Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction, odds & betting tips 04/02/2024

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Middlesbrough - Sunderland

England Championship - Riverside

Middlesbrough and Sunderland go head-to-head at the Riverside Stadium in the Championship on Sunday, February 4th. Old rivals Middlesbrough and Sunderland battle it out for bragging rights in the Tees-Wear Derby. Read our Championship predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Both Teams to Score (4/6)

  • Sunderland have failed to score in only one of their last six games in the Championship.
  • Both teams managed to score in six of Middlesbrough’s last eight matches in the league.

Plenty of cut and thrust should be on show in Sunday’s Tyne-Wear Derby clash between Middlesbrough and Sunderland, and both teams have shown enough quality in the final third of late to suggest action at both ends could be on the cards. BTTS landed in six of Boro’s last eight league fixtures and our top Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction recommends stake in that direction again here.

Latest odds

Head to Head

07/10/23

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0

4

22/01/23

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

0

05/09/22

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

27/07/18

UK Friendlies UK

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Sunderland

Sunderland

0

0

24/02/18

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

3

3

Last Five - Middlesbrough

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

0

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

2

W

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

2

1

L

04/02/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

1

1

D

Last Five - Sunderland

24/02/24

England Championship CHA

Swansea

Swansea

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

1

L

17/02/24

England Championship CHA

Birmingham

Birmingham

Sunderland

Sunderland

2

1

L

14/02/24

England Championship CHA

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

0

L

10/02/24

England Championship CHA

gb

Plymouth

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

3

W

04/02/24

England Championship CHA

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

1

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%

With home advantage likely a factor, Middlesbrough hold the favourites tag ahead of the weekend, with the bookies handing them a 48.8% probability of success. The expected winners are also priced at 19/20 (1.95) to net over 1.5 times on Saturday. That outcome has an implied probability of 51.3%. If you are on the lookout for more Middlesbrough vs Sunderland betting tips, keep reading our expert predictions below.

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction – Other tips

Middlesbrough 1-1 Sunderland: Correct score (11/2)

  • Middlesbrough scored one goal in each of their last four Championship home games.
  • Sunderland notched once in four of their last five away matches in the league.

Middlesbrough Draw no Bet (1/2)

  • Middlesbrough beat Sunderland 4-0 when the teams met earlier in the campaign.
  • Sunderland have won only one of their last nine away tests in the second tier.

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland Team News

Middlesbrough

Isaiah Jones, Alex Bangura, Seny Dieng, Emmanuel Latte Lath, Tom Smith and Darragh Lenihan are out of action for Middlesbrough while Riley McGree and Sam Silvera are both on international duty and will also miss out.

Predicted Lineup for Middlesbrough: Dieng – Ayling, Clarke, Fry, Thomas – Howson, Hackney, Forss, Crooks, Azaz – Coburn

Sunderland

Aji Alese, Patrick Roberts, Bradley Dack, Niall Huggins, Dennis Cirkin and Corry Evans are in the treatment room for Sunderland. The Black Cats beat Stoke 3-1 in their last league assignment.

Predicted Lineup for Sunderland: Patterson – Seelt, Ballard, O'Nien, Hume – Neil, Ba, Ekwah, Bellingham, Clarke – Burstow

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough
4-2-3-1
16
Jonny Howson
gb
3
Rav Van den Berg
nl
20
Finn Azaz
ie
4
Daniel Barlaser
gb
23
Tom Glover
au
21
Marcus Forss
fi
6
Dael Fry
gb
7
Hayden Hackney
gb
29
Sam Greenwood
gb
12
Luke Ayling
gb
27
Lukas Engel
dk
Substitutes
33
Luke Thomas
gb
14
Alexander Gilbert
ie
28
Lewis O'Brien
gb
18
Sam Silvera
au
15
Anfernee Dijksteel
sr
32
Jamie Jones
gb
19
Josh Coburn
gb
17
Paddy McNair
gb
5
Matt Clarke
gb

Sunderland

Sunderland
4-1-4-1
11
Mason Burstow
gb
7
Jobe Bellingham
gb
17
Abdoullah Ba
fr
24
Dan Neill
gb
33
Leo Fuhr Hjelde
no
5
Daniel Ballard
gb
1
Anthony Patterson
gb
32
Trai Hume
gb
39
Pierre Ekwah
fr
20
Jack Clarke
gb
13
Luke O'Nien
gb
Substitutes
10
Patrick Roberts
gb
9
Luis Semedo
pt
15
Nazary Rusyn
ua
23
Jenson Seelt
nl
14
Romaine Mundle
gb
30
Nathan Bishop
gb
6
Timothee Pembele
fr
22
Adil Aouchiche
fr
48
Caden Kelly
gb

Make sure to check out our football betting tips page for more expert predictions and picks.

Player to Watch – Matt Crooks

Matt Crooks was among the goal-scorers when Middlesbrough blitzed Sunderland 4-0 in the reverse league meeting between the clubs in October. Crooks, who has hit three goals and six assists in the Championship overall this term, and the 30-year-old could be a match-turning protagonist again on Sunday.


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Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.