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Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

17:33 EAT 31/10/2018
Roy Hodgson Crystal Palace
Our tipster thinks that the goals could flow when Roy Hodgson's Eagles make the long journey north to face Tony Pulis' team in the Carabao Cup last 16

Middlesbrough meet Crystal Palace in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup at Riverside Stadium on Wednesday night.

Tony Pulis' team have lost just one of their last nine matches in all competitions and will be targeting the scalp of the Eagles, for Roy Hodgson's side are without a win in four fixtures since knocking West Brom out in the previous round.

Latest odds

Middlesbrough have lost their last three meetings against Crystal Palace in all competitions but they can be backed at 43/20 (3.15) to move into the last eight at the expense of the Premier League side on this occasion.

The south Londoners are chalked up as 13/10 (2.30) favourites to win this one, while the odds compilers offer 11/5 (3.20) that the match remains deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes.

Team news

Wilfried Zaha has yet to feature for Palace in this competition this season and the Ivorian star is unlikely to play on Teesside. Alexander Sorloth looks primed to lead the line for Palace, although Connor Wickham could come into contention.

Middlesbrough are targeting Championship promotion and Pulis is expected to shuffle his pack, with strikers Britt Assombalonga and Martin Braithwaite both likely to miss out.

Goals at a premium?

Palace have kept a clean sheet in both of their Carabao Cup ties so far this season and 888Sport offer 15/8 (2.88) that the Eagles shut out Wednesday's hosts.

The same firm offer just 4/6 (1.67) that there are fewer than three goals in the game - that particular play would have landed in five of Middlesbrough's last six matches.

Prediction

It is worth noting, though, that there have been no fewer than 13 goals in Boro's three matches in this competition so far this season, while the Eagles have failed to score in just one of their last 15 Carabao Cup ties.

The 11/10 (2.10) quote, then, for at least three goals to be scored in this game could represent value for punters ahead of Wednesday's Cup clash.

Over 2.5 goals at 11/10 (2.10) for a 1pt stake with 888Sport