Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Tuesday, 29 December 2020
Kick-off at 19:00 UK/ 20:00 CET
The Boro are one of the best teams in the competition at present. In fact, they have posted nine points on the board from the past three match-days, and no single other team has managed that in the whole league.
They also have one of the best defensive squads in the PL this season. Only the second-placed Swansea have conceded fewer goals than them this campaign.
Currently they have a game in hand, and still are just three points away from possessing a playoff spot.
This Tuesday, they have a great opportunity to post the three points against their name, since they are pitted against the 23rd placed Owls – who are easily the worst team in the Championship after Wycombe.
On top of that, Tony Pulis’s men also have a worrying h2h record against this opponent over the past several years, and especially so at this stadium.
By all means, expect Middlesbrough to have the edge this Tuesday.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two locked horns was back in July, and then Neil Warnock’s men recorded a 1-2 win on the road.
- They had also registered six of the preceding eight overall wins.
- At this venue, the guests are on a four-match winning run.
- The visitors have scored two or more goals in every single meeting at this stadium since 2015.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough: Prediction
The Owls were held to a 1-1 draw the last match-day on the road, by Blackburn. In the meantime, the Boro posted a 1-4 win on the road the past game week, against Birmingham.
Going on, Pulis’s men had lost four of their preceding six games, and they were winless in 18 of their past 21 fixtures.
At home, they had also remained winless in 20 of their former 23 appearances, and they have scored a total of just 11 goals here in their preceding 22 home fixtures combined.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-match winning run, and they had registered a combined scorecard of 8-1 in the process. And on the road, they had posted a 1-4 win in their latest game.
And finally, the Boro also have a terrific h2h record against this rival, and particularly so at the Hillsborough.
Taking these factors into account, expect Middlesbrough to easily overcome this Sheffield challenge.
Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough: Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to Win Either Half @ 1.50 (1/2)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.50 (1/2).