Middlesbrough have impressed in the transfer window but can they stave off relegation?
After a thrilling 1-1 draw against Brighton on the final day of the season, Middlesbrough finished second in the Championship on goal difference and earned themselves a return to the top-flight.
Aitor Karanka has been busy in the transfer window, adding several new players to his squad, most notably former Man City forward Alvaro Negredo and ex Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes.
Middlesbrough fans should be going into the season quietly confident as they have invested in their squad wisely. You can currently get odds of evens that they will finish the season as the top promoted team. Surely after the lack of transfer activity by Burnley and Hull you would think this is a no brainer.
If Karanka's men are to stay up this season they will need plenty of goals. Alvaro Negredo managed to get nine Premier League goals in his season at Man City. You can currently get 10/11 that he will finish the season top goalscorer for Middlesbrough.
The bookmakers are pretty confident that Middlesbrough will stay up this season and you can claim best-price 2/5 that they will remain in the Premier League for another season. However, if you believe that Middlesbrough can overachieve, 8/1 says that they will manage a top 10 finish.