EFL Championship | Middlesbrough VS Leeds United; Tuesday, 23 April at 03:00 GMT +8

Boro, led by former Man Utd midfielder Michael Carrick, is starting the final three rounds of the regular season with a strong record of five wins and five draws. However, they are trailing nine points behind Norwich in the final playoff spot. Middlesbrough, excluded from the race for a top-six finish, will aim to end the campaign on a positive note by upsetting another promotion contender. Leeds United, despite receiving assistance from Boro, failed to capitalize on their stumble and fell to a late 0-1 defeat against Blackburn. The disappointment extended their three-game winless streak, but the Whites’ promotion hopes are not sunk as they are just two points adrift of the Tractor Boys in second place. Leeds will be buoyed by their H2H record, having beaten Boro in three meetings in a row. With nothing left to chase in the remaining three rounds, Carrick’s side may come up short as they aim to extend their unbeaten streak to nine matches.

Middlesbrough manager Michael Carrick will not feature Riley McGree and Darragh Lenihan due to injuries. The Boro may use a 4-2-3-1 system in the match, featuring Seny Dieng, Luke Ayling, Rav van den Berg, Matt Clarke, Lukas Engel, Jonathan Howson, Lewis O’Brien, Isaiah Jones, Finn Azaz.

Leeds United boss Daniel Farke faces only one fitness concern as Pascal Struijk is unable to play due to a Grin injury. The Whites are expected to use a 4-2-3-1 formation with Illan Meslier, Archie Gray, Joe Rodon, Ethan Ampadu, and others.

Predicted lineups:


Goalkeeper: Seny Dieng
Defenders: Rav van den Berg, Matt Clarke, Luke AylingLukas Engel
Midfielders: Isaiah Jones, Jonathan Howson, Finn Azaz, Lewis O’Brien, Sam Greenwood
Forwards: Emmanuel Latte Lath

Leeds United

Goalkeeper: Illan Mesl ier
Defenders: Junior Firpo, Ethan Ampadu, Joe Rodon, Archie Gray
Midfielders: Glen Kamara, Crysencio Summerville, Daniel James, Georginio Rutter, Ilia Gruev
Forwards: Patrick Bamford

  • Middlesbrough – 1 win
  • Leeds United – 3 wins
  • Draws – 2

Over all competition record

EFL Championship Standings

Middlesbrough is expected to break Leeds United’s defence, but a single goal may not be enough for a 1-2 win.

Winning probability:

Middlesbrough – 24%

Draw – 24%

Leeds United- 52%

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