BOLTON WANDERERS- MIDDLESBROUGH
Huge game for both, but especially Boro who simply dare not lose this one. Not only would it leave them in terrible shape in the bottom three, with Arsenal and Manchester United still to play,but it would virtually ensure Wanderers safety and take another team out of the equation. If the real Boro turn up, the one which outplayed West Ham and Liverpool in four days recently, then they will probably win this, man for man, I rate them the stronger of the two teams. Manager Gareth Southgate has pledged to be brave and might even play with three strikers, he will be buoyed by Middlesbrough's record at the Reebok, where they are unbeaten in five visits, drawing the last four. Expect the visitors to give themselves a lifeline with at least a point.
5 points Middlesbrough +1/4 ball 2.13 asian line.