Premier League 14th round. Middlesbrough (16th, 12 points) receives the visit of Hull City (19th place, 11 points) in a fierce duel from relegation. 12-15 goal difference hosts and guests 11-28 after several defeats categorical.
Middlesbrough has just one win at home this season, and that attacking players morale. Team get points and in unexpected places, and Alvaro Negredo started to score. He acts as complete striker in attack and in a good day, can tip the balance decisively. Boro stuck to a game on the wing with a large place. Red and white on the central axis may be surprised where crowded Hull game. More quality in midfield but his hosts were Karanka.
Hull marks the hard and the trust is for the hosts
Middlesbrough are trying to meet the desired style by Karanka, with great walking and building elaborate, but it does not work when your opponent leads. How Boro had often seek the equalizer, the idea of construction has lost meaning. Therefore Northerners have a style so inconsistent and can produce surprises, and unpleasant. Hull not in shape and appears to be a serious candidate for relegation, with four defeats in the last six games. The hosts have three draws and a win in last 6 rounds. Boro missed last round victory in overtime at Leicester, where he led until the final stages. Hull drew with WBA 1-1.
Negredo can decide the match for Boro
Neither of the two has a great exuberance in the attack. Middlesbrough is Negredo’s top scorer with three goals, while Hull’s is Snodgrass, with 4. Much of the offensive rather harmless matches grandes, which hardly can surprise each other. Both hosts and guests tend to shoot more from distance, but both have good goalkeepers.
Balance is directly on the side of Hull: 4-2 last six duels
Hull lost the last four Premier League trips and rarely scored. Bet “under 2.5 goals” was the winner in last 4 direct Middlesbrough – Hull and tendency to parties on the “Riverside” is one defensive. The hosts are without a win in 10 of their last 11 league matches, which means it is not exactly advisable to bet on their victory. But this selection provides a large share, and the success of Boro’s disability rate is close to 3. 5 of the last 6 games not marked Ambela direct teams and the balance 4-2 to Hull. Most duels took place in the Championship, the second English league.
There are problems with the players at Hull, where Mbokani is suspended. Lenihan Hernández 50% 75% 50% Mason Maloney McGregor 75% and 75% are uncertain and bring headaches Mike Phelan. Middlesbrough missing only Friend. Gaston Ramirez and Alvaro Negredo lead the attack.
Middlesbrough: Valdes – Barragan, Chambers, Gibson, Fabio – Forshaw, De Roon – Traore, Ramirez, Downing – Negredo
Hull: Marshall – Elmohamady, Davies, Dawson, Robertson – Snodgrass, Livermore, Mason, Clucas – Henriksen – Diomande