The 2019/20 Championship season begins on Friday night as Luton and Middlesbrough clash in the second tier of English football at Kenilworth Road. It will be a baptism of fire for The Hatters following last season’s promotion and they will take on The Smoggies under the bright lights of the Sky Sports cameras. The stadium will be packed, and the pressure is now on both sets of players to mark the occasion with a big performance. Here are our Luton v Middlesbrough betting tips.
A Closer Look
Luton enjoy home advantage, but the betting expects them to lose in front of their own fans with Unibet confident enough to serve up a market best price 19/10 about the home win. That will catch the eye of value hunters, but we believe the money men have called this one correctly. Middlesbrough are an established Championship side and one that should be fighting for promotion to the Premier League come spring.
They have a huge wage bill in comparison to their opponents and although the difference in class shouldn’t be obvious in the early exchanges, it will shine through as this match gets into the second-half. The away win is 31/20 at William Hill and that’s one of the better prices available. That’s sure to be popular in weekend accumulators and we’re happy to side with the visitors at what is a better price than we expected to find.
More for your Money
Those after more for their stake money can play the specials markets where both teams to score in a Middlesbrough win catches the eye. Bet365 serve up a cracking 4/1 on that bet and that’s a fantastic offer. Good enough to take as a single or it can be added to a small multiple for modest stakes by those targeting a big pay out.