Boro can land first league win of 2017
Middlesbrough played with greater freedom and expression when losing 2-1 to Arsenal on Monday and a similar type of performance may deliver them a surprise win on the south coast.
Bournemouth were swept aside 4-0 by a very good Tottenham team last weekend and that defeat might have knocked their confidence.
The Cherries defence has failed to convince this season and might allow Middlesbrough enough opportunities to claim a first league win of 2017.
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Dan Gosling (calf) is a doubt and Jack Wilshere (leg fracture) is out for the rest of the season.
Calum Chambers (foot) is back in training and could feature for the first time since February. Fabio and Rudy Gestede have shaken off minor injuries but Victor Valdes (rib) and Grant Leadbitter (hamstring) are out.
Bournemouth have conceded at least two goals in seven of their last eight home fixtures.