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David Prutton shares Middlesbrough v Bristol City prediction as Championship clash looms



Middlesbrough face a tricky test as they welcome Bristol City to the Riverside Stadium.

The Teessiders endured a difficult start to 2021 but seem to have found their feet again during the last week after recording back-to-back wins over Huddersfield Town and Reading.

As a result Neil Warnock’s side find themselves within three points of the play-off spot – a position that they’ll be hoping to capitalise on over the coming weeks.

That will start against the Robins, however the visitors will be quietly confident of pulling off a result.

With Nigel Pearson in charge the club will be hopeful of the new boss making an immediate impact on the club.

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Results have been poor for Bristol City of late who have failed to score in each of their last five games – something that David Prutton is expecting to continue against Middlesbrough.

Sky Sports’ EFL pundit David Prutton cast his eye over the game and is backing Middlesbrough to pull off a 2-0 victory over the Robins.

Whether that prediction will be accurate remains to be seen, but with Pearson in charge the likelihood is that it’ll be a close contest.

The verdict

It’s hard to bet against Neil Warnock’s side at the moment.

Middlesbrough are looking strong after a blip and they’ll be really hoping that they can kick on and ultimately secure a top six finish this term.

Bristol City will be keen to see improvements, and I’m sure that under Nigel Pearson they’ll prove to be a stern opponent at the Riverside Stadium.

North East-based EFL writer and aspiring author

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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