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

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.

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.

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Middlesbrough is a professional football club that have been balancing between the top two divisions of Englands league system in the modern history. Newcastle United and Sunderland are regarded as the clubs main rivals, but there is a rivalry with Leeds United as well. The capacity of the Riverside Stadium is 34,742. Boro have been playing their home games at the Riverside Stadium since 1995 and their shirt colour is red. Middlesbrough impressed in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and they did really well to secure promotion to the English top flight.

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.

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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.

In all these games, Wednesday played some dynamic football and can take great heart from their capacity to compete against the top sides, despite being pegged back in all of them. With key players like star striker Fernando Forestieri and midfield playmaker Barry Bannan back fully fit from injury, the team looks like it has a strong basis to make a sustained play-off run and they look a formidable opponent at the moment.

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.

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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.

He now has 86 league goals since rejoining the Blades in 2015, and hes firing them to glory. While the visitors have firepower coming into this game, the hosts can boast the leagues top scorer. With 22 goals this season, hes a potent threat. The last three games have seen Sharp score six times in total, and hes a clinical finisher when given the chance. We expect him to grab a goal in this encounter, so were backing Sharp to score any time on top of our BTTS pick.

However, the Riverside Stadium outfit did remarkably well to win the League Cup trophy in 2004, with the team beating Bolton Wanderers in the final. George Boateng, Stewart Downing, Juninho Paulista, Gareth Southgate, Jonathan Woodgate, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Tuncay Sanli and Hamilton Ricard are the star footballers who left their mark at Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough made it to the FA Cup final in 1997, but Chelsea proved to be a big catch for the Boro in the title game (0-2).

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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.