Middlesbrough

V

Riverside Stadium

30/03/2018 | 5:30 pm

Wolverhampton Wanderers

V

Riverside Stadium

30/03/2018 | 5:30 pm

In a sentence: Middlesbrough in sixth host top of the table Wolves, who are sitting comfortably 20 points ahead of the Boro.

Last time: The last game at the Riverside Stadium between these sides ended as a 2-1 home thanks to a Gaston Ramirez double, while a Ben Gibson own goal gave Wolves their late consolation.

This time: Boro are 9/4 to win this one, while Wolves are 13/8 and the draw is 21/10. SkyBet Championship predictions can be tough, especially between teams at the top end of the table.

You might remember: A 2-0 home win for Boro in the Premier League back in November of 2003 when Middlesbrough could boast having players of the caliber of Gaizka Mendieta and Juninho on the field. The Spaniard and the little Brazilian magician were the goalscorers.

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Betting Tips & Predictions

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Boro are on a good run of form under manager Tony Pulis, going unbeaten in their last six league games and that uptake it form will make this Sky Bet Championship preview difficult to call. Wolves won the earlier fixture at Molineux 1-0 and a similar scoreline here in this one is around 7/1. Their last game was a hard fought 1-1 away at Brentford.

Wolves sit six points ahead of Cardiff City at the top of the Championship but the Welsh side have a game in hand. The Wanderers have lost their last two away games to Aston Villa and Fulham. They won their last game 3-1 against Burton with Benik Afobe scoring twice.

Middlesbrough are 9/4 and are unbeaten at home against Wolves in their last 18 games going back as far as 1951 meaning another home win is one of the best football predictions for today. A 1-0 win for Boro can be found at 13/2.

Wolves are 13/8 and could be missing top goalscorer Diogo Jota through injury, Jota is on loan from Atletico Madrid and has 13 league goals to his name so be aware of that when making any football score predictions.

The draw is 21/10 and there hasn’t been a draw in this fixture since a 1-1 back in 1998 making the draw one of the football betting tips for the weekend to probably avoid.

Boro’s top goalscorer Britt Assombalonga has recently lost his starting place but is still around 6/1 to score the first goal of the game. Spanish striker Adama Traore has been playing well lately and at 10/1 is a decent shout for any football predictions regarding the scorer of the opening goal.

Benik Afobe is 5/1 to net the game’s first goal for Wolves, the Congolese striker has scored four goals in his last four games and is another good shout for any football predictions on goalscorers.

Match Summary

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Look out for:

Boro’s fantastic home record over Wolves to continue. Boro haven’t lost at home to Wolves since 1951 and have won their last five on the bounce. A 2-1 win for Boro can be had with odds of 10/1.

2

We fancy:

Boro to win and both teams to score is 11/5 while its 10/11 for just both teams to score. Patrick Bamford of Middlesbrough is 13/8 to be an anytime goalscorer in the football score predictions market.

3

It’s a long shot, but:

Adama Traore can be found at around 28/1 to score two or more goals and is one of the more outlandish free football betting tips.

Written by Ciro Di Brita

Ciro Di Brita is a football fan and fanatic of all things Naples – not least Napoli. A published author and novelist based in Ireland, Ciro will happily turn his hand to writing on any topic but will always try to work in a reference to Napoli wherever possible.