This will be the first top-flight meeting between these two clubs since May 1982. In fact, 1981/82 was the only other season that these two clubs played in the top flight together.
Only Southampton's St. Mary's Stadium (13 goals) has witnessed fewer Premier League goals this season than Middlesbrough’s Riverside Stadium (16).
Swansea have won each of their last three competitive meetings with Middlesbrough, all by a one-goal margin (1-0, 4-3, 1-0).
The Swans have conceded 34 league goals this season – 10 more than they have after 16 matches in any previous Premier League season (24 in 2015/16 after 16 matches).
Bob Bradley: "You look at the table and games against teams that are closer to you do take on more importance, but I think we can all agree that every game is massive for us right now."
Aitor Karanka: "Swansea score goals but we have to take advantage because they concede as well."