CONFIRMED: Cardiff City v Middlesbrough line-ups – Chelsea-owned youngster and Macheda start!

Cardiff City Stadium

Here is how Cardiff City and Middlesbrough will line up for their Championship clash tonight, featuring Chelsea-owned defender Kenneth Omeruo and former Manchester United striker Federico Macheda.

Cardiff City will be looking to bounce back from their heavy defeat at the weekend when they take on Middlesbrough at home in the Championship tonight.

The Bluebirds stumbled to a 4-2 loss to Norwich City at the Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday to slip to 15th in the league table with eight points from six matches.

Prior to that defeat, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side had drawn 1-1 with fellow relegated team Fulham at Craven Cottage. As a matter of fact, Cardiff have won only one of their last four competitive matches and are in desperate need of a lift-up.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough will head into tonight’s match on the back of a 2-1 away victory over Huddersfield Town. The win at the John Smith's Stadium saw Aitor Karanka’s side recover from their 1-0 home defeat to Reading just before the two-week international break.

Like Cardiff, Middlesbrough are keen on gaining promotion back to the Premier League at the end of this season.

However, Middlesbrough are marginally better off than the Welsh outfit at the moment, having picked up nine points from six matches so far to be stationed in 11th position in the table.

It promises to be an exciting game at the Cardiff City Stadium tonight, and here is how the two teams will line up:

Cardiff City XI:

Middlesbrough XI:

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