Middlesbrough v Swansea City: What time is kick-off, is it on TV and what are the odds?

Middlesbrough welcome Swansea City to the Riverside Stadium Saturday, September 22.

Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 6:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 18th September 2018, 6:27 pm
Middlesbrough striker Jordan Hugill

The tie presents two former Premier League sides with both having aspirations of returning to the top flight at the end of the campaign.

What time is kick off?

Kick off at 3pm at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, 22 September.

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Is the match on TV? Can I watch it on a live stream?

The match is not being shown by Sky Sports, BT Sports or via live stream. However, live commentary will be available through the club's official Matchday Centre.How can I follow Boro v Swansea live?

You’ll be able to follow all the latest updates and team news at the our Middlesbrough section at the Hartlepool Mail.Who will be in the teams for the match?

Jordan Hugill could rival Brit Assombalonga for a start up front with the Congolese forward starting each and every one of Middlesbrough's Championship games so far. Rudy Gestede is nearing full fitness so that gives Tony Pulis another option. Summer signings George Saville and Danny Batth may be given a chance to cement their place in the starting 11.

Swansea possess a completely different side to the one that was relegated from the top flight in May. Oli McBurnie has been the vocal point of the Swans' attack in recent weeks while Bersant Celina and Yan Dhanda are beginning to impress.

Who is the referee?

Referee appointments have not yet been announced.

What is the form of the Boro and Swansea?

Middlesbrough were unbeaten up until their defeat to Norwich City last weekend as they occupy a playoff place. It was also the first goal Boro conceded in the Championship since their opening day 2-2 draw with Millwall.

Swansea occupy the final playoff spot, just two points off Boro. The Swans haven't set the world alight but have solidly collected three wins and three draws from seven games - showing they are a tough side to beat - just like their opponents.

What are the odds?

Sky Bet have a Middlesbrough win at 5/6, 5/2 for a draw and 10/3 for a visitors victory.