Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Predictions and Match Preview

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough
English League Championship
Date: Friday, 19th October 2018
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Hillsborough (Sheffield).

Friday game between Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough opens up round 13 of the EFL Championship following the international break.

Sheffield Wednesday looks to be slowly recovering from their dreadful last season. Manager’s Luhukay work looks to be bearing its fruits and the team is in the playoffs for the first time in a long time. The team started slowly but picked up a lot of points lately against strong opponents.

Two weeks ago The Owls took 3 points in a tough visit at Ashton Gate beating Bristol City 1-2. Wednesday had even better results before that and is unbeaten in 4 games and not just any games. They played some of the top teams like Leeds, WBA, Aston Villa and Bristol City.

Middlesbrough are still chasing their dream Premier League return. The team couldn’t make it last year and now makes another bid. Despite their ambition the team needs to improve in some key areas. Middlesbrough has the lowest scoring record in the top 10 and that looks to be their main weakness.

Boro suffered a surprising defeat before the break and now Tony Pulis’s boys need to respond well. Middlesbrough failed to score at home against Nottingham and conceded 2 goals in the second half to lose 0-2. They have a tougher challenge now but the team has the abilities to turn their fortunes around.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough: Head-to-head

  • Sheffield is unbeaten in 4 games
  • Sheffield drew their last 3 home games
  • Sheffield has seen BTTS in all of their home league games this season
  • Middlesbrough is unbeaten in 5 games against Sheffield
  • Sheffield lost their last 2 home games against Middlesbrough

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough: Predictions

Both sides will be motivated in this encounter. Sheffield took some great results in recent weeks and will be looking to continue while Boro needs to bounce back following their defeat to Nottingham. Both sides are likely to score while considering Sheffield lost their half time lead a few times this season and went to finish a draw this looks like a decent option.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough: Bet Tips

Both teams to score priced at 1.90 (9/10) has the potential to become a banker.

Meantime, brave punters can try the HT/FT ‘Sheffield/Draw’ at 15.00 (14/1) odd on small stakes.