We’re all set for an absolute belter of lunchtime kickoff as high flying sides Middlesbrough and Brighton lock horns at the Amex Arena (KO 12:30).
First takes on second in the Championship and there’s good news for punters and fans as Bet365 report they are live streaming the match for fans to watch through their website lunchtime!
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Brighton’s incredible unbeaten run faces another stern test on Saturday when they take on promotion rivals and current Championship leaders Middlesbrough at the Amex.
The Seagulls are unbeaten in 21 league games this season, their run setting a Championship record.
The South Coast club have drawn their las two games, letting slip 2-1 leads against Derby and QPR to finish with just one point.
Last time out they were cruising 2-0 at Loftus Road only for Charlie Austin to score two second half goals, including an equaliser with two minutes remaining.
The draw saw the club drop to second in the table, level on points with their weekend opponents.
Middlesbrough took advantage of Brighton’s slip as they beat Burnley 1-0 to move top.
The win, against difficult opponents and fellow promotion rivals was very pleasing to manager Aitor Karanka with the Spanish coach telling BBC Tees reporters post game “We have an amazing squad, I have an amazing staff – I have an amazing medical staff. We have an amazing squad, I have an amazing staff – I have an amazing medical staff.”
Middlesbrough are set to be boosted this weekend by the return of centre-back Rhys Williams. The Australian international played for the U21 side earlier in the week and could be in the squad for the trip down South this weekend.
The return of Williams will compensate for the absence of Alex Baptiste. The defender is a long-term absentee after suffering a double fracture of his leg in the summer.
Brighton meanwhile will be without England U21 winger Solly March. The youngster was carried off in the 2-2 draw with Derby with a scan revealing he will now miss the rest of the season with an anterior cruciate ligament injury.
With the games coming thick and fast Brighton boss Chris Hughton could be forgiven for wanting a rest, however the former Newcastle boss is relishing the challenge of getting the club into the Premier League.
“It’s another big game and we’d certainly rather be playing Middlesbrough at home, first against second, than be somewhere further down the table,” said Hughton.
“It’s a great game for the supporters and we’ll need them to be as vocal as they always are.”
We’re all set for a cracker between two of the better teams in the Championship this year.
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