November 9, 2013



2 - 2



15:00 +00:00, November 9, 2013

The Riverside Stadium, England

Referee: Paul Tierney

Boro look to sting Hornets

Team Stat Comparison

Middlesbrough Watford
Matches Played 43 42
Table Position 13 12
Points 58 60
Goal Difference 9 18
Goals for * 1.5 1.6
Goals against * 0.9 1.5
Last 5 L-W-W-W-W W-W-W-D-W
Last 5 home L-W-W-L-D W-W-D-D-W
Last 5 away W-W-D-D-L W-W-L-L-L
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Middlesbrough | Watford

Competition Stats

Middlesbrough Watford
Goals Albert Adomah 12 Troy Deeney 21
Assists Grant Leadbitter 8 Iketchi Anya 6
Yellows Dean Whitehead 12 Joel Ekstrand 11
Reds Ben Gibson 2 Gabriele Angella 1
Squads: Middlesbrough | Watford

Next Matches

Middlesbrough Watford
4/22 A: Reading 4/21 A: Queens Park Rangers
4/26 H: Barnsley 4/26 A: Derby County
5/3 A: Yeovil Town 4/29 A: Charlton Athletic
5/3 H: Huddersfield Town

Interim Middlesbrough boss Mark Venus has a full squad from which to select for Saturday's Sky Bet Championship clash with Watford.

Boro picked up no fresh injuries in last weekend's 1-0 defeat at Blackburn and Venus will have the luxury of being able to select his strongest XI as the Teessiders attempt to return to winning ways at the Riverside Stadium.

The caretaker manager launched his temporary reign with a 4-0 home victory over Doncaster on October 25 and will be looking for a similarly convincing performance as he attempts to enhance his chances of securing the job on a permanent basis.

Central defender Jonathan Woodgate, the man to whom Venus handed the captain's armband after his appointment, has started the last two games after shaking off a niggling calf problem and is likely to continue having suffered no ill-effects on his return.

New signing George Thorne comes into contention for his Watford debut.

The midfielder arrived this week on a loan deal from West Brom and could be handed his bow at the Riverside as the Hornets look to get back to winning ways.

Manager Gianfranco Zola will certainly be considering changes following last weekend's hugely disappointing 3-0 home defeat to Leicester.

Defender Nyron Nosworthy is nearing his return from an Achilles injury but midfielder Almen Abdi (foot) and long-term absentee Tommie Hoban (ankle) remain absent.