Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Tuesday evening (19:45) Championship fixture features two sides in opposite halves of the Championship table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Middlesbrough suffered a 1-0 defeat at home to Premier League Brighton in the FA Cup Fourth Round. Last time out in the league they won 3-0 at QPR with a goal each from Daniel Ayala, George Friend and Adama Traore.

Sheffield Wednesday were also in FA Cup action but they booked their place in the next round with a 3-1 defeat of Reading thanks to a George Boyd goal and a brace from Atdhe Nuhiu. Their last league fixture was at home to Cardiff in a game that ended goalless.

The reverse fixture just before Christmas saw Boro win that one 2-1 and after the game both sides sacked their manager. Ross Wallace had given the Owls the lead but Jonny Howson and Ryan Shotton gave the Teesiders all three points.

Betting Tips and Predictions

Boro are strong favourites to win the game but at the prices the Owls look worth backing along with the draw in the double chance market. They have already taken a point from Sheffield United and Cardiff in recent weeks and can do the same here to a Boro side who have won just four of their last ten at their own ground.

With the last two Wednesday league games ending 0-0 and the last two Boro home games ending 1-0 also make a small play on the under 1.5 goals.

Wednesday and draw double chance

Game to have under 1.5 goals

Middlesbrough saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

Middlesbrough saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Sheffield Wednesday saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Middlesbrough

AVG Goals

0.9

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Middlesbrough Form Guide

Middlesbrough Team Logo

Middlesbrough

Won

4

Draw

5

Lost

1
W A

19-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

23-10-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

27-10-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

31-10-2018

EFL Cup

Crystal Palace Team Logo Crystal Palace

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

03-11-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

24-11-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

27-11-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

01-12-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

08-12-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Sheffield Wednesday Form Guide

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo

Sheffield Wednesday

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W A

07-10-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

19-10-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

23-10-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

27-10-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

03-11-2018

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

09-11-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

24-11-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W H

27-11-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

01-12-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 4 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

08-12-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Middlesbrough Preview

Three victories from their last five in the league has Boro just on the outside looking in on the play-offs. They are in eighth place four behind Fulham in six though they do have a game in hand.

At the Riverside Stadium, they have lost their two league games 1-0 though both these came against sides in the top six. None of their last eight league home matches have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Daniel Ayala has been in good scoring form since Tony Pulis took over as boss netting three times in last three league games. Just 15 of the 38 goals they have scored this season have come in the first-half.

Middlesbrough Team News

The Teesiders have no injuries or suspensions ahead of this game

Sheffield Wednesday Preview

It is five unbeaten in all competitions for the Owls though this translates to two draws in a row in the league. They sit in 17th place and are just seven about 22nd so cannot consider themselves out of the relegation battle.

Away from Hillsborough, they have won just one of their last six league games though they did pick up a recent point at Bramall Lane. They have failed to score in three of their last five on their travels and netted just four in total in these ties.

It is four straight without a league goal for Wednesday with each of their last two ending in a goalless draw. Just 14 of the 30 goals the Yorkshire outfit have converted this season have come in the second period.

Sheffield Wednesday Team News

Gary Hooper (hip), Kieran Westwood (groin), Steven Fletcher, Sam Hutchinson (both knee), Joost van Aken and Tom Lees (both unknown) are doubts. Barry Bannan (groin) and Fernando Forestieri (knee) are long-term absentees.

Middlesbrough Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Sheffield Wednesday Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday Sidelined Players

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