Potters should crack toothless Boro
The game holds greater importance for Boro, who have not won in the league since December and are teetering just above the drop zone.
But Stoke will have been worked hard in training this week and are likely to continue their strong performance (27 points from 13 games) against the bottom half-teams.
1pt 19-20 general
Xherdan Shaqiri (calf) returned to training on Friday but is a major doubt. Jonathan Walters and Glen Johnson are available after layoffs.
Antonio Barragan (hamstring) and George Friend (calf and knee) are back in the squad but Calum Chambers (foot) is out.
Stoke have won eight of their 13 games against the teams below them.