West Ham to win 2-1 @ 10/1