Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 05/09/2022

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland: Our top betting tips

Tony Mowbray has been the talk of Sunderland this week after he made a winning start to his new job. Will he make it six points from six? Find out with our Middlesbrough vs Sunderland match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Backing a draw

Let's get to it, we don't see this game ending with a winner. Middlesbrough have only managed to win one of their last five games with two draws and two defeats closing out their five game form. Sunderland have done slightly better with two wins and a draw but also two losses. Despite the Black Cats being in marginally better form, it's hard to escape their poor record at the Riverside. They've not won there since 2005 despite having played there seven times since; four of those games have ended level.

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Anticipating goals

Our next tip for this game is focussed on the total goals market and we are backing over 2.5 goals. Middlesbrough, despite their patchy form, have seen four of their past five games go north of the aforementioned 2.5 goal marker. Sunderland's form is less convincing in the total goals market, however, 60% of their last five have still gone north of the 2.5 threshold. With both sides having seen plenty of goals of late, this one doesn't feel like it is shaping up to be a drab affair.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Middlesbrough vs Sunderland

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A northern derby with added spice

This game could easily be dubbed as the Tony Mowbray derby. Mowbray took over the reigns at Sunderland in the week with Alex Neil having vacated the seat to join Stoke and whilst his task is to take three points home it is hard to ignore his past; Mowbray spent nine years with Boro as a player plus a further three as manager. Now though, his former team will like nothing more than beating him.

Huddersfield's form has been pretty poor of late and they'll be going again here with a squad that's not quite at full strength. Zack Steffen, who had been the first choice keeper, is a doubt whilst Chuba Akpom and Darnell Fisher are definitely out.

Middlesbrough Predicted lineup – Roberts, Clarke, Lenihan, McNair, Giles, Jones, Crooks, Howson, Mowatt, McGree, Muniz

Sunderland might not have a clean bill of health heading into this match but there is some positive news with young striker Leon Dajaku likely to be back in the squad – albeit it probably on the bench. Dan Ballard and Niall Huggins, however, will be missing.

Sunderland Predicted lineup – Patterson, O'Nien, Batth, Cirkin, Gooch, Neil, Evans, Clarke, Pritchard, Simms, Stewart

A quickfire FAQ on Middlesbrough vs Sunderland

Middlesbrough vs Sunderland prediction

  • Where is the match being hosted? – Riverside Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Middlesbrough
  • What time does the match kick off? 8 PM GMT