Sat 29
The Tigers
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Middlesbrough

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By Melvyn Utley
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Defeat Expected Against Promotion Favourites Middlesbrough

On the back of a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Reading, it looks like The Tigers will have to go another week without picking up points against a strong Middlesbrough side who will be looking to put a few goals past City on Saturday.

Nigel Adkins will be without Daniel Batty and Evandro as they recover from injuries. Top scorer Jackson Irvine is likely to come into the midfield for Batty. Adkins could also opt to play Kevin Stewart next to Markus Henriksen.

Spaniard Jon Toral is likely to slot into the the number 10 role left by the injured Evandro although Jackson Irvine could be played there, much like last game against Reading. However, after that game it would be very disappointing to see the team that played so poorly play together again.

This could mean a first start for new signing Chris Martin in place of Fraizer Campbell who has only scored two league goals this season.

Middlesbrough will put out a full strength team as they rested players in midweek for their Carabao Cup win against Preston.

I expect this game to be a heavy defeat for Hull City and at this stage it seems only complacency would stop Middlesbrough from scoring a few goals.

Potential Starting XI:

Formation: 4-2-3-1

GK: David Marshall
RB: Eric Lichaj
CB: Reece Burke
CB: Tommy Elphick
LB: Stephen Kingsley
CM: Jackson Irvine
CM: Markus Henriksen (C)
RW: Jarrod Bowen
CAM: Jon Toral
LW: Todd Kane
ST: Chris Martin

Written by: Alex Green

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Match details

Match date

Sat 29, Sep 2018

Kickoff

15:00

Competition

Championship

League position

2
Middlesbrough
21
Hull City