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Sunderland vs Middlesbrough prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 7th October 2023
Kick-Off: 12:30 UK, 13:30 CET
Venue: Stadium of Light
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Ultra HDR

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough: Top free betting tips

Middlesbrough have found their winning momentum in the EFL Championship and take on Sunderland in their next league engagement. The Boro will travel to the Stadium of Light on Saturday, 7 October. The Black Cats have also earned two back-to-back victories in the English second division against Watford and Sheffield Wednesday.

Match result prediction: Sunderland to win

Sunderland have registered four victories in their last five league outings. Meanwhile, Middlesbrough registered three consecutive league wins ahead of this fixture. However, the Boro have found only one victory in their previous five fixtures in the Championship away from Riverside Stadium, losing three of them. On the other hand, the Black Cats have emerged victorious in three of their recent four games at Stadium of Light. Additionally, Sunderland also brought an end to their winless streak against Middlesbrough in the previous H2H. Therefore, we back Sunderland to have the upper hand and take three points in this game.

Both teams to score prediction: Yes

Three of the previous five H2Hs of these two sides at Stadium of Light have finished with BTTS outcomes. Sunderland have rattled the net in each of their previous five home games while keeping just two clean sheets. On the other hand, Middlesbrough has also secured a scoring string in the same number of matches away from Riverside Stadium. But they have been unable to keep a single clean sheet in that course. Hence, we can expect the teams to share a BTTS outcome in this encounter.

Correct score prediction: 3-1 to Sunderland

Sunderland’s front line has been at their best recently by scoring at least three goals in three of their previous five matches. The Black Cats have also allowed just one goal at the back in three matches during the same duration. On the other hand, Middlesbrough have rattled the net more than once in only two of their recent five road fixtures. The Boro’s defence has also been caught napping as they leaked multiple goals in four games during the aforestated period. Given these statistics, we imagine a 3-1 lead for Sunderland in this encounter.

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough: Form, recent games, and news

Sunderland preview

Sunderland extended their winning form at the Stadium of Light with a victory over Watford by a 2-0 lead. Niall Huggins opened the scoring for the Black Cats in the 43rd minute and Abdoullah Ba extended the after the break. Manager Tony Mowbray’s game plan to retain the team’s winning form is hindered by six players being on the injury list.

Middlesbrough preview

After a goalless first half against Cardiff City, Middlesbrough managed a 2-0 lead to save all three points in the last game. Isaiah Jones broke the deadlock in the 56th minute and Latte Lath continued the dominance in the 84th minute. Head coach Michael Carrick has all players fit and available to focus on sustaining the Boro’s current winning form.  

FAQs regarding Sunderland vs Middlesbrough

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough

What was Sunderland's last result? 2-0 victory over Watford.
What was Middlesbrough's last result? 2-0 victory over Cardiff.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-0 to Sunderland.

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