Middlesbrough (@2.3) vs Sheff Wed (@3.0)
28-09-2019

Our Prediction:

Middlesbrough will win

Middlesbrough – Sheff Wed Match Prediction | 28-09-2019 10:00

Middlesbrough are five points behind the play-offs berth and, taking everything into account, we predict both teams will find the net in Saturdays football match. Garry Monks men, on the other hand, suffered a 2-1 loss to Millwall at the Den in their last league fixture and, as a result, they dropped to tenth place in the standings. Wednesday need to get back on course as soon as possible if they are to stay in the race for a place in the play-offs and we predict they are going to leave their hearts on the field in the game against Boro. The Owls do not seem to be on top of their game at the moment and they are on a six-game winless run in the Championship ahead of the visit of the Riverside Stadium outfit. Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough face each other at Hillsborough Stadium in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Saturdays program.

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In order to sustain a promotion bid, the club has to improve on this and strikes like Assombalonga and Martin Braithwaite have to step up even more. These matches have raised the question of Middlesbroughs attacking potency. They may have scored in most games this season but their record of 14 goals scored after 12 matches is the joint-worst in the top-ten. In the top scorers chart, the team does not have a single representative, with striker Britt Assombalonga coming in at 23rd with four goals and no assists.

A close encounter is on the horizon and seeing that both sides are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Fridays derby, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The Owls proved their worth in the triumph over the Robins, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Championship derby against Middlesbrough. Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to retain their spot in top six with a win over Middlesbrough at their Hillsborough Stadium. The Boro, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Matchday 12 and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Sheffield Wednesday clash. It has to be noted that the two sides shared the spoils in their last meeting in the Championship. Sheffield Wednesday are undefeated in previous four league fixtures and they head into Fridays football game following a 2-1 win at Bristol City.

Recent Competition Form

After spending three years at Burnley and Wolverhampton Fletcher signed a four-year deal with Sunderland for a fee of 12 million. The left-footed attacker scored 11 goals in 28 appearances for the Black Cats in the 2012/2013 Premier League campaign and he was struggling in front of goal in the 2013/2014 season, scoring no more than three league goals. He made his debut for the Scottish outfit on 10 April, 2004 in a 3-0 win over Kilmarnock.

Thats a fine streak, and theyll be out to extend that fine form with a result in this clash. Wednesday isnt exactly a word which brings enthusiasm for Blades fans, but they have a fantastic record on this particular day of the week. Sheffield United are unbeaten in 12 home league games played on Wednesday (W9 D3) since losing 0-1 in March 1993 against Norwich City. However, they are likely to have issues from the Middlesbrough attack, who come into this game with some fine form in front of goal.

The Boro, on the other hand, suffered a 2-0 loss to Nottingham Forest on Matchday 12 and, no doubt, they would be happy with one point from the Sheffield Wednesday clash. A close encounter is on the horizon and seeing that both sides are likely to adopt a cautious approach in Fridays derby, we believe that there is a big value in betting on draw. The Owls proved their worth in the triumph over the Robins, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry in the Championship derby against Middlesbrough. It has to be noted that the two sides shared the spoils in their last meeting in the Championship. Sheffield Wednesday are undefeated in previous four league fixtures and they head into Fridays football game following a 2-1 win at Bristol City. Sheffield Wednesday will be looking to retain their spot in top six with a win over Middlesbrough at their Hillsborough Stadium.

In the last game before the international break, Middlesbrough suffered their first home loss of the season against Nottingham Forest, managed by their former boss Aitor Karanaka. For such a formidable team at home, it was the antithesis of their other performances, failing to score for only the fourth time this season and adding a third to their total goals conceded tally. In contrast, during the last four league matches, Middlesbrough have slipped up several times to raise some concerns about the team, though not too serious at this moment in time.

That includes hitting three at West Brom, while they have scored in 10 of their last 11 on the road. Middlesbrough have seen both sides score in six of their last seven, so we think BTTS is value here, especially with the Blades coming off the back of a 3-3 thriller. We see them notching against the Blades, who have scored in 80% of their home matches. Middlesbrough come here having scored in their last seven trips.

SHEFF WED vs MIDDLESBROUGH Prediction & H2H

They could not take their chances in the away match at Hull, resulting in a 1-1 draw against a team in the relegation zone, whilst were held to a goalless draw at home to Swansea. Although Middlesbrough beat Ipswich comfortably in their prior game, a 2-0 away win typical of their performances this season, manager Tony Pulis will have been more concerned in the recent games against Hull and Swansea.