Middlesbrough’s injury problems have begun to clear up finally with captain George Friend, Darren Randolph and Ashley Fletcher having returned against QPR last time out.
The likes of George Saville, Paddy McNair and Marcus Tavernier also came out of the international break unscathed after featuring prominently for their countries.
Manager Jonathan Woodgate has, though, confirmed that Ryan Shotton (knee), Rudy Gestede and Marcus Browne (both hamstring) have been ruled out for the game against Hull City on Sunday. Saville also remains suspended for the game after his sending off against Derby.
Boro’s Predicted XI To Face Hull:
Randolph, Howson, Fry, Ayala, Friend, Johnson, McNair, Wing, Tavernier, Assombalonga, Fletcher
The Tigers have just two players unavailable. Jon Toral is out of contention due to a knee injury, while Norbert Balogh remains sidelined with a calf problem.
Hull City’s Predicted XI:
Long, Lichaj, Burke, de Wijs, Elder, Lopes, Irvine, Stewart, Bowler, Bowen, Grosicki
The bookmakers have Boro as slight favourites to get the three points. They are 6/4 at Bet365 for the win with a draw 5/2 with BetVictor. A victory for Hull is currently 19/10 at Betway.