Middlesbrough vs Brentford

This afternoon sees Middlesbrough play their second home game in a week as they host Brentford at The Riverside Stadium.



After their first defeat in seven games against Norwich on Tuesday, Middlesbrough will be hoping to get back to winning ways today.

After a mistake by Dael Fry, Cameron Jerome picked the ball off the young centre-half and played a ball to James Maddison and the Norwich City youngster hit a shot from the edge of the box which beat Boro keeper Darren Randolph.

The visitors today however go into this game on the back of a three game league unbeaten run.

After falling behind one-nil to Derby on Tuesday, Brentford had Ollie Watkins to thank to extend Brentford’s run as he scored a late equaliser in the 86th minute for the Bees.


Last Time Out

Brentford 0-1 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough had Daniel Ayala to thank as he scored a second half header at Griffin Park to take all three points back up to Teesside.

After a slow start to the game where Boro were under a lot of pressure Daniel Ayala popped up with the only goal of the game to take all three points back up north.


Team News

Middlesbrough have no new fresh injury woes for this game and Garry Monk could give Martin Braithwaite his first start since coming back from injury after an impressive cameo against Norwich in midweek.



After losing in midweek, its fair to say Boro have to get back to winning ways.

Brentford will come to The Riverside to play ‘proper football’ and I think they will frustrate Boro at times but ultimately I think the Teessiders will come out on top.

Middlesbrough 1-0 Brentford

Result: Middlesbrough 2-2 Brentford 

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By Jake Self

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