Our prediction for this Championship match:
Hull City will look to make amends for a 1-0 loss to Blackburn Rovers when they take on Middlesbrough in the Championship round 19. The Tigers failed to extend their winning run to three games, but it has to be noted that they missed a couple of changes to score the equalizer in the second half. All Callum Elder, Benjamin Tette, Allahyar Sayyadmanesh, and Harvey Vale are sidelined with injuries, while top scorer Oscar Estupinan should be recalled to the starting XI.
The Boro, on the other hand, have remained in the danger zone following a 2-1 loss to Preston. New boss Michael Carrick is eager to record his first win as the Riverside Stadium outfit manager, but beating the Tigers on the road is easier said than done. A close encounter is on the cards, and we believe that punters from all around the globe can find value in betting on draw. Both Matt Crooks and Duncan Watmore are pushing for recalls, speaking of the away team.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
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.