Middlesbrough vs Nottingham by UK-Selections
Middlesbrough currently seats on 13th place, 9 points less than play off zone, so 12 rounds till end and 9 points deficit in not big deal if team enters in hot form. I think Middlesbrough is capable to do that and make two in a row at home, place where they are tough team to play against and rarely lose this season (just 2 defeats in 17 matches). For this game they can't count on Daniel Ayala and Woodgate.
Nottingham Forrest has very good team on paper, but recently this team is hit by injuries and unavailable players, which can be seen in results, losing 4 out of the last 5 matches. Their injury list is quite long - Chris Cohen (knee), Dexter Blackstock (knee), Jack Hobbs (ankle), Henri Lansbury (back), David Vaughan (knee), Eric Lichaj (hernia) and Andy Reid (hernia) are all out, while Rafik Djebbour and Kelvin Wilson are close to return, but very likely it will be too soon for them to play.
I can't see how Nottingham can take win here, despite their play off hopes. Simply, they can't play in midfield with same creativity without these players. Middlesbrough will play at home, coming after win with two goals from Danny Graham (ex Wattford and Swansea player), great record at home, so I think they are closer to take the points today against handicapped Nottingham.
|Middlesbrough -0.25||12bet||2.14||8||1-1 HALF LOST (-4 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.