EFL Championship | Southampton VS Middlesbrough; Friday, 29 March at 23:00 GMt +8

Southampton is seeking a repeat of their 4-2 Championship win against Sunderland, where they had 61% possession and 21 shots at goal. Stuart Armstrong, Adam Armstrong, and Joe Rothwell scored for Southampton, while Romaine Mundle and Jobe Bellingham scored for Sunderland. The match has been a busy affair with goalmouth action, with both teams recording 24 goals in their last six games, with 12 goals coming from Southampton.

Middlesbrough’s last match with Blackburn Rovers resulted in a 0-0 draw, with 54% possession and 16 attempts at goal. The team has scored a relatively low number of goals in their last six matches, with an average of 1.83 goals per game. The Boro has an average of 1. The team has not won against Southampton in their last three away league games and has been undefeated in their previous two away matches.

Southampton manager Russell Martin will not be able to use Kamaldeen Sulemana, Juan Larios, and Ross Stewart due to unknown injuries.

Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick is solely concerned about Darragh Lenihan’s ankle surgery, as the team is mostly full-strength.

Predicted lineups:


Goalkeeper: Gavin Bazunu
Defenders: Ryan Manning, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Taylor Harwood-Bellis
Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong, Flynn Downes, Will Smallbone, David Brooks
Forwards: Adam Armstrong, Che Adams


Goalkeeper: Seny Dieng
Defenders: Luke Ayling, Paddy McNair, Matthew Clarke, Lukas Enge
Midfielders: Isaiah Jones, Jonny Howson, Lewis O’Brien, Riley McGree
Forwards: Marcus Forss, Emmanuel Latte Lath

  • Southampton – 4 wins
  • Middlesbrough – 2 wins
  • Draws – —

Over all competition record

EFL Championship Stats

Middlesbrough should have chances to score, but Southampton should secure a 2-1 victory.

Winning probability: Southampton – 60% , Draw – 21% , Middlesbrough – 19%

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