Boro came twice from behind to win 3-2 against Burnley and while Barry Robson has departed, Chelsea loanee Josh McEachran looks a class replacement.
Dougie Freedman was forced to sell the spine of his Palace team in the summer and shipping seven goals in the opening week makes them strong relegation candidates already. Boro are the baker at 20-23 with Bet 365.
It could be a fruitful week in the north-east as I fancy Sunderland (4-6) may prove too strong for Reading.
Sheffield Wednesday can continue their good start by beating Millwall today (11-10 Betvic), while high-flying Dundee United - with Johnny Russell able to play after his red card appeal succeeded - can beat Kilmarnock at 13-10 (Coral).
Serie A begins this weekend, and Juventus should be backed to retain their tile at 6-5, while in Germany Dortmund can make it three successive titles at 9-5
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