Middlesbrough vs Sunderland – Predictions, Free Bets, Odds and Betting Tips

Middlesbrough FC
Middlesbrough FC
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League Position 8
Goals Scored 20
Goals Conceded 13
Head-to-Head Wins 5
Head-to-Head Draws 2
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12:15
5th November 2017
Sunderland AFC
Sunderland AFC
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League Position 22
Goals Scored 20
Goals Conceded 30
Head-to-Head Wins 3
Head-to-Head Draws 2
8 League Position 22
20 Goals Scored 20
13 Goals Conceded 30
5 Head-to-Head Wins 3
2 Head-to-Head Draws 2
The first Tees–Wear derby of the Championship 2017-18 season kicks off with Middlesbrough welcoming Sunderland to the Riverside Stadium this weekend. Middlesbrough come into the game with the play-off places still in sight. The team are only two points behind Derby County, although the Rams have a game in hand. Sunderland are in the bottom three with a two-point deficit over Birmingham City, who occupy the final safety spots. Follow all our predictions, odds, free bets and betting tips below.

Middlesbrough FC vs Sunderland AFC – Betting Tips for the game

Middlesbrough were able to get a 3-1 win over Hull City to make it back-to-back wins in the league. It has been of a huge assistance to Garry Monk’s team, as they make their way up the table.

Sunderland remain stuck in the bottom three for the last six weeks and they continue to do so after only getting a 3-3 draw at the Stadium of Light against Bolton. This was the fourth draw in the last five matches for the club, who decided to sack manager Simon Grayson.

The recent game between the two clubs saw Sunderland travel to the Riverside and suffer a 1-0 defeat. Our betting tips and predictions expect a Middlesbrough.

Prediction and betting tip: Middlesbrough win at 7/10 with Sky Bet

Middlesbrough FC vs Sunderland AFC – Match odds

Sunderland are given a price of 11/2 to win the game. We would not go with this option. Sunderland have been without a win in the last 13 matches, while they have been able to get only one away victory so far this season. Middlesbrough come on the back of consecutive victories, but the club has had a mediocre home record this season. They have been able to get only three wins in the seven matches at the Riverside stadium, but recent form is likely to favour the home team. Our preview would back a win for Middlesbrough, which is at 7/10 with Sky Bet.

Middlesbrough win odds: 7/10 with Sky Bet

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland draw odds: 29/10 with Betfair

Sunderland win odds: 11/2 with Bet365

Middlesbrough FC vs Sunderland AFC – Correct Score odds

Sunderland are not expected to become outstanding going forward immediately after the departure of Simon Grayson, as the club has managed only 20 goals in 15 matches this season. Surprisingly, their goalscoring form on the road has been better with 12 goals in seven matches. Boro continue to struggle for goals with the team only managing eight goals in seven home matches. Our correct score prediction would expect a 2-1 victory for Middlesbrough, and it is at 8/1 with BetVictor.

Correct score prediction: Middlesbrough 2-1 win at 8/1 with BetVictor

Middlesbrough FC vs Sunderland AFC – Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds

There have been more than 2.5 goals in just two of the last five home matches for Middlesbrough, but games involving Sunderland have witnessed plenty of goals in recent weeks with only one in the last five producing less than 2.5 goals. Our total goals prediction would go with over 2.5 goals at 21/20 with Bet365.

Goal odds and predictions: Over 2.5 goals at 21/20 with Bet365

Middlesbrough FC vs Sunderland AFC – First Goalscorer odds

Britt Assombalonga has been able to score 3 out of his eight league goals this season at the Riverside with one of those goals opening the scoring in the game. He has faced Sunderland only once and has failed to score in this game. Yet, our first goalscorer prediction would back Assombalonga at 16/5 with BetVictor.

First goalscorer prediction: Assombalonga at 16/5 with BetVictor

Middlesbrough FC vs Sunderland AFC – Free bet offers

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