Middlesbrough v Tottenham Betting Tips & Predictions

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15:01 Sun 05 Jan
Football
England
FA Cup
Tip: 1 AH +1.5
Units: 4/5

Despite sitting sixteenth in the Championship table, Middlesbrough are one of the form sides in the division. Jonathan Woodgate’s team were struggling badly a few weeks ago, although four straight wins during the festive period have propelled the Teeside outfit up the table.

Boro are now ten points clear of the relegation zone and they can relax for this FA Cup third round encounter against a Tottenham side who look as though they’ll be missing Harry Kane among other players for Sunday’s encounter.

Middlesbrough have actually won their past four matches at the Riverside Stadium and they haven’t lost in front of their own supporters since 19 October when West Brom left with a 1-0 victory.

Woodgate deserves enormous credit for improving results despite not having had much money to spend last summer, with the former Leeds defender now hoping to successfully pit his wits against Jose Mourinho.

Mourinho has bigger fish to fry this season considering that Tottenham are losing the battle to land a top four spot in the Premier League table this season.

Spurs have had a busy run of fixtures and there could be some major rotation within the ranks, with Boro looking like a good bet on the Asian Handicap betting market.

If we do see an away win, it could be by a slender margin and taking the Championship team with a 1.5 goal advantage should give us the cushion that we need to enjoy a profit from this game.

It’s worth noting that Boro have enjoyed three consecutive clean sheets, with young goalkeeper Aynsley Pears having shone since late November and we’re expecting a close match between the two teams on Sunday.

BETTING TIP
Middlesbrough +1.5 @ 1.50 with bet365

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