Despite their shocking recent form, this is a huge game for Middlesbrough. A win could see them shoot up to seventh place in the table – just two points behind an elusive playoff spot and the excitement of potential promotion to the Premier League.
Cardiff on the other hand are much further down the table. They sit 19th, but a win could see them shoot up two places. They appear to be safe from the drop, but at this late stage of the season – every point counts.
This should be an exciting encounter, so – here’s everything you need to know about Middlesbrough against Cardiff.
For those wondering, Middlesborough vs Cardiff will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2022 at the Riverside. The match will kick off at 7:45 pm UK time.
How To Watch
Football fans in England who cannot attend the game will be over the moon to hear that this game will be televised live on Sky Sports.
You need to have an account or a day pass to access the live stream, so make sure you have everything you need prior to kick-off.
Chris Wilder’s side will be without key centre-half Dael Fry after he suffered a calf injury at the beginning of April. He’s set to return hopefully in early May.
Cardiff have also suffered a loss this month with first-choice keeper Alex Smithies suffering a leg injury. He’s still unavailable, meaning backup Dillon Phillips will keep his place.
Cardiff also have long term injuries in Isaac Vassel and Sean Morrison. Neither side has any suspensions they need to worry about.
Middlesbrough Predicted XI:
Daniels; Dijksteel, Bamba, McNair; Jones, Tavernier, Howson, Bola; McGree; Watmore, Balogun
Cardiff City Predicted XI:
Phillips; Ng, Nelson, Denham; Drameh, Vaulks, Wintle, Bagan; Doyle; Colwill, Hugill
Head to Head
Middlesbrough Win – 8
Draw – 2
Cardiff Win – 7
The bookie’s odds are as follows.
Middlesbrough to win: 3/5
Cardiff to win: 9/2
Prediction: Middlesbrough 2 – 1 Cardiff
Despite both sides being in absolutely shocking form – Middlesbrough are clear favourites to win this one and we agree. It will certainly be a close one, but Wilder will be looking to kickstart their form again leading up to the end of the season and this is the perfect midweek opportunity to do so.
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