Our prediction for this Championship match:
Saturday’s football game at Ashton Gate Stadium pits together Bristol City and Middlesbrough, the two teams who are almost level on points in the Championship table. The Robins were having their ups and downs before the international break, with the team losing to Cardiff City, beating Sheffield Wednesday, while sharing the spoils with Queens Park Rangers. Liam Manning’s troops aim to move closer to the playoffs berth, but this match will be anything but a walk in the park for the home side. All Haydon Roberts, Joe Williams, Andy King, Nahki Wells, Ross McCrorie, Rob Atkinson, and Ayman Benarous should miss out with injuries.
The Boro, on the other hand, did well to beat league leaders Leicester at home in their last league match, but beating Bristol City on the road is easier said than done. Taking everything into account, we predict that the two sides are going to share the spoils in Saturday’s clash. The visitors will be without Marcus Forss, Tom Smith, Darragh Lenihan, Riley McGree, and Lewis O’Brien this time out.
Highlighted Player (Nahki Wells):
Born on June 1, 1990 in Hamilton, Bermuda, Nahki Wells is a 170-cm-tall attacker who plays for the Bermuda national team. Wells is a product of Dandy Town Hornets youth academy and he continued playing for the Bermudan side at senior level.
The experienced striker played for the likes of Bermuda Hogges, Eccleshill United and Carlisle United before joining Bradford City in 2011. After spending three seasons at Valley Parade, Nahki Wells signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Huddersfield Town in the winter of 2014. In 2017 he moved to Burnley, but he played for Queens Park Rangers as a loan footballer in the 2018/2019 season.
Speaking of his international career, Wells made his debut for the Bermuda national team in 2007. He scored his first ever goal for Bermuda in the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Trinidad and Tobago. The Burnley man will represent the Gombey Warriors at the 2019 Gold Cup.
Highlighted Team (Middlesbrough):
Middlesbrough is a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of England’s league system in the modern history. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well.
Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.