Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction & Match Preview

Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 26th December 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).

Middlesbrough receives Sheffield Wednesday this week at the Riverside Stadium to complete their 24th round in the second division of English Football. The match takes place on Wednesday.

Middlesbrough is placed 4th in the table after registering 39 points this season. They have a record of 10 wins, 9 draws and 4 losses till the last match-day. The team managed to get on the score sheet 25 times and conceded 16 in return.

Sheffield Wednesday holds the 17th spot in the table and has 27 points against their name. They won 7 games, drew 6 and lost 10. Sheffield Wednesday scored 29 goals and let in 40 into their net.

In their last fixture, Middlesbrough won against Reading, away from home. At the end of the ninety minutes, the score was 0-1. Sheffield Wednesday won against Preston, at home, in their last fixture, and the final score was 1-0.

Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday Head-to-head (h2h)

  • Sheffield Wednesday lost the last h2h match against Middlesbrough.
  • Middlesbrough was winless in 5 of their last 6 matches.
  • Sheffield Wednesday was winless in 9 of their last 11 games.
  • Middlesbrough was unbeaten in 15 of their last 19 home-ties.
  • Sheffield Wednesday is winless in their last 5 fixtures on the road.

Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction

The home team, Middlesbrough has the best defensive record in the entire league so far. They have conceded at a rate less than 0.7 goals per match. No other team has managed to keep their conceded goals below 20 whereas Middlesbrough has just 16 goals against them.

With the added home advantage working in their favor, it’s logical to assume that Middlesbrough will be keeping a clean sheet in this match. The team had also kept clean sheets in their last three h2h games at this venue.

Sheffield Wednesday is a team with not that much of defensive stability. They have conceded goals in nine of their last ten fixtures on the road. Only in one goalless draw at this venue did Sheffield kept a clean sheet against Middlesbrough at this venue. They conceded in every single game other than that, and at a rate of 2 goals per match.

Only one point separates the bottom three teams in the playoff zone. Middlesbrough will love to improve their goal difference and put some distance between themselves and the competition. Expect at least two goals from the team along with the clean sheet.

Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips

  • Clean Sheet: Middlesbrough – YES @ 2.00 (1/1)
  • Over 1.5 Team Goals by Middlesbrough @ 1.75 (3/4).

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