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bet365’s Middlesbrough v Chelsea boosts & odds


It has been an inconsistent season of performances for Chelsea, but they’re real contenders for the EFL Cup as they head to Middlesbrough as 8/15 favourites in tonight’s first leg of the Semi-final games. 

Middlesbrough narrowly lost out to Aston Villa in domestic cup action last week, and their structured defending proved that they can be stubborn opposition. Priced at 5/1 to beat Chelsea tonight, Michael Carrick’s side will hope to cause more headaches for Premier League opposition.

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There have also been some fortunate draws for Middlesbrough, where they now find themselves facing a Premier League team for the first time in the competition. There’ll be plenty of encouragement for Carrick however, as his side’s ability to score goals in the EFL Cup has been evident.

The 14 goals they have managed to score across five games will give them belief, but Chelsea will almost certainly be placed to give them a sterner test than the likes of Exeter City and Port Vale that Middlesbrough have beaten to get to this stage.

Chelsea have had a much harder route to the last four having beaten Brighton and Blackburn along the way, before going to a penalty shootout against Newcastle in the Quarter-finals.

Mykhailo Mudryk broke Newcastle hearts twice as his 92nd minute equaliser sent the game past normal time, with his penalty in the shootout confirming Chelsea’s progression in the competition.

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Middlesbrough v Chelsea Match Odds & Bet Boosts

Bet Boosts

  • Middlesbrough – Middlesbrough: Half Time/Full Time @ 9/1
  • Chelsea to win 3-0 @ 11/1

Bet Builder Boosts

  • Tom Glover Over 4.5 Goalkeeper Saves + Moises Caicedo Over 1.5 Fouls Committed + Armando Broja Over 1.5 Shots on Target @ 6/1
  • Match Result will be Middlesbrough or Draw + Both Teams to Score, Yes + Josh Coburn Over 0.5 Shots on Target @ 9/2
  • Raheem Sterling to Score Anytime + Match Result will be Chelsea + Both Teams to Score, Yes @ 11/2
  • Chelsea to Win by 2 or more Goals + Cole Palmer to Score or Assist + Cole Palmer Over 1.5 Shots on Target @ 4/1

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Will Jackson

Will Jackson

Sports journalist, formerly of PA Media, latterly a PR manager before moving into the content world with the Gambling.com group. Long-suffering Leeds United and Yorkshire fan.