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Middlesbrough v Preston North End


Click here for live text coverage on Saturday 14:00-20:00 BSTMiddlesbrough striker Martin Braithwaite will have a late fitness test before they take on Preston North End on Saturday.Braithwaite has not featured for Boro since picking up a hamstring problem in their opening-day defeat by Wolves.Paul Gallagher could miss out for Preston again after suffering a head injury against Derby County.

Gallagher sat out their game against Reading and boss Alex Neil said he has not taken part in full training.SAM’s predictionHome win – 57%Draw – 24%Away win – 19%SAM (Sports Analytics Machine) is a super-computer created by @ProfIanMcHale that is used to predict the outcome of football matches.Match factsMiddlesbrough have won six and lost none of their last 10 matches against Preston in league competition.Preston’s last league victory against Middlesbrough came back in April 1972, a 1-0 win at Deepdale.This is Alex Neil’s first match against Middlesbrough since he led Norwich to a 2-0 victory over them in the 2014/15 Championship play-off final at Wembley.Preston have won just one of their 14 games on the road in 2017 (D6 L7), failing to score in any of the last three Championship away games.Jordan Hugill has scored three goals in his last four games for Preston North End in all competitions.
Source: BBC Lancashire