Sky Bet Championship
Middlesbrough vs Stoke City
3:00pm Friday 19th April
Middlesbrough boss Tony Pulis is facing a defensive crisis once Daniel Ayala and Dael Fry were dominated out of Friday’s Sky Bet Championship clash with tend.
Spaniard Ayala was carried off once suffering a knee injury throughout last Saturday’s 1-0 ending over Hull and is unlikely to feature once more because the campaign attracts to a detailed.
Fry torus a hamstring in coaching earlier in the week and can be sidelined for twelve weeks, which means he can play no half for England at this summer’s European U21 Championship.
With full-back patron saint Friend having already had to write down off the rest of the campaign as a result of a thigh drawback,
Pulis can need to use the depth of his squad as he appearance for a 3rd ordered league win.
Stoke manager Nathan Jones can have defender Tom Edwards out there once he completed his one-match ban in last weekend’s 2-2 draw with Rotherham.
Edwards was suspended once being sent off for a second reserved offence throughout the 3-1 defeat at city within the previous game.
Skipper Ryan Shawcross vie against the Millers following his recovery from a back drawback as Jones was forced to field four central defenders with no match-fit full-backs out there,
though Moritz Bauer was Associate in Nursing unused substitute and can hope for an opportunity.
Midfielder Tom Ince has uncomprehensible the last 2 games with a hamstring injury and continues to figure his means back.
H2H Middlesbrough vs Stoke City
Middlesbrough have won none of their last four league matches against Stoke (W0 D2 L2) since a 2-1 win in August 2008.
This is the first meeting between the teams at the Riverside Stadium outside the top flight since August 1997, a 1-0 victory for Stoke.
Middlesbrough last hosted Stoke in a league match on Good Friday in 1951, winning 1-0 in the top flight.
Score Prediction: Middlesbrough 2-1 Stoke City