Discussion in 'British Football Betting' started by Punter, Jul 4, 2017.
Odds from Bet365
The defensive strength that the return to the top-flight was built on remained as Boro conceded 53 goals during the campaign, a total that was less than 10 other Premier League clubs. Bournemouth, who ended up in ninth, conceded 67.
However, you won't be surprised that Boro's return of 27 goals scored was the lowest in the Premier League.
Rectifying that awful return in front of goal is the main task for new manager Garry Monk, who takes charge after Steve Agnew oversaw the confirmation of relegation as caretaker-boss.
Monk has acted quickly to add Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga for a club-record £15million, Toulouse forward Martin Braithwaite for around £9million and West Ham's Ashley Fletcher for £6.5million.
Assombalonga is a proven goal-getter in the Championship. He netted 30 goals in 65 Championship appearances during an injury-hit spell with Forest but he got through last season unscathed and struck 14 times.
Braithwaite is a more interesting addition. The 26-year-old Denmark international was expected to move to the Premier League but Boro won the race for his signature after 12 goals in France's top-flight last term.
Fletcher didn't get the chance to shine during his one season with West Ham but he's certainly another interesting option as well as Patrick Bamford and Rudy Gestede for the new Boro chief.
Burton to be relegated @ 7-4 [Bet Victor]
Their squad looks poor
In my eyes the odds for winning the league and getting promotion are all shite and you'd be far better off betting on individual matches (for example, Wolves are 4/5 draw no bet on Saturday) but, for the record, Wolves odds for promotion at 7/2 (Boro's are only 2/1 SHITE!)
Wolves are fading a bit after their early blistering pace setting - they have a few potentially tricky games to come
Fulham are 66-1 on Skybet to win the Championship