Middlesbrough F.C. has a lengthy history of success — mainly in England’s second division where it has won four championships. Established in 1876, Middlesbrough was one of the founding members of the Premier League in 1992. The club’s main rivals are Sunderland and Newcastle United. They also have a rivalry with Yorkshire club Leeds United. Middlesbrough — or Boro as they’re known to their fanbase — has only spent two seasons outside of English Football League’s top two divisions.
The team faced some financial woes and came close to folding during the 1986 season before being saved by a consortium led by current owner Steve Gibson.
On top of their second division success, Middlesbrough also won the League Cup in 2004 and was FA Cup runners-up in 1997. Boro reached the UEFA Cup final in 2006 but were downed by Spanish side Sevilla in the championship game.
George Camsell, the former Middlesbrough striker who played 14 seasons with the club, is the franchise’s all-time scoring leader with 345 goals. Camsell also holds the record for most goals in a single season with 63 during the 1926-27 campaign. Tim Williamson, who played 21 seasons from 1902 to 1923, is the club’s all-time leader in appearances with 602 matches.
Middlesbrough Betting Lines Today
It’s crucial to follow Middlesbrough’s every game on a weekly basis before wagering on the club. Whether at home or on the road, use the next game widget, which provides up-to-date odds, as a helpful tool to help make your betting decisions easier in the future.
Middlesbrough Scores & Schedule
Keep track of Middlesbrough’s schedule on a weekly basis and be aware of how the club has fared against its upcoming opponents before placing your money down.
Middlesbrough Standings Right Now
Middlesbrough will unlikely contest for a Premier League crown. Instead, Boro will be in a battle to avoid relegation back to the League Championship.
One thing to keep in mind heading into 2016-17, is Middlesbrough were magnificent at Riverside Stadium, where the club lost just two times while conceding just eight goals on home soil last season.
The club wasn’t as strong on the road, where it lost seven times and surrendered 23 goals against.
Be sure to keep track of where Middlesbrough and its upcoming opponents sit in the standings before placing your bets.
How To Win At Middlesbrough Betting
Middlesbrough returned to the Premier League after a spectacular finish in the second division last season. Boro placed second in the League Championship with an impressive record of 26 victories, 11 draws and just nine defeats.
While the team displayed a strong offense in 2015-16 by scoring 63 total goals, it was on the defensive side of the ball where Middlesbrough truly shined after conceding 31 tallies — the least in the entire League Championship.
Middlesbrough enters the Premier League season as one of the bigger long shots to win outright. Bet365.com has Boro at +100000 underdogs to win the championship — only Burnley, West Brom and Hull City are bigger outsiders at +150000.
The online sportsbook also has Middlesbrough at +6600 to win the FA Cup — a trophy they have never captured in team history — and the same odds to capture the England EFL Cup.
The question for Middlesbrough is can the club avoid relegation following the 2016-17 campaign? They currently sit at +1000 to finish within the top half of the table. However, Bet365.com also pegs Boro at +150 to be relegated back to the League Championship.
Boro striker Jordan Rhodes is the team’s best scoring threat heading into the season. Rhodes, who netted just six goals last year, is a +15000 underdog to win the Premier League scoring title.
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