Middlesbrough vs. Fulham Predictions: Expect goals and cards at the Riverside
Middlesbrough vs Fulham Odds
Fulham travel to Middlesbrough Wednesday evening, knowing a win edges them even closer to a return to the Premier League.
Fulham still occupy 1st spot in the Championship and are currently 14 points clear of 3rd place, with just 8 games to play. Another brace for the record breaking Mitrovic was enough to secure a 2-0 over Queens Park Rangers on Saturday. He now has 37 goals in 36 league appearances which is quite incredible. Marco silva will want his team to focus on each game as they come, but the feel is only a few more points should be needed to mark their imminent return to the top flight.
Middlesbrough vs Fulham Tips
Middlesbrough will be no easy task for the league leaders however. No team is picking up more home points per game then Middlesbrough this term, and that is matched by an impressive 8 home league wins on the spin – the last time Middlesbrough dropped points on home soil was was back in November during a 2-1 defeat to Preston North End.
Wilder's men currently sit 5th in Championship and they know a win here would go a long way in securing that desired play off spot come the end of the season. 5 of Middlesbroughs final 8 games are to be played at the Riverside, so Wilder and his side should fancy their chances of a top 6 finish.
Middlesbrough have won their last 8 league matches and come into this fixture off of a 4-0 away Vs Peterborough. Out of all of their 18 home games, they have only failed to not score on one occasion, scoring at least once in each of the 17.
With that being said, this Fulham side does not have to be at their best to find the net. The Cottagers have only failed to score twice on their travels this campaign, scoring in 17/19 away games. I don’t see any reason for this to be a cagey affair infront of the cameras, and backing Both teams to notch is a respectable 4/5 so that will be our main play.
Referee James Linington is at the whistle for this clash, and he is averaging 4.84 cards per game in the championship this season.
Matt Crooks is never far away from a caution, and in front of the cameras I am more than happy to involve him in our double. He’s been carded 12 times this season which is the second most for any championship player.
Antonee Robinson should have the task of dealing with Middlesbrough Wingback Isiah Jones who draws a staggering 2.2 fouls per game. One of the players of the season for Middlesbrough, has a knack getting his opposing number in the book. Robinson has 5 cards to his name this season, but should be in for a different test Vs Isiah Jones Wednesday evening. Robinson completes our double to create a 14/1 long shot for some added interest Wednesday evening.
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