Middlesbrough will want to kick start their season by securing the three points against league leaders West Brom tomorrow afternoon. Jonathan Woodgate’s side are currently 20th in the table.
In contrast, Slaven Bilic has gotten off to an excellent start as Baggies boss with his team having lost just once in the opening eleven league fixtures of the season.
Boro will once again be without George Friend who is still up to a month away from making a return after surgery. Hayden Coulson (thigh) is closing in on a first-team comeback but tomorrow’s game has come too early. Rudy Gestede is a major doubt after a recurrence of a hamstring injury.
Middlesbrough’s Predicted XI To Face West Brom:
Randolph, Dijksteel, Ayala, Fry, Bola, Howson, Clayton, McNair, Tavernier, Assombalonga, Fletcher
West Brom will have Kieran Gibbs (toe) and Kenneth Zohore (calf) missing for the game at the Riverside Stadium but Bilic will welcome back Ahmed Hegazi after the Egyptian’s recovery from an ankle injury.
West Brom’s Predicted XI:
Johnstone, Furlong, Hegazi, Bartley, Ferguson, Livermore, Pereira, Sawyers, Phillips, Austin, Diangana
The bookmakers have the Baggies as the favourites with Betfred pricing them at 21/20 to get the win. A draw is 27/10 with BetVictor while a victory for Boro is 11/4 at Bet365.
Predicted Score – 2-1 to West Brom