Middlesbrough: Dimi, Kalas, Gibson, Ayala, Friend, Reach, Leadbitter, Clayton, Bamford, Tomlin, Kike
Subs: Mejias, Husband, Ledesma, Whitehead, Adomah, Vossen, Woodgate
Cardiff City: Moore, Brayford, Connolly, Morrison, Turner (c), Whittingham, Gunnarsson, Adeyemi, Noone, Harris, Revell
Subs: Wilson, Fabio, John, Ralls, Macheda, Jones, Le Fondre
Middlesbrough have a great opportunity to put some pressure on Bournemouth and Ipswich at the top of the Championship this evening as they host Cardiff.
Aitor Karanka’s side have been in good form so far this season and will be looking to cash in after a solid win against Huddersfield Town in their last game.
A win tonight for the home team puts them level on points with Ipswich and just a single point behind league leaders Bournemouth, who are the team to catch at the moment.
Cardiff have a worse record in attack and defence when compared to Middlesbrough but it’s a good chance for them to climb up the table.
Cardiff went down 3-2 in their last game against Norwich City, which would have been a hard result to take, but they need to forget about that quickly and focus on registering three more important points in this game.