2019-20 Championship – Middlesbrough vs Stoke Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Middlesbrough vs Stoke kick off? Friday 20th December, 2019 – 19:45 (UK)

Where is Middlesbrough vs Stoke being played? Riverside Stadium

What TV channel is Middlesbrough vs Stoke on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to Championship matches in the UK, so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Middlesbrough vs Stoke in the UK? If televised, subscribers can stream the match live on Sky Go

Where can I get tickets for Middlesbrough vs Stoke?

Middlesbrough – https://tickets.mfc.co.uk/

Stoke – https://www.scfcdirect.com/events.aspx

What was the score in the last meeting between Middlesbrough & Stoke? Middlesbrough 1-0 Stoke

THE TEAM NEWS

MIDDLESBROUGH

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Pears; Howson, Ayala, Fry, Coulson; Wing, Clayton, Saville; Johnson, Fletcher, Tavernier

Unavailable: McNair (Suspended), Browne (Suspended), Shotton (Injured), Friend (Injured), Randolph (Injured), Dijksteel (Injured), Assombalonga (Injured)

Doubtful:

STOKE

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Butland; Edwards, Batth, Lindsay, Ward; Allen, Cousins, Clucas; Ince, Vokes, McClean

Unavailable: Shawcross (Injured), Etebo (Injured), Badou N'Diaye (Out of favour)

Doubtful: Carter-Vickers (Illness)

THE PREDICTION

While Middlesbrough come into this three points above their visitors, Stoke have been in the better form of late having claimed four points from their last two Championship games. However, Boro have won their last two home games and as the Potters have lost their last two away, a draw seems fair.

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