West Brom striker Jay Rodriguez

Middlesbrough vs West Brom: Baggies are rated cut above

Kick-off: 1945, 24/08/2018

Stadium: Riverside Stadium

TV: Sky Sports

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What Trueform says for Middlesbrough vs West Brom

Middlesbrough will be more than happy with their start to the Championship season but West Brom could be on another level, judged on our latest Trueform ratings.

Albion took a little time to recover from being relegated but now look a formidable force going forward after scoring 11 times in two league games.

We think the Baggies are great value at 21/10 and an away win is our first Middlesbrough vs West Brom prediction.

A Look At Middlesbrough’s Betting Odds

Middlesbrough are joint-top of the table on 10 points after following up a 2-2 draw at Millwall with three straight clean-sheet wins, so they have to be respected.

However, we’re not convinced they have beaten much in home victories over Sheffield United and Birmingham and last weekend’s triumph at Bristol City.

Strike partners Britt Assombalonga and Martin Braithwaite both look in good nick, so Boro will test the Baggies at the back.

We still rate the visitors as a class apart, though, so 19/4 for an away win and both teams to score stands out from the Middlesbrough vs West Brom odds.

A Look At West Bromwich Albion’s Betting Odds

West Brom were slow to adjust to life back in the Championship and picked up just one point from their opening two fixtures.

However, Darren Moore’s side gave a glimpse of their capabilities when prevailing 4-3 at Norwich and then really made a statement of intent by blitzing QPR 7-1.

A quick glance down the Hawthorns scoresheet shows Matt Phillips, Kieran Gibbs, Jay Rodriguez, Dwight Gayle and Hal Robson-Kanu on target and these are all Premier League-quality players in our book.

Add on the likes of Egypt defender Ahmed Hegazy, Chris Brunt and Gareth Barry and you have an experienced side which should prove a cut above this level.

An away win and over 2.5 goals is quoted at 4/1 and that completes our Middlesbrough vs West Brom betting tips.

Additional stats

Last result:

Bristol City 0-2 MIDDLESBROUGH – Martin Braithwaite, Britt Assombalonga

WEST BROM 7-1 QPR – Matt Phillips (2), Kieran Gibbs, Jay Rodriguez (2), Dwight Gayle, Hal Robson-Kanu

Head-to-head: Middlesbrough 1-1 West Brom, West Brom 0-0 Middlesbrough

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