Middlesbrough v Chelsea Match Preview & Best Odds

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Middlesbrough entertain Chelsea at the Riverside Stadium in the semi-finals of the EFL Cup on Wednesday evening and as such, now is an excellent time to check out the very latest Middlesbrough free bets which you can claim simply by registering with any of our featured UK bookmakers using the links on this page.

 

Middlesbrough v Chelsea Match Preview & Best Odds

Kick-off: 8pm UK Time, Wednesday 10th January 2024

 

Having experienced contrasting fortunes in their respective weekend FA Cup outings, Chelsea and Middlesbrough make a swift return to cup action when they do battle in the first leg of the EFL Cup semi-finals on Wednesday evening.

In the Premier League, Chelsea have looked a shadow of their former selves with just eight wins from their twenty league outings and the same number of defeats during that time. The West London outfit currently sit in 10th position in the table with goal difference alone keeping them out of the bottom half, however they have made it through to the last four of the EFL Cup and will be confident of edging themselves closer to the final with a win over Championship side Middlesbrough on Wednesday evening.

A nail-biting penalty shoot-out saw Chelsea edge past Newcastle United en-route to this stage of the tournament and having triumphed in each of their last three competitive outings (the last win being a 4-0 demolition of Preston North End in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday), the visitors here should manage to record their tenth successive win over Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough managed to hold firm for 87 minutes aga8inst Premier League high-flyers Aston Villa in the third round of the FA Cup on Saturday evening, the Teessiders ultimately succumbing to a late goal from Matty Cash. Having won eleven and lost twelve of their 26 Championship outings, ‘Boro find themselves slap-bang in the middle of the league table and it’s hard to see them getting the better of a Chelsea side against whom they have lost the last nine meetings.

Boro’s efforts against Aston Villa should be applauded but they will now be weary ahead of this midweek outing and new absentees won’t help matters. Chelsea are starting to come good in the final third and while they too are struggling with absentees, they should have more than enough in the ranks to see them through to a relatively comfortable first leg win here.

 

Back Chelsea to win-to-nil at best odds of 2/1