Bournemouth vs Middlesbrough by Danlaw
Bournemouth have a rich pool of selection to choose from from mainly players who did well for them last season. Who in their absence last Saturday the team got a positive result. I believe this will spark a lot of competition in the team. The players that did not play on Saturday and who will come in tonight will buckle up to win their places back. Bournemouth Manager, Eddie Howe reiterated that the team will be rotated tonight but that the match would be taken very seriously.
Middlesbrough, coached by Gary Monk, should also be prepared for this one. They have not won in their last five matches though have scored in three of the matches, including their 2:2 away to Barnsley and their 1:1 away to Fulham , both in the Championship. In their previous round in this tournament, they beat Scunthorp at home 3:0 and Aston Villa away 2:0. So they are not shy of scoring goals, whether home or away.
Ryan Shotton and Marvin Johnson are both cup-tied for Middlesbrough, but George Friend, Adam Forshaw, Dael Fry and Adam Clayton should return tonight. I also think Patrick Bamford ( he scored the two goals against Aston Villa in the last round) and Adama Traore could start tonight.
Bournemouth is a team that focuses on attack much more than defending. They have only kept a clean sheet in just two of their ten games in all competitions this season.
Bournemouth scored four unreplied goals against Middlesbrough last April when Middlesbrough were in the Premiership and have kept clean sheets in four of their last five games against Middlesbrough in all competitions; but they have only reached the quarter-finals of the League Cup once in their history while Middlesbrough have progressed to the quarter-finals in seven of the last eight tournaments where they have reached the fourth round. Again, Bournemouth have progressed past lower league opponents in seven of their last eight League Cup ties. So for me, the outcome of this tie will depend on the team with the better form on the day and the better state of mind. Bournemouth is at home and have had the better head to head against Middlesbrough. Their win against Stoke last Saturday should give them the confidence to start a momentum. Apart from Bournemouth running away with victory, I also think there would be at least three goals in the match.
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