Will Middlesbrough win the Championship this season?
After 19 matches, Middlesbrough are currently second in the Championship table and look well placed to challenge for the title this season.
Boro have won six of their last seven league matches and are beginning show plenty of quality as the battle for the top spots heats up. Although they are currently sat behind leaders Brighton, Aitor Karanka’s men will be quietly confident of their chances this season and are well priced at 7/4 in various football bets markets to win the title.
Middlesbrough boast one of the strongest squads in the league and Boro are more than capable of going all the way if they avoid serious injuries throughout the campaign. In fact, Karanka’s men have shown that they can go toe-to-toe with England’s elite clubs after beating Manchester City 2-0 in last season’s FA Cup competition while they recently went to Old Trafford and knocked Louis Van Gaal’s men out of the Capital One Cup tournament.
If they maintain their current form, Boro stand a great chance of succeeding this season. While it’s unlikely that they can challenge in the FA Cup, Boro should be aiming for nothing less than automatic promotion this campaign. Karanka’s men are the standout side in England’s second tier but football is a funny old game. With a bit of luck, Boro will achieve their ultimate goal of promotion this season and could even win the title too.
Boro’s upcoming clash against Brighton will be televised live and plenty of punters will be looking to take advantage on in-play offers. In the modern era, there are plenty of bookmakers that can offer great in-play odds on live sporting action. Paddy Power’s TV ads during live match coverage tend to offer decent value but for the best football bets – including exclusive £50 free bets – visit Bookies.com. Meanwhile, Boro backers will be keen to keep an eye out for enhanced title odds in the coming weeks.
It won’t be easy but Middlesbrough are certainly capable of winning the division this season. Karanka’s squad is extremely deep and they have plenty of talent to cover any major injuries. It would take a brave man to back against them to go all the way but they mustn’t get complacent or else Boro risk slipping down the table and possibly out of playoff contention. Only time will tell but next season, Middlesbrough could well be competing in the Premier League for the first time since 2009.