Middlesbrough vs Stoke City Preview and Line Up Prediction: Middlesbrough to Win 1-0 at 11/2
Middlesbrough and Stoke City will play their first game of the new Premier League season at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday, 13th August.
The teams last played in March 2009 and Stoke City won the game 1 – 0. Before that they played in August 2008 and Middlesbrough won the game 2 – 1.
Middlesbrough finished second in the Football League Championship last season. Last week they drew a friendly 0 – 0 with Real Sociedad.
Stoke City finished ninth in the Premier League last season. Earlier this week they lost a friendly 1 – 0 to Hamburger SV.
A 1 – 0 win for Middlesbrough is the most likely result with William Hill and Bet365 offering odds of 5/1 and 11/2 respectively.
William Hill Odds: 13/10 Middlesbrough to Win, 21/10 for a Draw and 21/10 Stoke City to Win
Bet365 Odds: 6/5 Middlesbrough to Win, 11/5 for a Draw and 12/5 Stoke City to Win