Burnley manager Eddie Howe will have to call on a somewhat patched up squad for tomorrow’s (April 19th) visit of Middlesbrough.
The former Bournemouth boss will be without midfielder Marvin Bartley through suspension, while Charlie Austin and Martin Paterson will not be fit to be included.
However, Chris McCann is likely to be in contention for a start at Turf Moor and despite indifferent form of late, the home side can be backed at 91/100 to send Boro packing.
A win could see the Clarets cut the five point gap currently keeping them out of contention for a play-off spot and with Tony Mowbray’s men effectively safe from relegation the safe money could be on a home win.
However, while battling relegation for most of the term, the Riverside outfit have enjoyed a good run of form of late, having not lost in their last seven attempts, and are priced at 13/5 to cause an upset.
For an away win to be on the cards likely Mowbray is likely to look to Scott McDonald for goals. Leroy Lita is the side’s only player to boast double figures on the goals front but is likely to miss out on the action with a hamstring injury.
The visitors will need to put on a good show and make any lead count against Howe’s men as the Turf Moor fans have seen their side come from behind on many occasions this year.
Saturday’s 2-1 win over Swansea was the seventh occasion that Burnley have come from behind to snatch a victory.
Indeed, the play-off hopefuls have salvaged 27 points from losing position this term, more than any other side in the Football League.
As such, punters could be enticed by the specials bwin is currently offering on the result of the second half of tomorrow’s Coca Cola Championship encounter.
Middlesbrough are currently priced at 11/4 to win the second 45 minutes of the 50th league match between the sides, while the draw is can be backed at 7/5.
Burnley have the slight edge over their rivals, with 18 wins to Boro’s 17 of the previous 49 meetings, and given their recent knack of coming from behind, odds of 27/20 to win the second half could prove an attractive option.
However, a win for The Smoggies would give Middlesbrough their third double of the season, having already beaten Scunthorpe and Sheffield United home and away.
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