Championship Betting preview: Middlesbrough to continue their promotion push against Leeds United

Tony Mowbray's Boro have been impressive lately and Willie Duncan is backing them to heap more misery on Neil Warnock's men by grabbing a vital victory
Neil Warnock’s search for his first win and, indeed, his first goal as Leeds United boss continues on Sunday when the former Queens Park Rangers manager takes his side to the north east to face Tony Mowbray’s Middlesbrough.

Fourth placed Boro are rated as an 11/10 (2.10) shot with 188Bet to consolidate their place in the play-off places with a home victory over Leeds this weekend. The visitors are chalked up at 11/5 (3.20) for the victory with 188Bet also pricing the draw up at 11/5 (3.20).

Middlesbrough have been on a decent run of form of late, losing just once in their last seven matches in the Championship.

They warmed up for Sunday’s clash in fine style by comfortably disposing of Barnsley on Tuesday night.

For Leeds, Tuesday night’s encounter with Hull City proved to be the source of yet more frustration as they failed to score for a third successive match. New manager Neil Warnock's side were forced to settle for a second 0-0 draw in three outings, the other match ending in a 1-0 defeat against league leaders Southampton.

Yet more disappointment may be in store for Warnock and Leeds on Sunday when they visit Middlesbrough as Mowbray’s outfit have lost just three of 18 home league matches this term.

The home side have won four of their last five matches in the Championship to prove that they are serious promotion contenders this term.

The same cannot be said about Leeds who, after Tuesday’s matches, find themselves five points adrift of Birmingham City who have two games in hand over the Elland Road club with a play-off place looking beyond Leeds at this stage.

Middlesbrough can underline their superiority over Sunday’s opponents by grabbing a crucial home victory and they are certainly value to do so at 188Bet’s 11/10 (2.10) quote.

Leeds might not have sufficient quality to win Sunday’s match but they can break their goalscoring duck under Warnock’s stewardship, and that makes the 101/100 (2.01) quote with 188Bet for three or more goals to be scored in this match all the more appealing.

Bet of the Day

Over 2.5 goals at 101/100 (2.01) with 188Bet
Middlesbrough to beat Leeds United at 11/10 (2.10) with 188Bet

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Willie Duncan is a freelance sports journalist. Willie, from Edinburgh, has covered Scottish football for over 10 years and he specialises in football betting markets from across Europe. You can also follow Willie on Twitter here.