Neil Warnock’s resolute Middlesbrough side find themselves just one point away from the play-off spots, despite having scored just nine goals in their eleven games. Boro are unbeaten in ten games, having not been defeated since the opening day and can boast the tightest defence in England’s top four leagues, conceding just five so far. This is despite having played four games less than some Premier League sides and shows that Warnock’s traditional style of football is still very much effective, particularly at the back.
Norwich City are going through an impressive run of form themselves, being unbeaten in seven and picking up 17 points during this period. They sit third in the table and are proving that they were right to stick with Daniel Farke as manager after being relegated from the Premier League last season.
In six of Middlesbrough’s last seven games, the score has been 0-0 at half-time and this has been the case in the Canaries’ last two games as well. We think Norwich will struggle to break down Boro’s defence, with a 0-0 half time score being priced at 6/4 and a home win with under 2.5 goals being 9/2.