Middlesbrough vs Cardiff by TFB
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The hosts have been rejuvenated since Aitor Karanka took charge in November 2013 as they continue to make a good case for promotion back into the Premiership. The main reason has to be their home form. Apart from 2 home losses at the start of the season they are now unbeaten in 10 home league games winning six and drawing four. Most recently Boro have won 3 home games on the bounce without conceding. A 2-0 victory over Derby County was followed by a 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest and another 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town.
The latter result was their most recent victory which saw Middlesbrough produce a dominant display with two goals from Lee Tomlin seeing the club over the line for another well earned 3 points.
All of their big guns are fit and in form with captain Leadbitter contributing 10 goals this season along with Bamford seven goals, Kike six goals, Vossen four goals and Tomlin with four goals. The strength and depth is certainly there for Middlesbrough.
Their opponents are not great travellers. In fact, Cardiff have only won one away game in the league since March 2013. That was a recent 1-0 victory over an inconsistent Watford. But the away side have lost to Millwall and Blackpool away from the Cardiff City Stadium this season with those clubs currently down in 22nd and 24th respectively.
Middlesbrough should be strong favourites here and I would expect them to score a couple at least.
|Middlesbrough -1AH||BetVictor||2.10||8||2-1 PUSH (Stake return)|
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