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A look ahead to Sunday's Premier League clash against Middlesbrough

Preview - Middlesbrough

Premier League football returns this weekend after the international break, with the Hornets travelling to Teesside to take on newly-promoted Middlesbrough. 

Aitor Karanka's men have found life back in the top-flight tough, losing three, drawing three and winning one of their seven games to date, with Boro's sole victory coming courtesy of a 2-1 victory away at bottom-of-the-table Sunderland. 

Ahead of the Hornets' trip to the Riverside, find out all the information you need about Walter Mazzarri's opponents in the above video, while you can also hear from midfielder Roberto Pereyra as he discusses adjusting to life in the Premier League and the challenge posed by Boro. 

Remember, if you're not heading to the game, you can follow all the action here with Matchday Live at watfordfc.com


Middlesbrough v Watford Betting Preview
 
138.com brings readers of watfordfc.com the best odds ahead of this weekend's Premier League clash.
 
A tricky trip to the Riverside could yield a big return for Watford and see them move into the top half of the table. There’s no doubt that both teams will be confident of picking up three points in a game that is likely to be action-packed.
 
The form guide certainly suggests that Watford are the ones to watch here having racked up two wins from their past four games. Middlesbrough, meanwhile, are winless in six and will be more than aware of their poor record against Watford in recent seasons; Boro have won just one of their last seven games against the Hornets. The Watford win (27/10) or Watford draw no bet (7/5) both look excellent value.
 
Alvaro Negredo (17/4) heads the first goalscorer market but there’s a host of Watford players who catch the eye here including Troy Deeney (25/4), Roberto Pereyra (35/4) and Etienne Capoue (11/1). Watford’s captain also appeals in the anytime market at 47/20.
 
Middlesbrough are likely to be the fresher of the two sides having only had five players on international duty compared to Watford’s eight, and they should be good for a goal in front of their raucous Riverside fans. However, Watford should at the very least be able to match them and both teams to score looks nailed on for Watford once again.
 
Recommended bet: Both teams to score at 10/11
 

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