Our landlord here in the Transfer Tavern has been delighted with what he has seen from the returning Middlesbrough, who were promoted back this season after a long stint in the Championship.
It’s going well for Aitor Karanka’s men and it could be better after the arrival of Rudy Gestede, who’ll hopefully help produce more goals alongside Alvaro Negredo.
This weekend, the Teessiders face a struggling Watford side that they really should be looking to take advantage of.
Having smashed Championship side Sheffield Wednesday 3-0 in the FA Cup last weekend, they should look to use that momentum going into this game as they face a Hornets side struggling for form.
Karanka’s men can easily push themselves up the table with the calibre of player they currently have in their side and they are only improving every week. They’ll look to try and move up the table and dispell any chance of a relegation scrap this season.
With that in mind, this Middlesbrough XI will comfortably beat Watford on Saturday…