Middlesbrough finished 5th in the Championship in the 2017/2018 season, which meant they qualified to the lucky dip which is the play-offs. Having faced Aston Villa over the two legged semi-finals, it wasn’t meant to be for Boro, losing 1-0 on aggregate which denied them promotion back to the Premier League.
Boro this weekend go into a huge two legged crunch tie with Brummie giants Aston Villa in what should be great two games of football. With match ups on and off the field like Pulis v Bruce, Adama vs Adomah and Jedinak vs Besic, it should be a mouth watering prospect.
After a rollercoaster season we’ve finally achieved a place in the top 6 and barring a total collapse against Ipswich on the final day and a big Derby win, it looks like we’ll be finishing in 5th and set to play Aston Villa over what should be two very tense legs of football.