Middlesbrough vs Brentford predictions and betting tips for the Championship fixture on Saturday 10th August from the Riverside Stadium. Boro played out a thrilling 3-3 draw against Luton last weekend while Brentford suffered a shock 1-0 loss at home to Birmingham City.
Boro are one of the sides we are looking for to be there or thereabouts in the Championship promotion race this season and their thrilling 3-3 draw at Luton Town last Friday night shows they are certainly capabale of scoring goals. They should have won that match in truth, Britt Assombalonga missed a penalty to go 4-2 up and kill the game but he skied it well over the crossbar. Middlesbrough are 7/5 with William Hill to win this weekend.
Brentford have suffered a huge loss this week in that star striker and goal machine Neal Maupay has moved to Brighton. His goals will be tough to replace and that transfer alone could see Brentford languish in midtable. They fired a blank in a shock 1-0 loss to Birmingham last weekend and could suffer their second straight defeat here. Brentford are 2/1 to win this match.
Given the loss of Maupay, it is hard to predict a Brentford victory here and it suddenly makes Middlesbrough look a great bet to win the match at generous odds of 7/5. There are always shocks at this time in the season but on paper at least, Boro look a good thing to kick-off our weekend football tips. They scored three goals last weekend (and missed a penalty) and should have won the match in a tricky tie away at a newly promoted club. Brentford suffered a poor home loss to Birmingham and it would be no surprise to see them go down to another defeat here.
Both teams to score and a Middlesbrough victory would be a good selection or alternatively, a correct score bet of a 3-1 home win looks like a tempting prospect at odds of 19/1 with Bet Victor.
Middlesbrough to win – 7/4
Draw – 23/10
Brentford – 2/1
Both teams to score – 7/1
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