I tend to stay clear of Middlesbrough matches because they always win/lose when you least expect it. However, I think the chances of Newcastle clinching at least a point here are high as Newcastle continue their revival under Joe Kinnear. They showed great heart to get a draw at Stamford Bridge and have shown that they can defend well. Middlesbrough have been rather disappointing and I think Newcastle will grab a point off them.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Newcastle +0/0.5 @ 2.020 = $10.10
the punters seem to be favouring newcastle for this one, as they played well at stamford bridge and managed to come away with a clean sheet. however, let's not forget that it wasn't unexpected, as chelsea have been shit of late, and in any case, are no great team to start off with themselves. besides, newcastle are gonna miss damien duff and shola ameobi, and middlesbrough will be boosted by the return of mido, who is very useful on big occasions. this being the tyne-tee derby, i expect sparks to fly with the most likely victors being middlesbrough.
Eddy's prediction: $5 on middlesbrough -0/0.5 @ 1.95 = $9.75