Middlesbrough face Everton at Riverside Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 11. Here’s all the info you need to watch.
Everton are one of the in-form teams of the Premier League, the Toffees looking to extend their unbeaten streak to eight matches when they travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday.
The Toffees last defeat, a 1-0 loss at home to Liverpool on Dec. 19, also marked the last time Everton failed to score a goal.
Romelu Lukaku exploded for four goals last week against Bournemouth, helping the big Belgian striker leapfrog to the top of the Premier League’s goal scoring chart. Lukaku humiliated a defense devoid of confidence last weekend in his team’s 6-3 thrashing of Bournemouth. The 23-year-old striker now has 16 of Everton’s 40 league goals.
The Toffees, during the seven-game unbeaten streak, have won five, outscoring their opponents 19-6.
Things couldn’t be more different for Middlesbrough. The Teessiders are free-falling toward the bottom three and haven’t won a match in seven. Boro, thanks to their league-worst 19 goals for, are only a single point clear of the drop zone.
There’s no doubting Middlesbrough know how to defend, as Aitor Karanka’s team have only conceded 27 goals, equaling Everton’s goals-against record. But scoring less than a goal per match is a sure-fire way to be dragged into the relegation dogfight.
The last time Middlesbrough scored more than one goal came against Swansea on Dec. 17. That, not coincidentally, was also the last time Boro won a match.
The Premier League match between Middlesbrough and Everton will be broadcast live on CNBC. Live streaming is available on NBC Sports, which you can access with your cable or satellite subscriptions, either online or through the NBC Sports app.
Date: Saturday, Feb. 11
Start Time: 10:00 a.m. ET
Location: Middlesbrough, England
Stadium: Riverside Stadium
TV Info: CNBC
Live Stream: NBCSports
The Toffees enjoy playing Middlesbrough, and have only lost one of their last 12 games against the Teessiders. Luakaku, who has scored 59 times for Everton in the Premier League, is only one goal away from matching Duncan Ferguson’s club record.