Wednesday, April 26, at 21:45 EEST, we will have the match between Middlesbrough vs Sunderland, what we can call the derby of suffering, in a game of the Premier League.
Middlesbrough is playing her last chance in this match, she is on the penultimate spot with 24 points, with 9 points behind Hull, the first team above the red line.
Without a victory with Steve Agnew as head coach, in the previous round, it evolved away, where they lost for the 17th time this season, 0 – 4 with Bournemouth. Thus, Negredo and his colleagues remain without victory in 2017.
The fact that Wednesday returns to “Riverside Stadium” is not at all an advantage, having 14 points accumulated in front of his supporters, but a positive aspect is represented by the direct matches played on his own field, where they didn`t lost in front of Sunderland for 12 years.
Team Info : Gaston Ramirez is suspended, and Marten de Roon, Grant Leadbitter and Victor Valdes are uncertain.
Sunderland is relegated as it being on the last place in the championship with 21 points, 12 points less than the first team above the red line. However, in the previous round, the “black cats” made a good game, managing to draw with West Ham, 2 – 2, in a match played on home ground.
On the other hand, Sunderland also has problems with the victories in 2017, managing only one from the beginning of the year, 4 – 0 with Crystal Palace, in a match played on foreign lands. In fact, the team with David Moyes on the bench managed to score in a single match of the last eight matches, in that 2 – 2 against West Ham.
Team Info : Paddy McNair, Duncan Watmore, Jan Kirchhoff and Bryan Oviedo are injured, and Sebastian Larsson is suspended.
Middlesbrough vs Sunderland Probable Teams
Middlesbrough : Guzan – Fabio – Chambers – Gibson – Friend – Clayton – Roon – Forshaw – Downing – Negredo – Traore
Sunderland : Pickford – Jones – Kone – O’Shea – Manquillo – Rodwell – Cattermole – Ndong – Khazri – Defoe – Anichebe
The tour was 2 – 1 for Middlesbrough, a result that is likely to be repeated, counting on the fact that the dispute is taking place on “Riverside Stadium”. However, the show has to suffer, given that it is a crucial match that the hosts are forced to win.
Middlesbrough vs Sunderland Betting Tips : Hosts Score First Goal = WON