Odds: Middlesbrough 4/5, Draw 12/5, Leeds 7/2
Kick Off: 1945, 02/03/2018
TV: Sky Sports
Paul Heckingbottom has had a positive impact since settling in at Leeds and we’re backing United to secure another solid result at Middlesbrough on Friday night.
The Whites are unbeaten in three games against teams above them in the Championship table, drawing with Bristol City and Derby before edging out Brentford.
A Look At Middlesbrough’s Betting Odds
Middlesbrough will have been frustrated by having to settle for a point from Saturday’s 3-3 derby draw at Sunderland.
Boro looked to have done enough to prevail thanks to Patrick Bamford’s brace and a Grant Leadbitter penalty, but Callum McManaman equalised six minutes into stoppage time for the struggling Black Cats.
Tony Pulis said: “There’s really good things about this team I like, but other things they have to really toughen up to. Seeing games out is one of them.”
Adama Traore successfully appealed against his red card at the Stadium of Light, while Rudy Gestede is out for the season after suffering an ankle injury when starring in a previous 3-1 win over Hull.
Gestede will be missed so 12/5 for a draw takes the eye from the Middlesbrough vs Leeds odds.
A Look At Leeds United’s Betting Odds
Leeds looked to have lost their way during a poor run of results which yielded just two points from seven games, but United now seem to be back on track.
Heckingbottom praised his side’s defensive organisation after Liam Cooper headed the only goal versus Brentford.
“It’s good to have the first win, it is a reward for the hard work of the players and reward for everyone,” said the former Barnsley boss.
“Brentford are a good side and it is excellent to keep the clean sheet. There are lots of positives to take from the performance.
“Lots of organisation goes into it and to be successful in this league you have to be able to defend and stop teams, as well as hurt teams.”
We’re finishing off our Middlesbrough vs Leeds betting tips by taking 11/2 for a 1-1 stalemate.
Sunderland 3-3 MIDDLESBROUGH – Patrick Bamford (2), Grant Leadbitter
LEEDS 1-0 Brentford – Liam Cooper
Head-to-head: Leeds 2-1 Middlesbrough, Leeds 0-0 Middlesbrough, Middlesbrough 3-0 Leeds, Middlesbrough 0-1 Leeds, Leeds 1-0 Middlesbrough
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