Just three point and one place separate the two teams with the jury still out on Swansea boss Bob Bradley.The Swansea last four matches has involved a staggering 21 Goals with 10 of those going for the new American manager.Middlesbrough vs Swansea Match Information, Manager’s Say, Team News
Aitor Karanka’s side can move six points clear of the Swans with a victory at the Riverside : Here’s what the experts are predicting Middlesbrough have been backed across the board to beat Swansea City at the Riverside tomorrow.
At the usual Premier League predictors from Paul Merson to Micheal Owen believe that Aitor Karanka’s side will get all three points in tomorrow’s crunch showdown.
Boro head into the game three points ahead of the Swans with a better goal difference, meaning a positive result could open up real breathing space between the Teessiders and the drop zone.
Middlesbrough vs Swansea Match Information, Manager’s Say, Team News
Middlesbrough vs Swansea City Match Information
What : England Premier League.
When : kick-off at 15:00 UK; Saturday, 17th December 2016
Venue : Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough .
What the manager say
Middlesbrough head coack Aitor Karanka : “Against Southampton we were as good as them but didn’t win, but against Liverpool they were much better than us in the second half. It was a tough day but we have to forget that.”
“ Especially tomorrow it’s an important game but don’t want to put pressure on as it’s December and we are doing well. The performances have been good playing in the way we have, we will score goals.”
“The main thing for us is to be organized as a team. Swansea score goals but we have to take adventage because they concede as well.”
Swansea manager Bob Bradley : “You look at the table and games against teams that are closer to you do take more importance.”
“But think we can agree that every game is massive for us right now. We understand that the start to the season we have had and the league position we are in make it extra important every time we step on the field.”
“if we can put a little bit of a run together at some point then all of sudden we would be out the bottom three.”
George Friend could return to Middlesbrough’s starting line-up for the vital Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Seansea.
Friend has missed Boro’s last five games since suffering a knee injury last month but having trained through the week, he is lined up to replace Fabio at left-back.
Gaston Ramirez faces late test on the foot injury thet has ruled him out the last two games but striker Cristhian Stuani is still definitely ruled out with an infected foot.
Swansea are not though to have any fresh fitness concern for Saturday’s clash against Middlesbrough at the Riverside.
But Federico Fernandez and Ki Sung-yueng look likely to remain absent as the Swans visit a team just one place above them in the Premier League.
Both player have been recovering from toe injuries South Korean midfielder ki has missed the last four games and they are set to sit out Swansea’s third game in eight days s sequence that began with a convincing victory over fellow strugglers Sunderland before West Brom beat them 3-1.
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