Middlesbrough v Wolves Betting Preview | 30th March
In our Middlesbrough vs Wolves betting preview, we look at team news, potential line-ups, stats and facts, popular bets and more for the Friday Evening fixture.
Middlesbrough v Wolves Betting Preview
Venue: Riverside Stadium
Channel: SkySports Football
Two top sides meet at the Riverside this Saturday with Wolves hoping to tighten their grip on top spot and Middlesborough aiming to solidify their play-off place with the likes of Bristol City and Millwall breathing down their necks.
Since Tony Pulis took charge at Boro they have been re-energised and surprisingly free scoring for a Pulis side. It shows that the Welshman has different styles of playing and he is using the greater freedom of the Championship to showcase more attractive football rather than the attritional but effective methods he adopted in the Premier League. Pulis has brought the best out of Patrick Bamford too, who’s scored 9 goals and the majority of them this year. Currently unbeaten in 6 (W4, D2) it is understandable to see the bookies price this game up as tight betting heat.
Wolves have played some terrific football this season and Nuno is a terrific manager at this level. They’ve put to bed the lesser sides in recent times beating the likes of Burton, Reading and Leeds comfortably but they haven’t found it so easy against teams in the play off picture, losing against Fulham and Aston Villa in the last few weeks. Their form against the decent teams makes them unbackable as favourites in this one and I’d rather be siding with the home side at the prices.
Key player Diogo Jota will miss this one for Wolves due to an ankle injury.
Middlesbrough will still be without full back Fábio as he recovers from injury. Rudy Gestede is a long term absentee for the Teeside club.
Head to Head
- Middlesborough historically have the upper hand in this fixture winning 36 out of 69 games between the pair.
Stats & Facts
- Boro are unbeaten at home against Wolves since 1951.
- Tony Pulis has won his last four games against Wolves.
- Wolves have never done the double over Boro in 43 seasons.
- Wolves to win (8/5)
- Middlesborough ‘draw no bet’ – 21/20 (MarathonBet)
- Patrick Bamford to score anytime – 9/4 (Betfair)