Middlesbrough V West Ham

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    Middlesbrough V West Ham

    Post  Jiggs on Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:15 am

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    Middlesbrough could hand Patrick Bamford his second debut when they host West Ham United on Saturday.



    Boro, who have the fourth best defence in the Premier League but have scored just 17 goals - a league low - have struggled to find the balance between attack and defence.
    However, they are four points above the relegation zone and have won three of their last six home Premier League matches.
    West Ham are 10 points worse off than at this stage last season.


    Slaven Bilic's side were dropping towards the bottom three after a run of three straight league defeats, but last weekend's 3-0 win over Crystal Palace has eased some of the pressure on the former Croatia boss.


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    Bamford, who scored 19 times in 44 appearances on loan for the club during the 2014-15 season, has played little football in the last 18 months after making temporary moves to Crystal Palace, Norwich and Burnley and is likely to be involved only as a substitute.Daniel Ayala sits out the second game of his three-match ban, while fellow defender Antonio Barragan (hamstring) and midfielder Gaston Ramirez (knee) remain on the sidelines.


    West Ham striker Andy Carroll hopes to shake off a neck injury in time to make the trip.
    Defenders Winston Reid and Sam Byram and winger Sofiane Feghouli have also sat out training this week with knocks, but Bilic expects all four players to be available.


    Middlesbrough have never failed to score in any of their 11 Premier League home games against West Ham.
    In fact, Middlesbrough are the only side West Ham have visited at least 10 times without keeping a clean sheet in the Premier League.


    The Hammers have won four of their last six Premier League games, as many as they had in their previous 18 matches.


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    Re: Middlesbrough V West Ham

    Post  Jiggs on Sun Jan 22, 2017 12:26 am

    Boro have the fourth best defence in the league. So with Daniel Ayala and Antonio Barragan out with an injury and a ban we really need to take advantage today.


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    Re: Middlesbrough V West Ham

    Post  Blakey on Sun Jan 22, 2017 8:42 pm

    We did Jiggles, we did 
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    Re: Middlesbrough V West Ham

    Post  Kray JR on Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:36 am



    I fancied a 3-0 for some reason but will take 3-1.

    Decent performance and a bit of a break now to get fit before the next game.

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