West Brom will look to build on their 4-0 thrashing of Everton and take on the Boro boys with a renewed confidence. Boro won’t capitulate in the same way Everton did though!
Middlesbrough Team News:
Mendieta is struggling to be fit with a calf strain and Schwarzer faces a late fitness test.(from): Schwarzer, Jones, Knight, Parnaby, Queudrue, Pogatetz, Southgate, Ehiogu, Riggott, Bates, Doriva, Boateng, Mendieta, Rochemback, Kennedy, Morrison, Johnson, Nemeth, Maccarone, Hasselbaink, Viduka, Yakubu.
Player to watch: Hasselbaink
He’s started scoring again, and when he goes on a run, he is lethal.
West Bromwich Albion Team News:
Goalkeer Chris Kirkland is still out so Kuszczak will play. Paul Robinson returns from a three match ban but says he is taking nothign for granted with regards to a first team recall as Robson might keep faith with the same team who beat Everton 4-0 last weekend. (from): Kuszczak, Watson, Clement, Davies, Albrechtsen, Robinson, Greening, Inamoto, Wallwork, Kamara, Kanu, Horsfield, Ellington, Earnshaw, Hoult, Scimeca, Gaardsoe, Moore, Johnson, Carter.
Player to watch: Kanu
Be interesting to see if he plays. Always thought he looked great for Arsenal, where did it all go wrong – and does anyone care?!
Match Facts & Stats
Boro are 11th with 18 points and could rise to 8th.
WBA are 16th with 11 points and could either rise to 14th or fall to 18th.
Last season: Middlesbrough 4-0 West Bromwich Albion.
Head to heads at the Riverside have Boro with 2 wins, 0 losses and 0 draws.
Peter Walton. 3 matches, 0 reds, 7 yellows.
Home win. The Baggies will give Boro a run for their money, but I can’t see a repeat of last weeks shock win.
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