Middlesbrough will be confident of taking all three points given West Brom's shocking recent form.
The Baggies have lost six of their last nine matches and have won just once just that run.
A low scoring contest is also expected with both teams averaging less than a goal conceded per match.
West Brom have now failed to score in all of their last five matches.
Middlesbrough have also managed to keep clean sheets in 44 percent of their matches at the Riverside.
Match preview: Middlesbrough vs West Bromwich Albion
Middlesbrough's push for the play offs was dealt a blow over the weekend as they were beaten by Bristol City.
Boro were beaten 2-1 at Ashton Gate by a struggling Bristol City side who are 16th in the table.
The defeat saw Chris Wilder's drop out of the top six, although they remain just a point behind sixth.
Wilder is also preparing his side for an FA Cup fifth-round tie against Spurs next week.
West Brom winless in five
West Brom have now managed to go five matches without a win.
Their promotion hopes are continuing to fade following a shocking run of form.
Steve Bruce has failed to have an impact on the Baggies yet after three matches in charge.
He has overseen two defeats and a draw along with the team failing to score a goal.
Middlesbrough team news
Boro have been handed a big boost with Andraz Sporar back in the squad.
The forward returns from an illness that saw him miss the defeat against Bristol City.
West Bromwich Albion team news
Jake Livermore remains sidelined for one more match having picked up a straight red against Sheffield United.
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