Sheffield Wednesday might have shaken off relegation troubles this season, but things remain unclear for side Middlesbrough. The finale of the Championship might bear a change in the side’s future. The fate of the side will settle as they take on Sheffield Wednesday. The match schedules for Wednesday with kickoff at 9.30 pm.
Sheffield Wednesday played off an eight-goal thriller with promoted side Fulham during the weekend. It was unfortunate for the Owls who came out on the losing end with a thrilling 5-3 result for the side.
The side will cherish the fact that they have overcome relegation woes at the end of the season. However, Garry Monk will have much to reconsider following an unimpressive performance in the second half-season.
The Owl was as high as third in the rankings after 23 games in the season. Since then, the side has fallen from grace till they landed the 16th spot. A win during the midweek mixture will elevate the side to the 13th spot.
Boro is currently 19th on the table with 50 points from their 45 games for this season. The side sits two points above the relegation drop zone. For a taste of league one, the side dreads for a loss for Birmingham City and a win for Charlton Athletic and Luton Town.
Sheffield Wednesday vs. Middlesbrough Head to Head
Both sides have 16 games against each other with Sheffield taking home six wins while Boros with eight wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Fulham 5-3 Sheffield Wednesday
Sheffield Wednesday 0-0 Huddersfield
QPR 0-3 Sheffield
Sheffield 1-3 Preston North End
Swansea City 2-1 Sheffield Wednesday
Middlesbrough 1-3 Cardiff City
Reading 1-2 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough 1-3 Bristol City
Millwall 0-2 Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough 0-1 QPR
Sheffield Wednesday Team News
Kieran Lee was unavailable during their clash with Fulham but expected to make a comeback on the final day. The returning Lee will see Joey Pelupessy start on the bench. Other doubts ahead of the match include Jacob Murphy and Atdhe Nuhiu. A defensive worry rocks the camp with the missing Osaze Urhoghide and Steven Fletcher.
Middlesbrough Team News
Warnock faces a dilemma is to select the midfield lineup as a replacement for suspended Howson. Patrick McNair looks like a likely fit with Adam Clayton falling down the pecking order for the side.
Prediction and Odds
Middlesbrough expects to come to all guns blazing with relegation woes a reality in case things go south on the final day.
Both Teams to Score
First to Score: Away