Sunderland vs Middlesbrough – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: January 16, 2023
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: January 16, 2023

Sunderland take on Middlesbrough for a match in the Championship on Sunday at the Stadium of Light. With 42 points after 27 games, Middlesbrough currently rank 4th in the Championship standings. Sunderland play catch-up as they recorded 38 points in 27 matches, putting them up as 10th before their upcoming clash.

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough Stats

  • In 15 of the last 17 Sunderland matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In 14 of the last 16 Sunderland home matches the sum of goals was under 3.5
  • In the last 5 matches in a row Sunderland played, both teams scored
  • Sunderland have scored in 13 of the last 15 matches
  • Sunderland have not lost 9 of the last 11 matches
  • Middlesbrough have scored in the last 11 matches in a row
  • In 9 of the last 11 matches Middlesbrough played, both teams scored
  • Middlesbrough have won 7 of the last 8 matches while scoring more than 1.5 goals
  • In 8 of the last 9 Middlesbrough away matches the sum of goals was over 2.5
  • In 9 of the last 11 Middlesbrough matches the sum of goals was over 2.5

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough Lineups

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough Preview

Tony Mowbray’s Sunderland have seen it all in their last three matches, which added four points to their account. They first shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Blackpool, before claiming 3 points in a 1-2 win against Shrewsbury. Unfortunately for them, this was followed by a 1-3 defeat at the hands of Swansea. Sunderland managed to win two of their past six home matches in the Championship. In the remaining four, they drew zero and lost four, as they scored nine and conceded 11 goals.

Their past three matches saw Middlesbrough beating Birmingham 1-3, losing 1-5 against Brighton, and beating Millwall by 1-0. Middlesbrough recorded no less than five in their previous six Championship away matches, as well as losing once and drawing none. They hit the target 14 themselves while allowing seven goals against. Middlesbrough have been prolific goalscorers in the Championship, not least away from home. Until now, they have been on target 24 times, making them the highest-scoring away side, while also letting in 21 goals.

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough H2H

The last time the pair played each other, Middlesbrough came out the other side as 1-0 winners and surely won’t mind a repeat of that result. Sunderland picked up one win in their previous ten matches against Middlesbrough, while the latter claimed six wins in these, with the remaining finishing a draw. The bookies’ best betting odds on a draw at full-time are at 1.71.

Current Championship Standings

Full Time Betting

Sunderland claimed four wins in the previous 10 matches at home across all tournaments, as well as drawing two and losing four. Middlesbrough won seven of their last 10 away games, as they also drew zero and lost three of these matches. Sunderland claimed just two wins to nil in their last 10 matches at the Stadium of Light.

Both Teams to Score

Middlesbrough ended up winning 1-0 in the most recent meeting between these two rivals. Rest assured they have a similar outcome in mind at the Stadium of Light.

Over/Under Tips

Over 2.5 goals came out one time in the last three encounters between these two teams. Sunderland managed an average of one goal, with Middlesbrough averaging 1.66 goals in these games. Both teams to score was a winning bet one time in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals came out seven times in the previous ten matches across all tournaments for Sunderland, who scored an average of 1.8 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in eight of the last ten outings for Middlesbrough, who managed to score 2.1 times in those matches.


About Josh Stewart

Josh lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, and works as a website editor. He has previously worked for several prominent online sites and, as a former professional golfer, specialises in sports and iGaming. Josh has almost a decade of experience as a freelancer and has received excellent reviews from current and previous clients.