Meanwhile, Hull head into this contest looking for the win which could take the club outside of the relegation zone for the first time in more than a month.
Hull supporters will joke that they have been spoiled for goals over the past 10 days with two coming in as many home fixtures.
However, neither strike led to a much-needed win, and the 1-1 draw with Blackpool has left the Tigers sitting two points adrift of safety in 23rd position.
Grant McCann will be encouraged by how his players fought back to claim a share of the spoils against the Tangerines, the equaliser coming six minutes from time after they had earlier been reduced to 10 men.
Nevertheless, he would have viewed that encounter as a must-win, like he will ahead of welcoming Boro to the KCOM Stadium at the weekend.
Despite failing to win back-to-back matches in the Championship this season, Neil Warnock's side find themselves sitting in the top half of the table.
That is more down to the inconsistency of other teams rather than Middlesbrough doing anything out of the ordinary, and it will be perceived to be a bonus given their struggles this campaign.
Middlesbrough are still to score more than two strikes in a game, but possessing the fifth-best defensive record in the division has gone under the radar.
The North-East outfit have also gone five games without conceding a first-half goal, something which could stand them in good stead against opposition such as Hull.
Hull City possible starting lineup:
Ingram; Emmanuel, Jones, Greaves, Elder; Docherty, Smallwood; Wilks, Moncur, Lewis-Potter; Eaves
Middlesbrough possible starting lineup:
Lumley; Peltier, Hall, Fry; Tavernier, McNair, Howson, Bola; Crooks; Watmore, Sporar
We say: Hull City 1-1 Middlesbrough
Warnock will demand that his Boro side kick on from their important victory in midweek. Nevertheless, consistency has been their problem all season, leading us to predict another spirited draw for Hull.
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