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Stoke City and Middlesbrough meet forces at Britannia Stadium, in a match for the 39th round of the Championship. In the last head ‑ to ‑ head for this edition of the league, on 20‑12‑2019, Middlesbrough won at home by (2‑1). The history of recent direct confrontations is favorable to the visiting team, which registers 2 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in the last 5 matches. In this match the home factor may be decisive, since both teams present considerable differences in the results achieved at home and as a visitor.
Stoke City :
After 12 wins, 6 draws and 19 losses, the home team is currently in 17th position, with 42 points won. In their last match, they defeated Hull City at home by (5‑1), after in the previous match they had tied (1‑1) away, in a match against Luton Town. This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 4 wins, 2 draws and 9 losses as a visitor, with 17 goals scored and 24 suffered; against 8 victories, 2 draws and 5 defeats in his stadium, with 25 goals scored and 15 suffered. For the championship, Stoke City conquered 20 points in 30 possible, after 6 wins, 2 draws and 2 defeats in the last 10 games played in their stadium. His offense has scored consistently, as he has scored goals in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 37 games in this competition, he only got 2 comebacks in the 16 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 19 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have suffered 9 of their 24 goals between minutes (61′ ‑ 75 ‘).
Stoke City came to this match with a draw, a ball, in the visit to the Reading arena, thus adding the fifth consecutive game without losing in this English second division: Powell scored the team’s only goal. In this game against Middlesbrough, coach Michael O’Neill should favor possession maintenance and flank attacks. Tom Ince is one of the most dangerous players on the home team as he is very fast and skilled in heads-up play. On the other hand, Sam Clucas is the top scorer, with 10 goals. For this game the coach cannot count on Allen, Cousins and Verlinden, all due to injury.
After 9 wins, 14 draws and 14 defeats, the visiting team is currently in 19th place, with 41 points won. In their last match, they beat Charlton Athletic away by (0‑1), after in the previous match they had tied at home, in a match against Nottingham Forest, by (2‑2). This is a stronger team with the support of their fans, since in the last 30 games they have recorded 3 wins, 4 draws and 8 losses as a visitor, with 15 goals scored and 23 suffered; against 4 wins, 8 draws and 3 losses in his stadium, with 15 goals scored and 14 suffered. In their last 10 away games for the championship, Middlesbrough has recorded 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses, so they have won 11 points in 30 possible. In their away matches for the league, the most frequent final result at half-time was 1‑0 (9 in 19 games). The team allowed the opponent goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so he was not very strong defensively. In 37 matches in this competition, he only got 1 comeback in the 22 games in which he suffered the first goal. In the last 18 home matches for this competition there is 1 period that stands out: they have scored 8 of their 19 goals between minutes (61’ ‑ 75 ‘).
The away team comes into this game with a 0-3 home loss to Swansea, ending two straight games without losing in this English second division. In this Stoke home game, coach Jonathan Woodgate must favor defensive organization and direct balls to attack, however he must sometimes have the initiative of the game: Lewis Wing is the brain of the team, being responsible for organize and create the offensive process. Ashley Fletcher is Middlesbrough’s top scorer with eight goals scored. Outside this game will be Daniel Ayala, due to injury.
Stoke vs Middlesbrough head to head matches
20.12.19 CHA Middlesbrough Stoke 2 : 1
19.04.19 CHA Middlesbrough Stoke 1 : 0
03.11.18 CHA Stoke Middlesbrough 0 : 0
04.03.17 PL Stoke Middlesbrough 2 : 0
13.08.16 PL Middlesbrough Stoke 1 : 1