Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: Hillsborough (Sheffield).
Sheffield Wednesday is caught in the mid-table but close to the bottom part of the table. They will play for nothing in the match other than trying to win for pride.
Middlesbrough will be worried about their position in the championship table as a slip up could cause them to fall in the relegation zone this season.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Match preview
The 5-3 loss on the road against Fulham last time out was their third loss within the recent five fixtures in the campaign, and they have only two wins in eight games post lockdown.
Middlesbrough did one better in their schedule after the restart with three wins. However, they also had one loss more than the host after their prior league match against Cardiff ended in a 1-3 defeat at home.
The Owls will not fancy any home ground advantage as they have only 7 wins in their 22 attempts so far and have been winless for the past six matches as the host.
In the meantime, the Boro has only 6 wins from their 22 trips on the road. Even so, the visitor has four of those wins come within their recent five tours in the campaign.
Their reverse fixture this season early in September 2019 saw the Owls take a 1-4 away win from their last h2h meeting. Despite that win, the host took some critical hits lately, which will reflect in the clash.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- The team that visits has won in the last five meetings.
- The visitor has recorded three of the recent five wins.
- Their previous encounter gave a 1-4 away win for Owls.
- Both teams have scored in three of the last five fixtures.
- The visitor has succeeded in their past three visits.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Sheffield Wednesday is in a mixed form in the league similar to Middlesbrough to find a consistent form in the campaign this season. Middlesbrough is not that far from the relegation zone and with a six-point lead over them, the Owls have a better overall form.
Normally, the idea will be to go with a home win or preferably favoring the host. Based on their recent home matches, the host does not enjoy the ground advantage in the game. Besides, Middlesbrough has four wins from their recent five outings in the campaign.
With their winless streak at home, the Owls have a lesser probability to win in the encounter. The Boro has also succeeded in their last three visits to this venue in their h2h matches. Hence, the double chance of favoring Middlesbrough with 1.66 odds will be the best bet for the punters.
Wednesday has scored more goals in the league overall than the visitors. Since both teams have an active scoring spree in the campaign, the tip for BTTS with 1.80 will probably serve as a suitable bet for the ninety minutes to yield decent returns.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Betting tips
Double chance: Draw or Middlesbrough @ 1.66 (4/6).
Both teams to score: Yes @ 1.80 (4/5).