Middlesbrough v Norwich predictions and betting tips for today’s Championship play-off final with the best free football tips.
It’s been billed as the £100m match, it’s also been billed as the £120m match. Every single year, the prize for reaching the Premier League seems to increase. Watford and Bournemouth have already made it to the so called ‘promised land’ and one of Middlesbrough or Norwich will join them.
These sides came through their semi-finals with relative ease, particularly in the second legs and it’s bound to be a close game as there was just one point between them in the final league standings. Many people are expecting a decent game and they will likely be treated to a wonderful spectacle as both sides have been a credit to the division this campaign.
Norwich have pace in abundance and burst forward with purpose, they also have the benefit of being managed by the extremely tactically astute Alex Neil. Likewise Aitor Karanka will have finalised his game plan, a system which is based on building from the back with clinical finishing further up the pitch.
Neither side will want to concede an early goal, it may be cagey early on with players sizing one another up and adapting to their formations. The game should hopefully open up as we head towards the conclusion and therefore a decent bet may be to back the highest number of goals in the second half.
Our first Middlesbrough v Norwich prediction is or the highest scoring half to be the second, the odds are 6/5 with Boylesports.
Although Boro like to keep it tight and prided themselves on a number of clean sheets throughout the season, I don’t think they will keep one here for our Middlesbrough v Norwich betting tips. Brentford scored an easy goal thanks to an error of judgement by Dimi two weeks ago and Norwich offer far more going forward than the West London side and will pose plenty of questions for the Middlesbrough defence.
Likewise Norwich haven’t had the securest defence this season and although they have good players at the back, they often concede. Boro scored 5 over the two legs against Brentford and haven’t been goal shy either and I think both teams will score here.
Our second Middlesbrough v Norwich betting tip is for both teams to score, the best odds are Evens with Coral.
One player who has had a standout season for Middlesbrough is Lee Tomlin. The former Peterborough man impressed against Man City in the FA Cup and has shown plenty of skill and chipped in with his fair share of goals this season. 8 goals is his joint second highest goals return in the Football League and he will look to add another one here.
Our third Middlesbrough v Norwich prediction is for Lee Tomlin to score anytime, the best odds are 37/10 with 888Sport.
Highest scoring half 2nd – 6/5 with Boylesports.
Both teams to score – Evens with Coral.
Lee Tomlin to score anytime – 37/10 with 888Sport.
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