Author: Glen Maxwell
Published: 17:46 13/05/2015
Middlesbrough play host to Brentford in a Championship playoff semi-final second leg clash on Friday 15th May, find out how the football betting offers at William Hill can benefit your Middlesbrough v Brentford bets.
Middlesbrough have one foot in the Championship playoff final - after a last-gasp winner from loanee substitute Fernando Amorebieta at Griffin Park last Friday gave Boro the advantage going into the return leg at the Riverside this week.
That result means that they only need to avoid defeat to book their place in the Wembley showcase. Worryingly for them though, on-loan striker and top scorer Patrick Bamford is set to miss the game - as the Championship’s Footballer of the Year struggled through the first leg with an ankle problem.
Brentford - who are attempting to win successive promotions under Mark Warburton - come into the game keen to overturn the deficit and punish Boro for what they deemed to be “Excessive celebrations” by the away side following last week’s first leg at Griffin Park.
The Bees will have to be at their best to see off Boro though - as Aitor Karanka’s side finished one place and seven points ahead of them in the league, in addition to winning both league meetings this season as well.
Friday's match will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 at 19.45 and is sure to be eagerly watched by both casual and professional gamblers, who will all be looking to make a profit on what should be an exciting encounter. One way in which you can increase your chances of winning long term is to take advantage of William Hill’s free bet offers, to add a level of protection to your Middlesbrough vs Brentford bets.
Bore Draw Insurance
With Middlesbrough and Brentford scoring 68 and 78 goals in the Championship respectively - in addition to the three goals shared by the side’s in last week’s playoff semi-final first leg - it’s fair to say that the chances of a 0-0 draw would seem relatively slim here.
Still, a bore-draw would suit Middlesbrough and send Brentford crashing out of the running. So, if the game does finish 0-0 and ruin your bet, William Hill will refund all losing Correct Score and Double Result (HT/FT) bets on the match as a Free Bet equal to up to £50 of your stake maximum.
Goalscorer Second Chance
Brentford's top scorer Andre Gray has a solid claim to be a potential First Goalscorer - after netting his 18th goal of the season against Middlesbrough in last week’s first leg at Griffin Park.
Should their leading scorer not be able to produce the goods, the Bees will surely look to capable deputies Alex Pritchard and Jose Ignacio Peleteiro Ramallo - who have scored 23 Championship goals between them - to step up and produce the goals they need to progress.
The 19-goal on-loan Chelsea striker Bamford would be an obvious candidate in the First Goalscorer market for Middlesbrough, but he is set to miss out through injury.
Therefore, the Teesiders will need others to produce in his place and - while they may not have netted as many as Boro’s missing marksman - Grant Leadbitter and Enrique Garcia Martinez will surely be desperate to add to their tallys of 12 and 11 respectivelty for the season.
Whoever you decide to plump for in the First Goalscorer market, use William Hill for the added protection of a free bet refund. Should your losing selection then go on to score the second goal of the game, you would receive a free bet refund of up to £50 thanks to WIlliam Hill’s Goalscorer Second Chance.
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