Middlesbrough have top spot in their sights as they take on Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside and with six wins and two draws in their last eight matches in all competitions, Tony Mowbray’s men have to be fancied to rise to the summit by landing all three points.
The Owls are languishing at the wrong end of the table having lost eight times in a dozen league matches so it’s hard to understand why Boro are as high as 10/11 at bet365 to see off their struggling opponents, Ladbrokes’ 10/3 outsiders.
The hosts are in strong enough form to register a fairly comprehensive victroy so they’re decent value in Stan James’ handicaps, where they’re available at 12/5 when kicking off a goal in arrears.
More specifically, it’s 19/2 with BetVictor for Middlesbrough to notch twice without reply, just as Blackpool did against the Owls in midweek, while in attack Scott McDonald has bagged four in four for Mowbray’s charges and he’s an eye-catching 5/1 via Coral to notch first.
Middlesbrough (-1) to beat Sheff Wed in the handicaps – 12/5 (Stan James)