Middlesbrough had to battle their way to three points against Reading last time out, but manager Jonathan Woodgate would have been happy with the resolve that his team showed to grind out a 1-0 win.
Boro face a Cardiff side tomorrow who are unbeaten in their last four games but have drawn their last three in a row. Neil Warnock’s team are always tough to beat at home and the Teessiders will need to be resilient once again.
Woodgate has no new injury concerns heading into the match with Jonny Howson (hernia), Hayden Coulson (thigh), Rudy Gestede (hamstring) and George Friend (adductor) all still unavailable.
Middlesbrough’s Predicted XI To Face Cardiff:
Randolph, Dijksteel, Shotton, Fry, Bola, McNair, Clayton, Wing, Johnson, Assombalonga, Fletcher
Cardiff could welcome back Neil Etheridge to the starting line up after a lengthy spell out with a hamstring injury. Sol Bamba (knee), Marlon Pack (hamstring) and Lee Tomlin (neck) are all said to be close to making a return and could feature this weekend.
Cardiff’s Predicted XI:
Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Flint, Bennett, Hoilett, Ralls, Paterson, Bacuna, Murphy, Glatzel
The bookies have Cardiff as favourites with Betfred pricing them at 11/10 to win. A draw is 5/2 with BetVictor while a victory for Boro is 14/5 at Bet365.
Predicted Score – 1-0 to Cardiff