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MATCH PREVIEW: Middlesbrough v Albion

31 January 2017

Everything you need to know ahead of Tuesday's trip to Teesside

ALBION's Premier League season continues on Tuesday as they make the trip to the Riverside Stadium to face Middlesbrough (ko 7.45pm).

The opposition

The Teessiders won promotion back to the Premier League in May 2016 after a seven-year absence. And Aitor Karanka's side have settled quickly to life back in the top-flight. Four points clear of the drop in 16th place, Boro are performing as many would have expected. A win would lift them above Champions Leicester City. 

Last time out

The Baggies and Boro played out a 0-0 draw at The Hawthorns in August. Since then, the Baggies have gone on to win 18 points from a possible 27 at home.

James McClean in action against Middlesbrough in August

Team news

After FIFA dismissed Cameroon complaints, Allan Nyom returned to action in Albion's 2-0 win over Sunderland last weekend. Jonny Evans will again face a late fitness test.

Both Gaston Ramirez and Antonio Barragan are both major doubts for the hosts.

Stats

Albion have won nine, drawn four and lost just two of their games against sides below them in Premier League table.

In the last five games between the two sides, Middlesbrough have failed to score. The Baggies have netted 11 times.

From the archive

Albion ended Middlesbrough's unbeaten Championship home record in style in September 2009 with a thumping 5-0 victory. Brunt (2), Mulumbu, Bednar and Thomas were on target at the Riverside.


Head to head

Albion's record against Middlesbrough stands at W33, D21 and L38.

Ticket news

Tickets are now on general sale.

The Baggies have been handed an allocation of 1,530 and seats are priced at £30 adults, £20 seniors (65 and over) and £17 juniors (under-18s).

Get yours online (click here), in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or by calling 0121 227 2227.

Follow the game

The game will kick off at 7.45pm with comprehensive coverage available across all of the Club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA
Facebook - West Bromwich Albion
Snapchat - wbafc_official
Instagram - wba

You can also listen to live commentary on Albion Player with Dave Bowler and Gez Mulholland talking you through the action.


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