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PREVIEW: Middlesbrough vs. Southampton 2017: Start time, team news, stats, TV schedule, match thread, and how to watch Premier League online

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All the information you need to know as Southampton make the long trip to the North East to take on already-relegated MIddlesbrough on Saturday afternoon.

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Key Information:

Date/time: 13/05/2017, 15:00 (UK), 10:00 ET, 07:00 PT (USA)

Venue: Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough, UK

Official: TBC

TV: None (UK), NBC Sports Live (USA) and check out LiveSoccerTV for alternatives.

Streaming: None (UK), NBCSN (USA)

Radio: BBC Radio Solent (UK)


I can't say I'm exactly excited for this game. Middlesbrough, who have already suffered the shame of relegation, welcome an out-of-form Southampton side who have very little to play for.

Not only that, but with 26 goals scored in 36 Premier League games, Middlesbrough have scored the least in the league this season. Saints aren't exactly potent either, having not scored a goal in their last three games and only mustering two shots on target in their last two matches.

Boro's head coach Steve Agnew is likely to be missing Daniel Ayala, Victor Valdes and former Saints midfielder Gaston Ramirez through injury.

Meanwhile, Southampton boss Claude Puel could welcome back long-term injury absentees Charlie Austin and Matt Targett after finally get back to full fitness.


Stats Zone (via BBC Sport):

Middlesbrough have won only one of their last five home Premier League fixtures against the Saints.

Boro haven't kept a clean sheet against Southampton at the Riverside in seven league meetings since March 1999.

This is the fourth time Middlesbrough have been relegated from the Premier League, a joint record with Crystal Palace, Norwich City and Sunderland.

Boro have failed to score in 17 of their 36 league games this season - equalling their joint-most in a single campaign in 2008-09.

They have mustered just 94 shots on target this season. Chelsea have managed more than this in their home games alone (104).

Their only league win in 19 matches since Christmas came against relegated Sunderland last month.

Four of Boro's five Premier League wins this season have come at the Riverside Stadium. However, only Palace and Sunderland have won fewer points on home soil than their 18.

Southampton are without a win in five games and have scored in just one of those matches.

They have had 29 shots in their last three league games without scoring.

After scoring six times in his first four Southampton matches in all competitions, Manolo Gabbiadini has failed to score in his last six.

Their tally of 13 clean sheets is bettered only by Manchester United, Chelsea and Tottenham.


Betting Odds:

Bet 365: Middlesbrough: 3/1 - Draw: 13/5 - Southampton: 1/1

Bet Victor: Middlesbrough: 3/1 - Draw: 13/5 - Southampton: 21/20


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