Our prediction for this Championship match:
Wycombe quickly bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Bristol City, with the team recording a very important 2-1 win over Cardiff City in their last game of the year. The Chairboys are determined to secure the Championship survival, but they need to keep on improving their game if they are to avoid relegation to the English second tier. The good news for the hosts is that midfielder Alexander Pattison has served his three-game ban.
The Boro, on the other hand, recorded three wins in the previous four league fixtures, but they were beaten by Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Matchday 22. Middlesbrough aim to move a little closer to the playoffs berth, but given Wycombe’s display in the victory over Bristol City, share of spoils is on the cards at Adams Park. This will be the first meeting between the two clubs since 1998 when they played out a 1-1 draw in the Worthington Cup.
Highlighted Player (Jason McCarthy):
Jason McCarthy is a product of the famous Southampton youth academy. McCarthy started his youth career in his hometown club back in 2002 and he made his senior debut with the Saints in the Premier League on December 26, 2014, coming as a substitute for Nathaniel Clyne in a 3-1 away victory at Crystal Palace.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at Wycombe Wanderers and Walsall, the English defender signed a three-year deal with Barnsley in the summer of 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Jason McCarthy was struggling to secure a first-team football at the Oakwell stadium outfit and, as a result, he returned to Wycombe Wanderers on August 9, 2018, penning a three-year contract with the League One side.
His preferred foot is right, his main position centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. Jason McCarthy was born in Southampton on November 7, 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.