Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a 1-1 draw with Sunderland, Middlesbrough will look to move closer to the playoffs berth when they take on Bristol City on Matchday 31. The Boro are only four points behind the playoffs berth and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at the Robins. The good news for the hosts is that forward Riley McGree is back from international duty, but all Isaiah Jones, Tom Smith, Emmanuel Latte Lath, and Derragh Lenihan continue to miss out with injuries.
Liam Manning’s troops, on the other hand, failed to win the previous six league matches. As Bristol City had no more than one shot on target in a 1-0 loss to Leeds United, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing hosts. All Scott Twine, Mark Sykes, Kal Naismith, Rob Atkinson, and Ayman Benarous are out of contention through injuries.
Highlighted Player (Nathan Baker):
Nathan Baker is a product of Aston Villa football academy. The left-footed defender played 115 games for Aston Villa in the league and it has to be noted that he scored only goal for the club during his spell at Villa Park. Nathan Baker is used as both centre-back and left-back and the 189-cm-tall footballer is very good in the air.
Nathan Baker was born in Worcester, England on April 23, 1991 and he currently plays for Bristol City in the Championship. After ending his loan spell with the Robins, he signed a permanent deal with the club on July 28, 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Nathan Baker has yet to make his debut for England national team, but he has three caps for England U21 team.
Nathan Baker made his debut for the under-21 squad against Iceland back in 2011. The English footballer has a contract with Bristol City which expires on June 30, 2021.
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.