Middlesbrough welcome Charlton Athletic to the Riverside Stadium hoping that a good result will get their season back on track.
The Teessiders currently sit in 20th position in the Championship table after picking up just 17 points from 19 games so far.
Jonathan Woodgate’s squad are down to the bare bones as they look to bounce back from a heavy defeat against Leeds United last week, but doing so won’t be easy.
Charlton arrive in the North East in a bad patch themselves, with the Addicks currently on a run of seven games without a win.
Lee Bowyer’s side enjoyed a wonderful start to life in the Championship after being promoted from League One, but have found things a little bit tougher of late.
The Addicks sit in 17th place in the league with 23 points from 19 games, however if results go there way, three points could propel Bowyer’s side into the top half of the table.
Middlesbrough might be the home side for this one, but David Prutton isn’t expecting an easy afternoon for the Teessiders.
The Sky Sports pundit has predicted a 2-1 win for Charlton Athletic on Saturday afternoon, with Prutton predicting that the challenge of facing Lee Bowyer’s side being a little too much for the injury-hit side.
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The clash with Charlton Athletic is a crucial match for Middlesbrough, but it could be a tough one.
With injuries and suspensions biting hard for Jonathan Woodgate’s side, it’s difficult to see them keeping up the intensity of their game for 90 minutes.
The Addicks are in a rough patch themselves, but Prutton’s prediction looks to be about right.