Middlesbrough v Everton tips – no quarter given at the Riverside

No quarter given at the Riverside



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Betting Tip: Draw @ 23/10 with ladbrokes

Everton fans are enjoying the football season although Saturday’s 3-3 draw at Bournemouth illustrated that they are not particularly reliable on the football coupon.

Five wins from fourteen matches is a modest ratio of victories and the Toffees have triumphed in just two of their seven road trips which means an away win at the Riverside is unlikely to materialise on Tuesday night.

Roberto Martinez would love to land some silverware with Everton in the same way that he did with Wigan Athletic, although this clash at Middlesbrough is clearly a tough assignment, which could see the tie go either way.

Boro are rock solid in front of their own supporters. Seven wins and a draw have been landed from nine home matches and just two goals have been conceded, with Aitor Karanka’s side enjoying a 2-0 win at Huddersfield on Saturday.

Ben Gibson and Daniel Ayala are a formidable central-defensive pairing, with Middlesbrough very much a Premier League team in the making and we shouldn’t forget that they held Manchester United at Old Trafford in the previous round before going through on penalties.

Boro have kept an incredible six clean sheets at home consecutively, with Everton having to temper their attacking approach for this match, even if Martinez will surely select his strongest possible team for the encounter.

Everton have scored fourteen goals in their previous four matches although six goals have also been conceded and this clash might require a different approach in order to qualify.

The bottom line is that the draw offers the best possible value and we could be in for a long evening on Teeside, with the Boro players likely to have been practising their penalties!

Betting Tip: Draw @ 23/10 with ladbrokes

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