Middlesbrough vs Stoke City EFL Championship Matchweek 23 December 20th 2019

Middlesbrough vs Stoke – EFL Tips


Middlesbrough FC vs Stoke City FC

Where Can I Watch?

Who? Middlesbrough FC vs Stoke City FC

What? Matchweek 23 of the English Football League Championship 2019/20.

Where? Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough

When? 19:45 GMT, Friday 20th December 2019

Watch? Sky Sports Football

Top Betting Tips – Middlesbrough FC vs Stoke City FC

  1. Draw – 11/5*
  2. Under 2.5 Goals – 8/13*
  3. BTTS + Draw – 16/5*
  4. Britt Assombalonga Anytime Scorer – 2/1*
  5. Correct Score (1-1) – 5/1*

*odds as of December 20th at 10:30 GMT and subject to change

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Match Preview – Middlesbrough FC vs Stoke City FC

Former Premier League clubs Middlesbrough and Stoke go head-to-head in a bottom half clash as part of Friday Night Football in the English Football League Championship 2019/20.

Middlesbrough FC

Middlesbrough are in 20th place in the EFL Championship. They have 21 points from 22 games so far this campaign. They have recorded four wins, nine draws, and nine defeats with Jonathan Woodgate in charge. Boro have a solid home record despite their league position, having won four and drawn four of their last 10 home league games.

Team News

The hosts are without Anfernee Dijksteel, George Friend, Darren Randolph and Ryan Shotton for this Friday night clash.

Boro are the lowest scoring side in the league, with just 19 goals in 22 games (0.86 Goals per Game). They have scored just one goal in 10 and no goals in 8 of 22 league games.

Stoke City FC

Stoke City are in 22nd place in the EFL Championship. They have 18 points from 22 games so far this campaign. They have recorded five wins, three draws, and 14 defeats now with Michael O’Neill in charge. The visitors are still struggling to put a run of form together with their new boss. However, the Potters have recorded back-to-back clean sheets and picked up four points from six.

Team News

Stoke City do not have any injury concerns. Defender Ryan Shawcross could return to the side.

The Potters have only managed two equalising goals in away games when they have gone behind (nine times).

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Key Players

Middlesbrough FC – George Saville – 11/2* Anytime Scorer

Northern Irish midfielder George Saville has one EFL Championship goal this season. Saville scored in Middlesbrough’s last home games inside a minute, which ended up being the winning goal of the game.

Stoke City FC – Sam Clucas – 17/4* Anytime Scorer

English midfielder Sam Clucas has five EFL Championship goals this season. Clucas has scored three of his five goals away from home, including a brace against Barnsley.

*odds as of December 20th at 10:30 GMT and subject to change

Head-to-Head Record

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