Middlesbrough chase promotion

Middlesbrough chase promotion

Middlesbrough goes against a mid-table squad, Bristol City, in a match that could inch them closer to being promoted. Bristol on the other hand is just looking to earn wins in order to at least improve their standings, in preparations for the next round. In the league table, Middlesbrough is at the fourth spot with 67 points. They are currently six points behind the team in the second spot. Despite the point difference, they still remain hopeful for a Premier League promotion. Meanwhile, Bristol is at the 13th with 52 points across their names, and are hopeful for a win here. This meeting will be on April 11, 2023, at 12:30 AM (GMT+8), with Bristol as hosts.

These two teams already shared 86 meetings across all competitions, with the visitors dominating these matches. From those 86 meetings, the visitors had 35 wins from the hosts’ 28 wins. However, coming into this match, the hosts are looking to get their second consecutive win. Last season, it was them who took home the victory, and are now aiming to get consecutive wins for the first time since 2017. As for the visitors, they have won four of their last 16 league matches against the hosts. This is a record they are aiming to maintain, in order to be closer to their aim.


EFL Championship: Middlesbrough
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Middlesbrough is a team who really need wins right now, as they have dropped at the fourth of the league table. This is the result of their back-to-back defeats, but they are still fortunate that they are still one of the top four teams. In addition to this, they remain to be winless in their last seven league matches. This is a record they finally want to put an end to, as it may cost them to drop deeper in the league table. From their 40 games, they were able to record 67 points. However, since the sudden drop of their games, they are now contesting for a place to be promoted. Fortunately for them, they have an impressive squad, where they can rely on to win their matches.

Middlesbrough only have one injury concern, Matt Clarke, who have yet to recover from his back injury, until the final matches of the season.

Bristol City

EFL Championship: Bristol City

For the first time in four games, Bristol finally earned a victory, when they won against Stoke City on their last match. It was a 2-1 victory for Bristol, where they were a goal down, but were able to come back and eventually win that match. Those goals are courtesy of late goals from Zak Vyner and Anis Mehmeti. That win is already enough to boost their confidence coming into this game, a sit is a hard-earned victory. However, that win is just their 13th win in the league this season, from their 40 matches. They are currently with 52 points across their names, which puts them at the 13th of the league table. A victory in this match could bring them at the 11th of the league table with 55 points.

Unlike Middlesbrough, Bristol has a lot of occupants in their treatment room. Omar Taylor-Clarke left their last match after just 21-minutes due to his injury. Sam Bell on the other hand was also taken out after experiencing a cramp. They joined Rob Atkinson, Joe Williams, Ayman Benarous, Alex Scott, Kal Naismith, and Tomas Kalas in the treatment room. Mark Sykes on the other hand is still serving his four-game ban.


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