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Sunderland vs Middlesbrough Predictions & Tips - Black Cats on a Championship Roll

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Last updated: 05 Oct 2023
Alex Waite 05 Oct 2023
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  • Sunderland vs Middlesbrough predictions for Saturday’s Championship match
  • The fixture is being played at the Stadium of Light (12:30 BST)
  • Can the Black Cats seal a third successive league win?
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Sunderland have won 5 of their last 6 matches (Getty Images)

Sunderland vs Middlesbrough Predictions


Sunderland are one of the most in-form Championship sides and have dominated recent matches. Middlesbrough are patchy on the road and there is value on another Black Cats home win.
  • Sunderland vs Middlesbrough Predictions
  • Head-to-Head
  • Sunderland Form
  • Sunderland Injuries & Team News
  • Middlesbrough Form
  • Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News

  • Sunderland have won 5 of their last 6 matches
  • Middlesbrough have lost 3 of their last 5 away matches (Championship)

Head-to-Head


Sunderland have a 62-51 advantage against Middlesbrough in 151 meetings with 38 draws.

Sunderland Form


Sunderland are unbeaten in seven of their last nine Championship matches and have won six.

The Black Cats sealed back-to-back league wins in their last two. An away win at Sheffield Wednesday (3-0) came before a 2-0 home victory over Watford on Wednesday.

Tony Mowbray’s side had 58% possession and four shots on target during the Watford win. Nial Huggins and Abdoullah Ba scored either side of half time to secure the three points.

Sunderland Injuries & Team News


Midfielders Bradley Dack, Dennis Cirkin, Pierre Ekwah, Jay Matete and Corry Evans are ruled out.

Defender Aji Alese and forward Ross Stewart are unavailable due to injury. 

Middlesbrough Form


Middlesbrough are winless in seven of their last ten Championship matches, losing five.
Boro have won their last three after victories against Southampton (2-1), Watford (3-2) and Cardiff (2-0). 

Michael Carrick’s side beat Cardiff at home last time out and controlled the match with 61% possession. Isiah Jones and Emmanuel Latte Lath struck after half time to seal the win.

Middlesbrough Injuries & Team News


Midfielder Lewis O'Brien is out. 

Verdict

Sunderland have gathered winning momentum recently and Boro are unconvincing on the road. A third consecutive Black Cats league win is tipped at the Stadium of Light.

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