Middlesbrough Football Club are an English professional soccer team who will play in the Premier League during the 2016/17 season after gaining automatic promotion from the Championship last season. “The Boro,” as they are affectionately known, were runners-up in the Championship behind Burnley, and will compete in their 15th Premier League season after an absence of seven seasons. The side from the North East of England played in the Premier League in 1992/93, but were relegated, only to return in time for the 1995/96 season.
Middlesbrough were relegated again at the end of the 1996/97 season, returned in 1998/99 and then spent 11 seasons there before dropping back to the second tier of English soccer where they stayed seven seasons.
Of the three teams promoted to the Premier League for the 2016/17 season, Middlesbrough are probably the best equipped to stay in the league, not least because they have a chairman who is prepared to spend big money to secure their Premier League status.
To date, Bernando Espinosa, Viktor Fischer, and Marten de Roon have joined the club, and manager Aitor Karanka has been told he can continue to strengthen his squad if needed.
Despite these facts, bookmakers still believe Middlesbrough will be relegated come the end of the season, pricing them slightly shorter that Wet Bromwich Albion, but above both Hull and Burnley.
Do you think Middlesbrough can stay in the Premier League, or does a swift return to the Championship await?
Middlesbrough Next Regular Season Game
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Middlesbrough Game Schedule
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What Are The Current Middlesbrough Standings
Being third favorites to be relegated, bookmakers expect Middlesbrough to finish 18th in the Premier League. Are their predictions accurate? Find out below.
Middlesbrough Online Betting Tips
Being third favorites to be relegated, bookmakers expect Middlesbrough to finish 18th in the Premier League. Are their predictions accurate? Look at the current Middlesbrough standings to find out.
When Middlesbrough were in the Championship last season, they had the league’s best defense. Boro only conceded 31 goals in 46 games, and kept 22 clean sheets, a record they will need to build on if they are to remain a Premier League team.
At +140 to be relegated, Middlesbrough are third favorites for the drop, with only Burnley and Hull priced shorter. However, West Brom are priced at +175 to go down, so Boro do have a chance of staying up.
If Middlesbrough continue to strengthen their squad, and manage to take a few points early in the season, the +800 on them finishing in the top half of the season does not seem like a bad bet, although the odds on them finishing in the bottom half are an incredible -5000, so make of that what you will.
While defensive worries should not pose a major problem for Boro, scoring at the other end could be, and goals win games in soccer.
Jordan Rhodes, a £9 million signing last season, is the best priced Middlesbrough player to finish as the league’s top scorer, and he is priced at an unrealistic +10000 to do exactly that.
One stat you may want to commit is the most common scoreline involving Middlesbrough last season was a 1-0 win to Boro. It is a result that occurred seven times, so expect plenty of low scoring affairs involving Middlesbrough this coming season.
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