Middlesbrough vs Ipswich- Betting Tips and Predictions

9th placed Middlesbrough take on 7th placed Ipswich at the Riverside Stadium. A win for the Middlesbrough will see them level on points with the travelling Ipswich Town. Ipswich will be looking to close in on 6th placed Derby County who occupy the last playoff spot. The two teams come into this game in contrasting forms. Ipswich have won their last two games, scoring 5 goals in the process. On the other hand, Middlesbrough have lost their last two games and have conceded 5 goals. While Ipswich build on the…

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Wolverhampton Wanderers v Middlesbrough predictions, betting tips and preview

Wolves will be aiming to put their disappointing last season behind them when they welcome Middlesbrough at the Molineux Stadium for the opening round of the new Championship season. Wolverhampton come into this tie on the back of an excellent 1-0 home win over the Premier League side Leicester City in a friendly game last weekend thanks to a second-half goal from Ivan Cavaleiro. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough beat Augsburg 2-1 thanks to goals from Martin Braithwaite and Adam Forshaw. Below we will take you through everything you need to know and…

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Chelsea forward seals move, Costa returns and more

  Middlesbrough have completed the signing of striker Patrick Bamford in a £5.5m deal from Chelsea. The 23-year-old has signed a four-and-a-half year deal with the Boro. He previously had a very successful loan spell with the Boro during the 2014-15 season. However, that spell was followed by disastrous loan spells at Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Burnley. He had recently cut short his loan spell with the Clarets and returned to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, unsettled Chelsea striker Diego Costa has joined training with the first team for the first time…

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Snodgrass continues to shine as Rhodes remains on the side lines

From Middlesbrough’s team in each of their five English Premier League games this season, there has been one notable absentee, Jordan Rhodes. The 25-year-old striker played an important role for Middlesbrough as they were promoted from the Championship last season, whereby after joining the club from Blackburn Rovers in January he scored six goals in 18 appearances. Despite that, so far this campaign Rhodes has yet to make a competitive appearance in any competition, since as well as being unused in the Premier League, he remained an unused substitute in…

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The prolific Jordan Rhodes braced for debut season in the Premier League

Over the course of the last four seasons, one striker has scored far more prolifically in English football than any other. All Rhodes lead to goal From August 2012 until the present day, Jordan Rhodes has established himself as the leading goal-scorer in the top four divisions of English football by scoring 91 goals in 179 league games. The Middlesbrough striker’s career statistics are equally impressive with the 26-year-old averaging a goal every 1.94 league games, as he has scored 172 times in 334 appearances. After beginning his career with…

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Middlesbrough preparing for return to Premier League after seven year absence

Middlesbrough secured a return to the Premier League, following a seven year absence from the division, by finishing second in the Championship last season. Promotion winning season After drawing their last game of the season 1-1 with Brighton at the Riverside, Aitor Karanka’s side were automatically promoted ahead of their final day opponents on goal difference. The margin by which they were could scarcely have been finer, with Middlesbrough’s goal difference being just two superior to Brighton’s. Nevertheless, after occupying one of the top two spots throughout the season, Middlesbrough thoroughly…

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Championship Season Review – Hull, Ipswich, Leeds, Middlesbrough

Hull City: 4th (promoted via play-offs) Manager Steve Bruce offered to resign after failing to keep Hull in the Premier League in 2015, but the club managed to convince him to stay on. That persuasion eventually paid off as the club returned to the top-flight at the first attempt by coming out on top in the play-offs. They were in the mix all season as a strong start immediately had them among the promotion contenders. The only early blemishes came in away defeats to Charlton Athletic and fellow pace setters…

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Middlesbrough linked with two veteran stars, in danger of losing key player

Middlesbrough forced their way back to the Premier League, securing promotion to England’s top flight for the first time since the 2008/2009 season. The Boro are primed for a summer transfer spree as they need to upgrade their squad to stay alive next season. Therefore, they have been linked with two veteran players. According to a report by The Sun, Middlesbrough are eyeing a £6 million move for Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel as they plan for their first campaign back in the Premier League. The 31-year-old centre-back has become frustrated…

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Leicester City loanee on the brink of historical record

Leicester City are seven points clear on top of the Premier League table with six matches left to play, while Middlesbrough are three points down from Championship leaders Burnley, while having played one game less. That means both clubs are racing towards a title finish, and if the Foxes and Boro are able to pull it off, one player would register an historical record. Ritchie De Laet started the season at Leicester, the club he joined during the summer of 2012 from Manchester United for little less than £1 million.…

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Top 10 most important strikers in The Championship

With almost three quarters of the season behind us, it’s time to look at some of the most remarkable statistics in The Championship, England’s second tier football league. Hull City is leading the way, being trailed shortly by Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton, while also Derby and Sheffield Wednesday are not done contending for promotion to the Premier League. At the bottom, three clubs are in serious trouble, as Charlton, Bolton and Rotherham have to make up a lot of ground to avoid being relegated to the League One. But who has…

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Former Man United legend Sir Alex Ferguson named as Premier League’s most influential figure

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has been named as the most influential person in Premier League history. READ MORE: Manchester United Transfer News Ten unstoppable players Manchester United almost signed Man United would lucky to sign key target, says ex-Real Madrid chief In a list compiled by the Daily Mail, the veteran tactician saw off competition from the likes of Roman Abramovich, Rupert Murdoch and Richard Scudamore to exert his influence on the top flight. Current Premier League managers Arsene Wenger and Jose Mourinho also featured amongst the…

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The Premier League’s best forward trios EVER: Surprising name at the top

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The Daily Mirror have taken the 20 teams that have spent the most seasons in the Premier League, and put together a list of who they deem to be their top three strikers from down the years. READ MORE: Alexis Sanchez on international duty Diego Simeone says Man United can have striker Six key battles for Premier League’s opening weekend Let us know whether you agree with their selections:     20) West Brom – Peter Odemwingie, Geoff Horsfield, Robbie Earnshaw This poll has arguably come a little too early…

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Championship season review: Ipswich, Leeds, Middlesbrough, Millwall

Ipswich Town: 6th A hardworking and industrious side, but few expected Ipswich to significantly improve on their 2014 placing of ninth, particularly as they did not make many summer signings while some of their rivals looked better equipped. However, in Mick McCarthy they have a manager used to achieving success in the Championship, and for a number of months he raised great hopes among those in Suffolk that the Tractor Boys were in line for a return to the top-flight after some 13 years away. After an inconsistent August, they…

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Arca to leave Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough have ended the contract of Argentinian midfielder Julio Arca by mutual consent, reports BBC Sport. The 32-year-old, who has spent the last seven seasons at the Riverside, has been dogged by a toe injury which has seen him miss the majority of this season. Arca has made only three appearances for the club this campaign, and has not appeared in a Boro shirt since a Capital One Cup win over Preston last September. He briefly returned to training with the team last month but encountered further problems with the…

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Mowbray slams referee after Middlesbrough defeat

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has lambasted referee Darren Deadman’s performance after his side’s 2-1 defeat at Bolton, according to the Hartlepool Mail. Kieron Dyer had brought Mowbray’s side back on level terms at the Reebok, following Chris Eagles’ opener for the Trotters. But the Marvin Sordell converted a contentious penalty after Boro captain Jonathon Woodgate was ruled by Deadman to have taken down Chung-yong Lee. And to add insult to injury Woodgate was then dismissed for a second yellow card for a professional foul on Sordell to leave the manager…

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Middlesbrough v Chelsea – FA Cup preview and team news

Chelsea look to get back to wining ways when they travel north to face Middlesbrough in the FA Cup 5th round. The Blues come into the clash on the back of two games without victory – a 1-1 draw with Sparta Prague, and a 2-0 away defeat to Manchester City last weekend. Chelsea have fallen below Tottenham into 4th position in the Premier League, and will be looking to play themselves into form in Teeside. Middlesbrough meanwhile are in worse form, recording just two wins in nine, a run that…

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Emnes fires Middlesbrough promotion charge

Marvin Emnes arrived in England in the summer of 2008, with a hefty price tag and lofty praise from his new manager, Gareth Southgate, who referred to his capture as an “exciting young player” capable of playing in a variety of attacking positions, and with great “pace, energy and technical skills.” Despite his grand £3.2 million price-tag, Emnes flattered to deceive in his early days for Southgate’s side, only making 54 appearances in his first three seasons at the club, but a few years on and it seems that Emnes…

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Middlesbrough’s Old Firm Revolution

Aside from the millions being plundered on the likes of Aleksander Kolarov, David Silva and Yaya Toure to bring them to Eastlands, this post-World Cup transfer window has been one of the most understated in years. Unsurprisingly in these more austere times, the frugality has spread to the Football League with most teams looking to rein in the budgets rather than chase the dream. Gordon Strachan’s Middlesbrough are proving to be the exception. Rectifying the problems left by Gareth Southgate’s departure early into a disappointing return to the Football League…

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Premier League Lessons – Juninho

In the post-season of 1995, the England football team hosted a four-team Umbro Cup as part of their preparations for the following year’s European Championships. The pre-tournament hype surrounded the prospect of viewing an 18-year-old striking phenomenon, Ronaldo. However, it was another player, the scorer of a sublime free-kick against England and Brazil’s player of the year at the time, who sparkled. Oswaldo Giroldo Jr, or Juninho as he would become known, was a diminutive attacking-midfielder who formed part of a successful Sao Paulo side that had scooped a number…

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News and Views from the Football League – Still magic in the Cup yet

There is a famous expression: “I hate to say I told you so.” Now this writer is not smug enough to present himself as an egotistical know it all, but merely a couple of weeks ago, this column suggested that there is still plenty of magic and romance left in the FA Cup. Surely this fantastic first round weekend has gone a long way to supporting such a theory. If truth be told, it’s hard to know where to start when talking about the “giant-killing” feats of the non-league clubs.…

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New and views from the Football League – Middlesbrough’s Strachan disproves ‘New Manager Syndrome’

People often talk of the classic ‘New Manager Syndrome’ – the view that when a club appoints a new manager, the next match can’t end in defeat. Should your club have found their new manager, you are guaranteed a result come Saturday, if not three points then a draw is certainly on the cards. Of course, this is just footballing myth shall we say. Just ask Middlesbrough fans after Saturday’s result. Disappointingly, Gordon Strachan’s first match in charge on Teeside ended in defeat as Paul Sturrock’s Plymouth Arygle made the…

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News and Views from the Football League – Blink and you’ll miss it

Well, it’s all been happening in the Championship this week. The news has just kept flowing and there are simply too many issues to discuss fully here. Needless to say however, if your team is the near the top of the Championship, exciting times are ahead. Firstly there is the matter of a potential new signing at the Walkers Stadium. Milan Mandaric has revealed that the Foxes have been in discussion with former Dutch international Edgar Davids. Always a stand-out figure on the pitch, the midfielder had a talent for…

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Club History – Middlesbrough

Early History – From formation to top flight stability Although formed in 1876 by members of a local cricket club, Middlesbrough did not gain football league status for another 23 years. Perhaps they were put off by the disastrous effects election to the league had had on the town’s then other club Middlesbrough Ironopolis, who had folded after just one League season due to financial difficulties. Instead, Boro opted to play their football, with considerable success, in the Northern League. A 3-0 defeat at Lincoln City on the opening day…

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