Middlesbrough faces Tottenham Hotspur at the Riverside
Middlesbrough faces Tottenham Hotspur at the Riverside in a game from the third round of the FA Cup. Let’s take a look at it in our sure win prediction today.
Managed by the former English international Jonathan Woodgate, Middlesbrough are currently 16th in the Championship with 33 points won. Boro didn’t start the season in the best way possible, but lately they have been in an incredible form winning four consecutive times in the Championship. If they manage to keep this level of performance, Middlesbrough could even fight for a Top 6 place and participation in the playoffs.
In the previous round of the Championship Boro paid a visit to Preston North End and enjoyed a comfortable 2-0 win. Rudy Gestede opened the score for the visitors, while Ashley Fletcher doubled their lead.
This is going to be Jose Mourinho’s first FA Cup game since his appointment at Tottenham Hotspur. So far the Special One managed to win this competition only once – in 2007, so most likely he’s going to be motivated to repeat this success with Spurs.
Few days ago Tottenham lost their visit to Southampton at the St. Mary’s, which was dissapointing for the visitors. Danny Ings put the ball behind Paulo Gazzaniga’s back after just 17 minutes of playing and Spurs were unable to answer this.
Harry Kane and Tanguy Ndombele got injured against the Saints, which is Mourinho’s biggest problem at the moment. The captain Hugo Lloris remains sidelined as well, while Ben Davies and Danny Rose are still recovering, too.
In our sure win prediction today we believe that despite of their shaky results lately, Tottenham Hotspur won’t get eliminated by the FA Cup on Sunday. We don’t exclude the option of a draw at the Riverside, but we believe that Spurs will find a way to progress in the competition.