The last time they faced each other two seasons ago in the championship, but since then there have been many changes in the squads of both teams, although we should also mention that Middlesbrough is in home games against Brighton in a series of two defeats and draws. On the other hand, they have celebrated away four times in a row, so they will certainly start this duel highly motivated to finally record a home win over Brighton, as this would also mean the entry into the second round of the FA Cup.
In the final round, they have eliminated another first division side, Sunderland, while in the championship they are in a series of five wins and two defeats, resulting in them battling for the relegation relegation spots as they are only two points off the table sixth Sheffield United have. At the end of last year, the experienced coach Pulis was obliged and currently he has no problems with the defeats, which is why we expect Brighton to score the strongest.
Unlike Middlesbrough, Premier League star Brighton is in a bad mood for this match as they are currently in a championship series of three defeats and two draws, while they only celebrated a home win against Crystal Palace in the FA Cup which has the effect that they currently have only one point ahead of the relegation-endangered teams. This means in practice that they will need to go up a gear as the championship progresses, while coach Hughton will likely face a combined line-up in the FA Cup game.
Even with their second cast, they would have to be better than second division Middlesbrough, but perhaps their biggest problem is that they have been playing much better at home since the start of the season than in the distance, so they definitely have to play much more aggressive and offensive when playing the Riverside Want to leave the stadium undefeated. Midfielder Sidwell is injured due to injury and, for the same reason, new striker Locadia is questionable.
Middlesbrough – Brighton TIP
Although he receives the first division Brighton at home, the second division Middlesbrough will certainly do his best to come to the triumph in this encounter, especially since his rival is currently much more concerned with the fight for relegation.
Tip: Asian Handicap 0 Middlesbrough