Middlesbrough welcome a freefalling Bristol City to the Riverside Stadium in Tuesday’s big Sky Bet Championship clash.
Victory will see Boro climb to seventh for at least 24 hours whilst Bristol City look to end their six match losing streak and climb to 12th with a win.
Middlesbrough have no fresh injury concerns to report after Saturday’s away win at Reading, although Ashley Fletcher could be rested as he continues his return from injury.
Yannick Bolasie (hamstring), Marcus Tavernier and Marcus Browne (both knee) remain ruled out.
Bristol City have no fresh injury concerns following Saturday’s home defeat to Barnsley.
Joe Williams, Chris Martin, Cameron Pring, Callum O’Dowda (all hamstring), Tommy Rowe, Andreas Weimann (both knee), Jay Dasilva (shin), Liam Walsh (quad) and Hakeeb Adelakun (back) are still sidelined.
- Middlesbrough are unbeaten in four of their last six meetings against Bristol City (W3, D1, L2).
- Bristol City have lost just one of their last eight trips to the Riverside Stadium (W5, D2, L1).
- Six of Middlesbrough’s last seven home goals have come before half time.
Middlesbrough will be relieved to have pulled two consecutive wins together because they are beginning to click again, especially with a bright performance on Saturday at Reading in which they just took their chances better than the Royals did and were awarded with three huge points.
Bristol City were very poor in Saturday’s defeat with very little firepower nor desire to push forward on the attack, yet their defence were the only players who seriously looked like they wanted a result with constant pressuring of Barnsley’s front three in and outside the box.
Teesside though has been a solid away trip for City in recent visits to the North East and with no manager plus freefalling form, this is a huge chance for the Robins to get a morale boosting result but Boro look to have turned a corner in the last week so can see them getting the win.
Prediction: Middlesbrough 1-0 Bristol City
Result: Middlesbrough 1-3 Bristol City