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/Date: 19th September 2023
Kick-Off: 20:00 UK, 21:00 CET
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Ultra HDR
Sheff Wed to win
Over 2.5 goals
2-1 to Sheff Wed
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Sheff Wed vs Middlesbrough: Top free betting tips
Round 7 of the Championship pits together the relegation slot holders, Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough. The promoted hosts will continue their search for a first win of the campaign against last season's play-off semi-finalists.
Match result prediction: Sheff Wed to win
Add Sheffield Wednesday or Middlesbrough to a match equation and you get a result. The duo have been unfortunate in having the final result in their favour and we expect that to change this time around. Courtesy of their support at Hillsborough and Boro's poor defensive record that even outshines theirs, we are expecting the Owls to triumph in this meeting.
Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals
Together, Wednesday and Middlesbrough have conceded 23 goals between them. Their combined output stands at 8 goals. The defensive lapses should give us a high-scoring affair, as has been the case in their four prior meetings, each of which finished with Over 2.5 goals on the night.
Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Sheff Wed
The last time Sheffield Wednesday were in the Championship, they exchanged blows with Middlesbrough. The home side claimed bragging rights and we believe more of the same will be on offer. Wednesday triumphed 2-1 at Hillsborough in that fateful late December 2020 meeting and a repeat of the same scoreline is on the cards. Boro's defensive errors should help Wednesday get on the scoreboard, getting outscored in the process.
Sheff Wed vs Middlesbrough: Form, recent games, and news
Sheff Wed preview
The Owls were supposed to struggle in the English second division following their promotion playoff triumph. However, even their most ardent detractors would have hoped for such a return. Not only is their attacking lineup struggling but their backline has allowed all and sundry to pass through. They are one of three teams that have yet to register a victory and will hope that their luck shines against a team that is in an even more woeful form.
This season was supposed to usher Boro's resurgence but their best-laid plans have not come to fruition. They are placed bottom of the points table and have a woeful -9 goal difference so far. While their defence was always suspect, even in their play-off semi-final run, it is their underperforming attack that has let them down the most. They have not come close to getting the three points on offer and will fancy their chances against fellow strugglers.
FAQs regarding Sheff Wed vs Middlesbrough
Where is the game being televised? Arena Sport, beIN Sports Max (Fra), Diema Sport 2, Setanta Sports Eurasia, Viaplay.
Who is the referee for this match? David Webb.
What was the last Head to Head result? 3-1 to Middlesbrough.