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Steve Lomas' outfit have been solid at home this season and our tipster is anticipating plenty of goals when Aitor Karanka's men visit south London on Saturday evening

Championship strugglers Millwall and Middlesbrough go head-to-head in what promises to be a hard-fought contest at the Den on Saturday evening.

Despite their lowly league position, Steve Lomas' side have a fine home record having gone seven home matches without defeat since suffering a 5-1 reverse at the hands of Derby County back in September.

Middlesbrough, by contrast, are without a win in their last nine matches on the road and, with the visitors having picked up just one point from their last six away matches in the Championship, Boro are likely to make the journey to the Den with trepidation this weekend.

The Lions were edged out 3-2 against Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park last weekend but can be backed at 7/4 (2.75) with Coral to get back to winning ways on Saturday.

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka has seen his side win just one of his five matches in charge thus far and Boro are chalked up at 6/4 (2.50) with Coral to take full points from their trip to south London while the draw is available at 23/10 (3.30) with the same firm.

There has been plenty of goalmouth action in the Lions' recent fixtures, with 15 goals having been scored in their last four matches and, with both teams having found the net in four of Middlesbrough's last six games, there is a potential for plenty of goals on Saturday evening.

Therefore, the 8/11 (1.73) quote from Coral for both teams to find the target appears to represent a solid selection while the even money (2.0) offered up by the same firm for three or more goals to be scored when these two sides go head-to-head is excellent value.

Given Millwall's solid form on home soil and Middlesbrough's woes away from home, there is value in backing Lomas' side to claim all three points here at 7/4 (2.75) with Coral.

However, better value lies in backing three or more goals to be scored when these sides meet and it is the even money (2.0) quote from Coral for more than two goals to be scored that is the recommended play for punters here.

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Over 2.5 goals at even money (2.0) 2pts stake with Coral 

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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

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