• Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant.

Stoke City goalkeeper Lee Grant. (Photo : Getty Images)

Middling team Stoke City FC (8-10-8, 32 points) will look to get out of their current rut as they square off with newly-promoted squad Middlesbrough FC (4-12-10, 22 points) in a 2016-2017 Premier League season match on Saturday, March 4 at the Bet365 Stadium.

Start Time and Streaming Info

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The game starts at 10:00 a.m. ET. It can be viewed live online thru FuboTV.

Stoke City is struggling as of late with four winless performances in their last five outings, including two losses and two draws. The team is currently in the 10th spot of the English top flight table, 10 points above the bottom three relegation area with 12 games left in their campaign this season.

The Potters are coming off an embarrassing 0-4 defeat at the hands of title contenders Tottenham Hotspur on the road at the White Hart Lane last Sunday, as per Daily Mail Online.

Head coach Mark Hughes' squad was not able to score a single goal during the match while conceding four to the current second-running team. Spurs striker Harry Kane unleashed a hat-trick in the 14th, 32nd, and 37th minutes while winger Dele Alli completed the hosts' four-goal haul with a goal in the first half injury time.

Meanwhile, Middlesbrough was worse with a nine-game winless slide. Their last Premier League win was back in December over Swansea City. The team is now 17th in the 20-team league table, tied on points with bottom three squad Crystal Palace but has a higher goal differential to avoid the relegation zone.

The Boro was nipped by Palace, 0-1, in their most recent fixture held last Saturday on the road at the Selhurst Park, the Mirror reported.

Palace defender Patrick van Aanholt netted the lone goal of the match for the hosts, handing head coach Aitor Karanka's side their third straight shutout game.

Prediction and Predicted Lineup

The predicted result is a close 1-0 decision for Stoke City.

Stoke City starting lineup (4-2-3-1 formation): Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Whelan, Adam; Sobhi, Allen, Arnautovic; Crouch

Middlesbrough starting lineup (5-3-2 formation): Valdes; Da Silva, Ayala, Espinosa, Gibson, Downing; de Roon, Ramirez, Forshaw; Negredo, Stuani