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Boro odds-on to win Championship after Huddersfield victory

| 06.04.2016

After a March wobble, which saw Middlesbrough lose three successive away fixtures, Aitor Karanka’s men have regained their spark and are in a very healthy position in the Championship promotion race.

Last night’s 3-0 triumph over the Terriers saw on-loan striker Gaston Ramirez score twice, with the first of his strikes coming just a minute after Grant Leadbitter had opened the scoring with a well-taken penalty.

Perhaps the most satisfying factor for Karanka, though, will be Boro’s clean sheet.

The Spanish boss has put a huge emphasis on his side boasting the division’s meanest defence and they have now shut out two of their last three opponents – the other clean sheet coming in a 1-0 home victory against Hull.

With the Tigers suffering a 4-0 mauling at the hands of Derby County in yesterday’s fixtures, and Burnley, Boro, and Brighton all winning, the automatic promotion spots are increasingly looking like a three-horse race.

Boro currently lie in second spot, though they have a game in hand on most of the teams in the promotion pack, including the Clarets and the Seagulls.

With a winnable run of games ahead – including a trip to beleaguered Bolton Wanderers – Boro look set to avoid the play-off heartache of last season and secure their promotion in the coming weeks.

The Teesside club are 5/6 to finish the season as champions and 1/8 to win promotion to the promised land of the Premier League.

Lancashire club Burnley are 1/5 to be promoted, while on-form Brighton are evens.

Boro’s next assignment is a home game against an inconsistent Preston North End, with the Teessiders 10/1 to repeat the 3-0 scoreline from their Terriers triumph.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.



Dave Burin

Dave graduated with an MA in English Literature at Durham University, and worked in marketing before joining the Ladbrokes News team. A Man United fan and avid groundhopper, he’s also an ardent follower of Rugby League. You can usually find him at a ground near you, clutching a big cup of tea.