Burnley (16th) Middlesborough (14th)
|Date & Time||Monday December 26, 2016, 10:00 AM (EST)|
Burnley (2/1) Draw (11/5) Middlesbrough (17/10)
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Burnley will play host against Middleborough is a game that will be very important in regards to the relegation battle that will take place at the end of the season. For both sides staying up will be the main goal and a win over a rival team in this regards will mean a lot for both sets of players and their respective clubs.
Middleborough spent quite a lot of money over the summer with some big name purchases such as former FC Barcelona keeper Victor Valdes. With that kind of money being spent, the owners will not be happy with how the team is performing and the manager will know that heading into the new years this is now a must win game for the club. They will be away from home for this contest but that means that they will need to rely more heavily on the quality of their players in order to get the job done.
Burnley have been impressive at home and they will want that to continue as they head into this game that is also a must win for them. The home crowds have been amazing and that will continue this week and I think that might be enough for them to get over the line.
All in all this is going to be pretty close game since both sides are evenly matched and there is a lot on the line. That being said, we are still getting a good enough price to bet on Burnley to win and I think that is the best option since the price is good enough and being at home, it is a very likely result.