Scotland Premiership

Sunderland-Middlesbrough Preview

Middlesbrough will be nearing the end of their Premier League tenure if they don't pull off some positive results, beginning with Wednesday's match against bottom-dwellers Sunderland at Riverside Stadium.

Boro (4-12-17) find themselves in 19th place on 24 points heading into the midweek matches, and nine from safety, so it's going to be a big ask for the club to fight their way out of the relegation zone.

They have scored only 23 goals, the fewest in the league, and have had serious issues keeping the ball out of the back of their net. Middlesbrough have been outscored 24-7 during an 0-6-10 league slide that dates to a 3-0 win over Swansea City on Dec. 17.