Burnley v Middlesbrough tips: Three points for Teessiders at Turf Moor
Middlesbrough can strengthen their cause considerably with a win at Turf Moor on Boxing Day
December 20th, 2016
As Sean Dyche’s Burnley slide gradually towards the bottom three in the Premier League, Middlesbrough continue to hold their own despite struggling with inconsistency, however we expect the Teessiders to come out on top when they go head-to-head with fellow-strugglers Burnley on Boxing Day.
Clarets boss Sean Dyche may well be a worried man following his side’s poor recent form which has seen them lose five of their last six games. To be fair Burnley were never realistically expected to set this season’s Premier League alight and whilst they haven’t disappointed their numerous doubters, they will nevertheless have been boosted by their recent victories over Liverpool and Everton with both wins coming at Turf Moor.
Middlesbrough are next in Burnley’s sights and whilst Aitor Karanka’s men head into this fixture on the back of an emphatic 3-0 win over Swansea City, their recent inconsistency has resulted in them dropping dangerously close to the relegation zone with just four points separating them from the bottom three.
The Teessiders enjoy a decent enough away record however with just two defeats in their eight games away from the Riverside. These include draws at Arsenal and Manchester City, however can they build on these by clinching the three points at Turf Moor on Boxing Day?
We believe that they can and the bookmakers share this view with Bet365 going 6/4 on an away win. It is usually a case of win or bust where Burnley are concerned and we believe that it will definitely be bust when Middlesbrough come to town on Boxing Day.