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Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: Sunday 4th February 2024
Kick-Off: noon UK, 13:00 CET
Venue: The Riverside Stadium

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland: Top free betting tips

The Tyne-Tees Derby is usually an exciting match between two teams who strongly dislike each other. Middlesbrough returned from the Stadium of Light in the reverse fixture with a very comfortable 4-0 victory. Michael Carrick's men seem to be picking up injuries weekly at the moment making it incredibly difficult to pick up any momentum, as can be shown by Middlesbrough's recent form with four wins, one draw and four defeats from their previous nine matches. Sunderland has also been going through things as of late after a managerial change with led to a bad run of form, Sunderland's form pretty much mirrors Middlesbrough's.

Ayresome Park Gates
An exterior view of Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium.

Total goals prediction: Over 2.5 Goals

For our first Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction we have gone with the total number of goals to be 2.5 or more. Three of Sunderland's previous four matches in all competitions have ended with 2.5 goals or more scored, one of which was a 3-0 hammering by fierce rivals Newcastle United in the FA Cup. Two of Middlesbrough's previous three matches have seen 2.5 goals or more, one of which was a huge defeat against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup semi-final second leg.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Both teams have scored in all of Middlesbrough's previous three matches and five of their previous seven matches in all competitions. Two of Sunderland's previous three matches saw both teams find the back of the net.

​​​​Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Middlesbrough

Our final Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction is yet again an attempt to predict the correct final score. Combining the first two predictions, we conclude this preview with a 2-1 victory for Middlesbrough against Sunderland.

The Smoggies seem slightly more settled as things stand than their close rivals Sunderland do, after the appointment of Michael Beale, sections of Sunderland supporters have voiced their opinions on the subject which, for the most part, has not been well received by Michael Beale himself.

How far will Sunderland's fans have to travel to Middlesbrough?

The trains between Sunderland and Middlesbrough are pretty good with there being pretty much two trains every hour which cost just over £10 for a single ticket. The train journey time will take you around fifty minutes. If you would prefer to travel by the club's official supporters coaches or private transport from Sunderland to Middlesbrough you will be looking at a journey time of around forty minutes with the total miles coming in at just over thirty miles travelled.

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland: How to purchase tickets?

Sunderland has received a full allocation of tickets which as of the time of writing, have sold out.

The ticket prices for Middlesbrough fans range between £29 and £37.

FAQs regarding Middlesbrough vs Sunderland

  • Who is Middlesbrough’s top goalscorer? The top scorers for Middlesbrough this season are Isaiah Jones, Emmanuel Latte Lath, Sam Greenwood and Josh Coburn who have all scored five goals each.
  • Who is Middlesbrough's manager? Michael Carrick is the man in the dugout for Middlesbrough.
  • Who is Sunderland's manager? Michael Beale is the manager in charge of Sunderland.
  • Who is Sunderland's top goalscorer? The top scorer for Sunderland this season is Jack Clarke thirteen goals.

Callum Jones-Bowman

Callum is fairly new to writing having been a football scout since 2019 but since having a baby with his wife in late 2022, he has chosen this new career path to ensure he can be a hands on father while still being involved in his biggest passion - football.

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