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Market: Over 1.5 goals
Odds: 4/11 @ 888sport
In what could prove to be an enjoyable affair from the Riverside on Tuesday night, Middlesbrough will host a resurging Stoke.
Starting with the hosts, mounting a thrilling comeback away at Swansea over the weekend, Middlesbrough are riding what has been a remarkable wave of momentum. With the mood around the Riverside at the highest it has been in recent memory, Michael Carrick’s high-flying squad now have their sights firmly set on clinching a famous Premier League return. Eventually picking up a 3-1 victory at the Liberty a few days ago, Boro have now won 11 of their last 14 domestic contests across all competitions. Opening March with another statement as they claimed a 5-0 romp against Reading, Carrick’s side has certainly gained a reputation for their free-scoring displays. With attacking talisman Chuba Akpom already notching 22 Championship strikes this season, Carrick’s side has also bagged 11 goals in just their previous three matchups at the Riverside.
As for the visitors, although Stoke might have seen their FA Cup adventure come to an end at the hands of Premier League outfit Brighton last month, the Potters have bounced back in an eye-catching fashion. Last seen over the weekend eventually holding onto an action-packed 3-2 victory against Blackburn, Alex Neil’s side have won three of their last four Championship battles. Likewise, opening March with a remarkable 5-1 romp away at play-off outsiders Sunderland, Stoke have certainly skyrocketed themselves away from a potential relegation scrap. Impressing last month as they picked up a 3-1 win away at Swansea, neutrals could be treated to an enjoyable affair here. It should be highlighted, with Neil’s men seeing their last two away fixtures produce 10 goals at both ends of the pitch, we are backing a lively showdown from the Riverside.
Bet: Over 1.5 goals at Middlesbrough vs Stoke 4/11 for Tuesday’s Championship battle @ 888sport