Middlesbrough predictions with latest odds and stats
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Consistency is a hard thing to talk about when we’re dealing with a second-flight league.
On one hand, reliable performances are a great thing for Championship betting. On the other, consistently failing to get a promotion is hardly praiseworthy.
Middlesbrough were once an extremely consistent Premier League. Then they spend a decade as a consistent Championship team. Last year, however, the ended the campaign 17th in the standings. This is likely the worst result they’ve ever recorded – or at least in the past 50 years.
If you’re looking to bet on Middlesbrough, this is obviously bad news. Not only are they breaking off from the well-entrenched position they had in the upper half of the Championship table – they are doing so in spectacular fashion. This leaves any Middlesbrough betting predictions in a precarious position.
For instance, they have remarkably short odds of 1.36 for a Top 12 Finish. However, if the lethargic play from last season carries over, even the upper half seems unlikely.
Middlesbrough Key Players
Middlesbrough is notorious for housing two kinds of players. It’s either a springboard for future careers in the Premier League or a home for EFL veterans near the end of their career. Britt Assombalonga, the team’s captain, is aa perfect example. With 10 seasons of experience in the Championship, he is the clear leader in The Boro.
Other standout players include centre-back Dael Fry, who’s been part of this club throughout his entire career. George Saville is also a well-regarded Premier League midfielder and an important part of almost every transition.
Coming from the town of the same name positioned in the North-East of England, Middlesbrough supporters consider the likes of Sunderland and Newcastle United as their main rivals. Their matches with Sunderland are often referred to as the Tees-Wear Derby after the names of the rivers flowing through the two towns, and those against Newcastle are called the Tyne-Tees Derby after the same fashion.
Carlisle United see Middlesbrough as a big rival though Middlesbrough supporters do not see it that way, considering Carlisle far below their level.
Founded in 1876, the club turned professional in 1889 only to revert to the amateur ways three years later. However, in 1899 they went pro again, this time permanently. They quickly won their way to top-flight promotion. The Boro’s first permanent home was the Ayresome Park, and it remained so for 92 years, until their current ground of Riverside Stadium was opened in 1995. Ayresome Park was one of the stadiums selected to host games of the 1966 World Cup.
The highest league finish of this club until this day - third place in the First Division - came in 1913/14, right before World War I began and stopped football being played altogether. As has already been said, Middlesbrough spent only two seasons outside the top two tiers of English football in their history, the first in 1966/67 and the second in 1986/87.
They have one major trophy to their name – the 2004 League Cup, but their greatest success ever is probably reaching the UEFA Cup final which they lost to Sevilla a year later.