Match : Middlesbrough vs Wolverhampton
Competition : England – Championship
Time / Date : 19:30h / 30 March 2018
Venue : Riverside Stadium
This is the stand-out fixture on Friday in the Championship as two teams with Premier League dreams meet.
Middlesbrough are not allowed to make a mistake here, behind them are Bristol with one point and they have to take the maximum number of points here.
With a 58% home win ratio, Boro have been fairly strong at home throughout the campaign and they’ve won their last 4 matches at the Riverside.
Patrick Bamford scored 8 goals in last 6 games and he is key figure behind their form.
On the other hand, Wolves are leading the Championship charts since a while, but a few hiccups in recent months reduced their lead against second placed Cardiff to 6 points. Yet, their automatic promotion chance is not in any sort of danger as they hold a 13 point lead over the team at third spot. However, they need to make sure that they return from Riverside with at least a point in order to keep the momentum in the title race.
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Four of their last five meetings saw 3 or more goals. And 10 of the last 11 produced a minimum 2 goals.
It’s just 3 wins in 9 away from home overall for Wolves now. That’s not a disaster but it does signal they have just let their standards slip slightly and with the Teessiders on a roll now, backing Middlesbrough Draw No Bet looks like the smart move here.