Middlesbrough vs Tottenham
English Premier League.
Date: Saturday, 24 September, 2016,
Kick-off: 15:00
Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough.

Middlesbrough suffered their second straight defeat last weekend when they were thrashed 3-1 by an inform Everton. A defeat against Crystal Palace in the preceding week and a draw against West Brom put them on a three match win-less run as they prepare for a tough test at home against Tottenham. They sit at 13th in the league table, just 2 points clear of the relegation zone.

The Spurs are unbeaten in the league with 2 wins and 3 draws from their 5 matches so far. But they are dealt with a blow by the news of Harry Kane’s latest injury which will keep him out for at least 2 months. Despite their unbeaten run, Spurs have struggled to score on a regular basis this season. The 4 goals against Stoke City on fourth match week is the only time they managed to score more than 1 goal this season.

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham: Head-to-Head Stats

Middlesbrough have won only once in the last 9 meetings with Tottenham in all competitions. The lone win had come in their latest meeting at the Riverside Stadium on August 2008 by a 2008, the same season that they got relegated to the Championship.

The Boro can boast of a better record while playing at home against Tottenham. They were beaten just once in the last 11 Premier League fixtures, while they managed 4 wins and 6 draws.

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham: Prediction

Tottenham may be the better side on paper and bookies favourites to win this one. But this is going to a very difficult match for them, especially with the latest injury to Harry Kane. Besides, they are also without Eric Dier, Moussa Dembele and Danny Rose.

While Middlesbrough have lost just once in the last 11 home meetings against the Spurs. With Tottenham struggling to find enough shots on goal, the hosts could escape with the share of the spoils here.

Middlesbrough vs Tottenham: Prediction

Double chance – Middlesbrough/Draw at 1.83 (5/6)
Correct Score 1-1 at Full Time at 6.50 (11/2).