EFL Champions :
Date : 03 AUG 2019
Time : 02:45 AM
Match : Luton vs Middlesbrough
Prediction : 3:3
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Kenilworth Road will host Friday’s football game between Luton and Middlesbrough, who face each other at the start of the 2019/2020 Championship season. The Hatters impressed in the 2018/2019 League One campaign, with the team finishing the process in top position in the standings, three points clear of second-placed Barnsley. Graeme Jones’ troops are ready for their Championship debut and we are positive that they are going to leave their hearts on the field in the opening match of the season. The likes of Simon Sluga, Callum McManaman, Martin Cranie, Brendan Galloway and Ryan Tunnicliffe joined the club earlier this summer.
The Boro, on the other hand, aim to return to the English top flight, but seeing that they are not regarded as good travelers, we are tempted to put our money on draw. In their last meeting in a competitive match Middlesbrough recorded a 2-1 win over Luton Town.
HIGHLIGHTED PLAYER (PADDY MCNAIR):
Following in the footsteps of his compatriot Jonny Evans, Paddy McNair joined the Manchester United academy in 2011 and he was surprisingly handed first team debut by Louis van Gaal at the start of the 2014/2015 season.
Despite his fragile age, the talented central defender has been putting in some very mature performances ever since, and everything suggests he could go on to become an important player at Old Trafford in years to come. After representing a number of youth sides, McNair made his first appearance for the Northern Ireland senior national team in a March 2015 friendly vs Scotland, before making another three outings as his side secured their place at the Euro 2016 finals.
Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill surprisingly played McNair in holding midfield in the March 2016 friendly vs Wales. After the youngster impressed in the middle of the park, O’Neill went on to suggest that the Manchester United starlet may be used in midfield rather than defence in years to come in the national team.
HIGHLIGHTED TEAM (MIDDLESBROUGH):
Middlesbrough is a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of England’s league system in the modern history. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the club’s main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well.
Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2). However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough.
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