Middlesbrough - Leeds United Betting Preview: McCormack to net once again against Boro

The early kick-off in the Championship on Saturday sees Boro welcome Brian McDermott's side in a midtable clash, with our tipster backing the visitors' top scorer to score again
Twelfth face 14th in the Championship this weekend with both sides in desperate need of the win. Middlesbrough haven't scored in their last five matches, so come into this game against Leeds United lacking confidence.

Leeds, on the other hand, have been through turmoil behind the scenes in recent weeks and will look to brush that all to one side this weekend.

The Elland Road side come into this game having lost last time out against Brighton in the league. This result followed two positive wins for Brian McDermott's men, who beat Huddersfield and Yeovil Town. With Ross McCormack on fine form, anything is possible for United. William Hill price the visitors at 12/5 (3.40).

Middlesbrough and Aitor Karanka have had a difficult couple of weeks. Before their last five matches, Boro had won five of their last seven matches. However, no wins and no goals in five games has seen their play-off hopes start to slip away.

Last time out they fell short at Watford, losing 1-0. William Hill price them at 21/20 (2.05) to win the match. The same firm price the draw at 9/4 (3.25).

Looking at this market, the outright price on Middlesbrough looks far to short. With confidence seriously lacking in the north east, it's certainly worth avoiding the home side.

Under 2.5 goals would have been a play, but the 7/10 (1.70) price doesn't offer value.

Instead, it's worth looking at Leeds' man of the moment to find the net in this game. Ross McCormack has been sensational this season, scoring 22 league goals. With five goals in his last four matches, it's tough to ignore him netting in this game. The price of 6/5 (2.20) of him scoring anytime is certainly worth taking advantage of.

Ross McCormack to score anytime at 6/5 (2.20) for a 2.0pt stake with William Hill

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