Date: Tuesday 1, March 2022
ET: 2:55 PM
CT: 1:55 PM
MT: 12:55 PM
PT: 11:55 AM
UK: 07:55 PM
WAT: 08:55 PM
Competition: FA Cup 2021/2022 – 5th Round
Middlesbrough face Tottenham Hotspur as the 2021/22 Emirates FA Cup enters the 5th Round. The Spurs came from behind to silence Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in what would be one of the biggest shocks of the 2021/2022 Premier League season.
Middlesbrough faces a motivated Tottenham Hotspur led by Italian tactician Antonio Conte who’s not new to the challenges of the FA Cup. Conte won the trophy with Chelsea in the 2017–18 season.
Middlesbrough faces an uphill task as the Premier League side visit the 34,742 capacity Riverside Stadium.
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Match Preview and Prediction
Middlesbrough handed Manchester United their shock exit of the FA Cup on penalties. A game that most Man United would never be in a hurry to forget, Middlesbrough held on till the end to force the game into penalties.
The Boro have had mixed results in the last couple of games. Middlesbrough lost on the road against Barnsley in their previous Championship fixtures.
The expectations for the season isn’t going down too well for Middlesbrough this season, who currently sit eighth on the EFL Championship table with 52 points after 33 matches.
Tottenham Hotspur, a rejuvenated side inspired by Antonio Conte’s tactics. Spurs handed Manchester City a shock defeat and a slight title blow at the Etihad Stadium a week ago.
Antonio Conte’s men are fighting for a European place after last season’s disappointment saw them finish in the newly created UEFA Europa Conference League. The appointment of the Italian was expected to usher in a new era at the club.
However, Spurs have managed to win critical fixtures in the Premier League. The club won two and lost three of their last five Premier League matches.
The match could be an evenly contested affair based on the current form of the two sides. Middlesbrough is fighting for promotion places while Spurs struggle to the top.
Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane have scored three goals in the Emirates FA Cup this season.
Antonio Conte would be leaning on the brilliance of Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son, Dejan Kulusevski and Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.
Middlesbrough, Paddy McNair has been inspiring, and he could be the player to stop Tottenham Hotspur attacking threat.
Score Prediction: 0-1
Marc Bola is out with a Knee injury,y and Marcus Browne has also been sidelined with an ACL injury.
Spurs would be without critical players Lucas Moura (Knock), Rodrigo Bentancur (Muscle), Oliver Skipp (Groin) and Japhet Tanganga (Knee).