Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Prediction 19.09.2023

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  • Competition: England - Championship
  • Date: Tuesday, 19th, September 2023
  • Kickoff: 20:00 UK / 21.00 CEST
  • Venue: Hillsborough (Sheffield)

On Tuesday, a clash between the two lowest-ranked teams in the Championship unfolds, while newly-promoted Sheffield Wednesday hosts Middlesbrough at Hillsborough Stadium.

Sheffield Wednesday earned promotion to the Championship in the previous season, finishing in third place during the regular League One campaign. Their journey through the playoffs was filled with excitement, featuring a memorable semifinal victory over Peterborough and a dramatic final triumph against Barnsley, thanks to Windass' late goal in the 120+3rd minute. In their return to the Championship, the Owls set their sights on survival as the primary objective, but their start has been disappointing, amassing just one solitary point from the initial six rounds.

If there's any consolation for the newcomers, it's the fact that their Tuesday rival isn't faring any better in the 2023-24 campaign. Surprisingly, Middlesbrough - who came close to Premier League promotion last season but fell short in the playoffs' semifinals against Coventry - is virtually unrecognizable in the new campaign. Just one measly point from the opening six Championship matches for a club that many had pegged as a top-six contender is a disastrous performance, and they will need an urgent turnaround.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Under 2.5

In this showdown, it's not just about the two teams with the worst records, the two winless squads in the opening six rounds, but also about the two weakest offensive units in the Championship. With only four shared goals scored so far, it's clear where Sheffield Wednesday and Middlesbrough's problems lie in the current season. What's alarming, especially for the newly-promoted side, is their inability to find the back of the net in three out of their last four Championship fixtures. To compound their woes, they didn't even manage a single shot on target in a weekend defeat to Ipswich.

Speaking of the visiting team, it appears that Boro's attacking prowess has significantly dulled since Chuba Akpom, the top scorer in last season's Championship with 28 goals and two assists, left this summer to join Ajax. With a lackluster end to the previous campaign and a dreadful start to the current one, Middlesbrough finds itself in the midst of an 11-game winless streak in the second tier. Considering that neither team is eager to risk further decline, a prudent defensive strategy is anticipated on Tuesday at Hillsborough Stadium, where the scoreline shouldn't exceed two goals.

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough Head to Head (H2H) stats

  1. Middlesbrough

    3 : 1

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

  2. Sheffield Wednesday

    2 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  3. Sheffield Wednesday

    1 : 2

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  4. Middlesbrough

    1 : 4

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

  5. Middlesbrough

    0 : 1

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

Sheffield Wednesday

Sheffield Wednesday team news

Sheffield Wednesday manager Xisco Munoz will be forced to make at least one change in the starting XI for the upcoming match on Tuesday, as Dominic Iorfa left the field in the 28th minute over the weekend due to injury, which means that 22-year-old Di'Shon Bernard is expected to replace him.

The Spanish manager's discontent with George Byers' display during the 0-1 defeat against Ipswich might result in the Scot starting the next game on the bench. This could open the door for Blackburn loanee John Buckley to take his place in midfield. 

Moreover, Mohamed Diaby is confirmed to be unavailable due to a leg injury, while experienced midfielder Barry Bannan's participation remains uncertain following his absence from Saturday's match.

Last matches of Sheffield Wednesday

  1. Sheffield Wednesday

    0 : 1

    Ipswich Town

    Championship

  2. Leeds United

    0 : 0

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

  3. Sheffield Wednesday

    1 : 1

    Mansfield Town

    Carabao Cup

  4. Cardiff City

    2 : 1

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Championship

  5. Sheffield Wednesday

    0 : 1

    Preston North End

    Championship

Sheffield Wednesday lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 36

    Devis Vásquez

Defenders

  • 17

    Di'Shon Bernard

  • 5

    Bambo Diaby

  • 23

    Akin Famewo

Midfielders

  • 14

    Pol Valentín

  • 22

    Jeff Hendrick

  • 10

    Barry Bannan

  • 15

    Juan Delgado

Forwards

  • 21

    John Buckley

  • 11

    Josh Windass

  • 27

    Ashley Fletcher

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough team news

Former Manchester United player Michael Carrick didn't kick off his coaching career on the best note, as he's still in search of his first Championship victory. Undoubtedly, it will be a challenging task for the Englishman to find a suitable replacement for Akpom.

One of Boro's brightest prospects, Sam Greenwood, is aiming to make a starting appearance against Sheffield Wednesday, the newly-promoted side, following his entire match spent on the bench against Blackburn this past weekend. However, the availability of Tommy Smith remains uncertain due to various problems he's faced early in the season.

Last matches of Middlesbrough

  1. Blackburn Rovers

    2 : 1

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  2. Middlesbrough

    0 : 2

    Queens Park Rangers

    Championship

  3. Bolton Wanderers

    1 : 3

    Middlesbrough

    Carabao Cup

  4. West Bromwich Albion

    4 : 2

    Middlesbrough

    Championship

  5. Middlesbrough

    1 : 1

    Huddersfield Town

    Championship

Middlesbrough lineup

Goalkeeper

  • 1

    Seny Dieng

Defenders

  • 3

    Rav van den Berg

  • 6

    Dael Fry

  • 26

    Darragh Lenihan

  • 27

    Lukas Engel

Midfielders

  • 7

    Hayden Hackney

  • 28

    Lewis O'Brien

  • 18

    Samuel Silvera

  • 25

    Matt Crooks

  • 8

    Riley McGree

Forwards

  • 19

    Josh Coburn

3 Reasons why we expect Under 2.5

  1. Sheffield Wednesday has scored just one goal in their previous four Championship games.
  2. Four of Sheffield Wednesday's last five games have gone under 2.5 goals.
  3. Middlesbrough have struggled in the final third since Chuba Akpom left them.

Main prediction Sheffield Wednesday - Middlesbrough

Under 2.5 goals

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winrate

56% winrate

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3 wins in a row

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Additional predictions

Team 2 to Win

Best odds:2.15

BTTS - NO

Best odds:2.10

AH2 (0)

Best odds:1.59

Sheffield Wednesday & Middlesbrough current standing in Championship

Regular Season P W D L
G - A
GD Pts
1 Leicester City 46 31 4 11 89 - 41 +48 97
2 Ipswich Town 46 28 12 6 92 - 57 +35 96
3 Leeds United 46 27 9 10 81 - 43 +38 90
4 Southampton 46 26 9 11 87 - 63 +24 87
5 West Bromwich Albion 46 21 12 13 70 - 47 +23 75
6 Norwich City 46 21 10 15 79 - 64 +15 73
7 Hull City 46 19 13 14 68 - 60 +8 70
8 Middlesbrough 46 20 9 17 71 - 62 +9 69
9 Coventry City 46 17 13 16 70 - 59 +11 64
10 Preston North End 46 18 9 19 56 - 67 -11 63
11 Bristol City 46 17 11 18 53 - 51 +2 62
12 Cardiff City 46 19 5 22 53 - 70 -17 62
13 Millwall 46 16 11 19 45 - 55 -10 59
14 Swansea City 46 15 12 19 59 - 65 -6 57
15 Watford 46 13 17 16 61 - 61 0 56
16 Sunderland 46 16 8 22 52 - 54 -2 56
17 Stoke City 46 15 11 20 49 - 60 -11 56
18 Queens Park Rangers 46 15 11 20 47 - 58 -11 56
19 Blackburn Rovers 46 14 11 21 60 - 74 -14 53
20 Sheffield Wednesday 46 15 8 23 44 - 68 -24 53
21 Plymouth Argyle 46 13 12 21 59 - 70 -11 51
22 Birmingham City 46 13 11 22 50 - 65 -15 50
23 Huddersfield Town 46 9 18 19 48 - 77 -29 45
24 Rotherham United 46 5 12 29 37 - 89 -52 27

Sheffield Wednesday vs Middlesbrough - FAQ

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Where to watch?

The match between these teams will be broadcast on Arena Sport (BiH), Arena Sport (Ser), Arena Sport (Svn), beIN Sports (Aus), beIN Sports Max (Fra), Diema Sport 2, Match 4 (Hun), Setanta Sports Eurasia, Sky Sports Football (UK/Irl), Sky Sports Main Event (UK/Irl), Sky Sports (UK), Viaplay (Den), Viaplay (Fin), Viaplay (Ned), Viaplay (Nor), Viaplay (Pol), Viaplay (Swe), V Sport 2 (Fin), V Sport (Nor), V Sport Premium (Swe)

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Who is Sheffield Wednesday's player to watch?

Interestingly, all of Sheffield Wednesday's goals in the current season have been scored by different players.

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Who is Middlesbrough's player to watch?

Matt Crooks has improved his form of late, getting on the scoresheet in two of his last three matches across all competitions.