10 February 2019 05:30

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Get the biggest weekday Leeds United FC stories by email Subscribe Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Could not subscribe, try again later Invalid Email Leeds United know a win is important to keep their hopes of the Championship title alive when Marcelo Bielsa's men travel north to face Middlesbrough in the Championship on Saturday at Riverside Stadium. The Whites missed the chance to go six points clear at the summit of the table against main rivals Norwich City when they were drubbed by the Canaries at Elland Road last weekend, instead losing their grip on first place. Head coach Bielsa must arguably produce the biggest response yet from his side after that slip-up, but a trip to another play-off contender only seven points off their pace is sure to present another difficult challenge. Tony Pulis's Boro may have slipped up to Newport County in the FA Cup midweek, but they know how to win games against big opponents and will be looking to foil United's ambitions. So, how can you watch all the action?

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Here's what you need to know… (Image: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images) When is the match? Leeds United travel to Middlesbrough on Saturday, February 9. It's a 1pm kick-off at Riverside Stadium. (Image: Alex Dodd/CameraSport) This game will not be broadcast despite it's earlier kick-off as it will run into the blackout period later that afternoon. What about a live stream?

LUTV will be broadcasting a live video stream of the game to people outside the UK and Ireland. There is no legal stream in the UK. LeedsLive, however, will be providing full coverage, including pre and post-match analysis, of the encounter on our live blog. Team news Marcelo Bielsa will reveal injury news and his likely line-up later this week at his press conference, though there could be a start for Patrick Bamford following his return last time out. The striker came off the bench in defeat against the Canaries following a return to fitness earlier than expected. Odds Middlesbrough – 17/10 Draw – 11/5 Leeds United – 13/8 Odds courtesy of SkyBet and correct at time of publication. Let there be mischief all over the world today. Because it is God of Mischief aka Loki actor Tom Hiddleston's birthday. While we're going gaga watching hilarious scenes featuring our favourite Marvel actor, several Marvel Cinematic Universe fans are also resorting to unique ways to mark the British actor's birthday. However, no one comes close to Mark Ruffalo. The Hulk actor, who has worked with Hiddleston on movies like The Avengers and Thor: Ragnarok, took to Instagram to write a rather special birthday wish for Hiddleston. The Avengers: Endgame actor shared a heartwarming video from one of their promotional events wherein Ruffalo is seen hugging Hiddleston from the back. The actor shared the video with caption, "Happy Birthday, @twhiddleston. 50 is hell. But it gets better." FYI, Hiddleston just turned 38. Check out the video below: While we're excited to know how Hiddleston celebrated his birthday, we're also hoping he gives Avengers fans a birthday gift by revealing that Loki is not actually dead. For those missing the context, Loki was seen dying in the hands of Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. The character sacrificed himself and broke everyone's heart. Several fan theories believe that Loki is alive, and he has faked his death, like he has already done in the past. Meanwhile, Hiddleston has remained tight lipped about his return. Neither has he put everyone to rest by admitting that Loki is actually dead, nor is he confirming that Loki will return. Given the current state of affairs, it seems like fans will learn about Loki's fate only after Avengers: Endgame's release. The movie hits cinemas on April 26.

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