HUL Vs MID Dream 11 Prediction: Two sides in a quagmire look to give their supporters something to finally cherish as the season wraps up.
For both Hull City and Middlesbrough, this season has been one old long predicament. It become clear very early on that these sides were going to be nothing more than pushovers in this edition of the Championship, a narrative both have stayed true to with harrowing performances which have resulted in chastening defeats for the side.
Sitting right in the bottom places of the league, the season has only stretched on for both the clubs. The restart for either side was nothing but a chance to try out new players and help imbed in place a foundation for the upcoming sortie as they looked to finally get the monkey off their backs.
Hull City though have faltered in this task shambolically, completely falling apart and losing their way since the league has returned to England. From what should have been one last late surge for them, the club has failed to register a single win in their last five encounters to slip all the way down into the relegation zone.
Biting off more than they could chew, Hull City have completely let their attacking docket this season. The defence has opened up, allowing sides to come and toy around with them, something which was amply visible in the side’s 3-3 draw the last time around.
Luckily for them though, Middlesbrough can neither score nor defend, a match which should allow the home side to pull off the one point on the day.
Probable Playing 11
- Ayala will be absent for the day’s encounter with the player struggling with an injury currently.
Long, Elder, Burke, Wijs, Pennington, Scout, Kane, Batty, Wilks, Lopes, Josh
Stojanovic, Johnson, Friend, Fry, Spence, Howson, Wing, Patrick, Marcus, Roberts, Fletcher
Match: Hull City Vs Middlesbrough
Date And Time: 3rd July, Thursday- 9:30m IST
Venue: KCOM Stadium, Hull
Top Goal Scorer
- Bowen: 16 Goals, 7 Assists
- Fletcher: 9 Goals, 5 Assists
Birmingham Vs Hull City: 3-3
Stoke City Vs Middlesbrough: 0-2
At a time when Middlesbrough could have easily found themselves dragged down in the relegation scrape as well, the club has managed to rake up two wins in their last three encounters. The foregone 2-0 win over Stoke City was a result of Dejan Stojanovic’s defensive resillinace, one which sees us make him our shot stopper for the encounter.
With the 6 assists in his kitty this season, Jonny Howson has emerged as a crucial name for Middlesbrough. The defender has been responsible for not only providing defensive acumen to the side but assisting them in the attacking ambit as well with his ability to transition the ball from defence to attack serving the side well.
While Hull City have been defensively weak and timid this season, this could easily end up being a tie where they garner an elusive cleansheet. They are up against a side which has a frugal 39 goals in 39 matches, a side Hull City’s Jordy de Wijs and Callum Elder will be quietly confident of shunning from scoring.
At a time when Hull City have been devoid of the services of their main attacking names, Leo Lopes has emerged as a diamond in the dark for them. The player has provided much relief assistance to a side devoid of its wordclass names with the player scoring the last time around in their 3-3 draw.
He’s partnered up by Malik Wilkes while the opposition will also see us opt for the two names. We begin with the flair filled Lewis Wing who has accrued the 7 goals to his name with Marcus Tavernier on the other hand providing him pinch perfect support to garner four assists this season.
A staggering 9 goals and 5 assists for the visitors’ striker meant Ashley Fletcher was always going to nail down his spot in our Dream 11 side from the team. Elsewhere, with a goal apiece to their name in the bygone affair, the electric partnership of Josh Magennis and James Scott will canter its way into our docket from Hull City.
Captain And Vice-Captain
With 9 goals this season, it was only prudent to make Fletcher our captain for today while Josh is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Dejan, Elder, Howson, Wijs, Lopes, Wing, Wilkes, Marcus, Fletcher, Scott, Josh
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Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.