Middlesbrough U23 manager Tinkler looking for three points in Sunderland U23 showdown

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Competition: England Premier League 2 Divison Two
Competition: Sun 16.January
Match begins: 12:00 (UTC)
Venue: Rockliffe Park (1000 seats)

11th- against 8th place might not feel all that steamy. Fear not: Here's the details that makes Middlesbrough U23 - Sunderland U23 (even) more engaging!

Insights:
  • Middlesbrough U23 have the the worst goal difference (-12) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Sunderland U23 have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.

Middlesbrough U23 and Sunderland U23 should both be in good shape for this meeting, as there's been enough days for both of them to train and rest since their last matches.

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Middlesbrough U23 form and stats

When playing at home in the Premier League 2 Divison Two, Middlesbrough U23, who have the the worst goal difference (-12) in Premier League 2 Divison Two, have managed 3 wins, 0 draws and suffered 5 defeats from 8 games.

Middlesbrough U23 enjoyed a nice away win last time out, playing at Aston Villa U23's place. The match ended 2-1 with Kavanagh (2) scoring.

A strong away win before that one, visiting Queens Park Rangers U23 and winning 5-0.

The hosts are favourites to win this game, with an estimated chance of about 55-60% of that outcome. Earlier Middlesbrough U23 matches with similar probabilities have ended with one win, two draws and two defeats (from five games).

Middlesbrough U23 has scored 9 league goals at home this season, in 8 matches. Defensively it’s touch-and-go for the home team as 14 goals have been conceded. It's worth mentioning that 8 of these goals has been conceded in their last three home matches.

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Sunderland U23 form and stats

The story so far for the visiting team on their Premier League 2 Divison Two travels is 4 wins, 1 draw and 3 defeats.

Gyimah scored in Sunderland U23's previous match, the home game against Reading U23 that ended 2-0.

Ahead of that match was the Premier League Cup away draw versus Leeds U23 that ended 3-3.

As mentioned above, the odds for this match puts the home team as favourites. Perhaps this eases the pressure on the away team, who are capable of producing an upset here on a good day. Looking at earlier matches with similar odds and Sunderland U23 playing away, we found five games. Results were zero away wins, three draws and two home wins.

The travelling fans enjoy Sunderland U23's attacking play in away games, having scored 14 goals in 8 league matches away. As opposed to that, Sunderland U23 have seen the ball go into their own net 11 times on the road.

Head 2 Head

Middlesbrough and Sunderland U23 have duelled already this season: Sunderland U23 - Middlesbrough U23 1-3. Head-2-head stats last six meetings: four - two - zero (Middlesbrough U23 wins - draws - Sunderland U23 wins). As for goals, four matches ended with three or more goals (over 2,5), two had two or less.

Middlesbrough U23 missing players

Sunderland U23 missing players

Middlesbrough U23 Sunderland U23
Total Home vs mid Statistics Stat vs low Away Total
16 8 2 Played P 2 8 14
5 3 0 Won W 1 4 6
0 0 0 Drew D 0 1 1
11 5 2 Lost L 1 3 7
19 9 1 Scored S 3 14 27
31 14 5 Conceded C 1 11 26
100% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 100%
94% 88% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 75% 86%
75% 75% 100% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 62% 71%
25% 12% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 0% 50% 57%
19% 12% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 0% 25% 36%
62% 50% 50% BTTS BTTS 0% 50% 64%
6% 12% 0% Clean Sheets C S 50% 12% 14%
31% 38% 50% Failed to Score F T 50% 38% 21%
 
5 5.9 7 Corners for (avg) C F 4.5 3.5 4.3
5.9 5.9 6 Corners against (avg) C A 5 7.5 6.4
2.4 2 2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2 2.2
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 1
 
11 10.7 12 Shots (avg) S ( 14.5 8.6 9.3
4.6 3.4 4 Shots on Target (avg) S O 5.5 4.1 4.1
28% 38% 25% Goal Efficiency G E 27% 42% 47%
 
10.7 9.1 5 Shots against (avg) S A 7.5 13.4 12.2
4.4 3.9 3 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 3.5 6.2 5.9
Key stats in Premier League 2 Divison Two this season:
  • Middlesbrough U23 have the fewest points from losing position (0) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Middlesbrough U23 have the the worst goal difference (-12) in Premier League 2 Divison Two
  • Middlesbrough U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.
  • Sunderland U23 have conceded at least twice as many corners as they have won away.
  • Sunderland U23 have won significantly less corners away then at home.
  • Sunderland U23 haven’t played a single 0-0 game.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Fulham U23 15 13 1 1 39 14 8 8 0 0 23 4 7 5 1 1 16 10 25 40
2 Norwich City U23 15 8 2 5 43 33 8 5 0 3 21 18 7 3 2 2 22 15 10 26
3 West Bromwich Albion U23 15 7 4 4 29 28 8 5 2 1 16 12 7 2 2 3 13 16 1 25
4 Stoke City U23 14 7 3 4 18 22 7 4 1 2 11 13 7 3 2 2 7 9 -4 24
5 Aston Villa U23 14 6 4 4 36 26 8 3 3 2 20 14 6 3 1 2 16 12 10 22
6 Burnley U23 16 6 4 6 26 24 9 3 3 3 15 13 7 3 1 3 11 11 2 22
7 Newcastle Utd U23 13 6 2 5 25 22 7 3 2 2 15 10 6 3 0 3 10 12 3 20
8 Sunderland U23 14 6 1 7 27 26 6 2 0 4 13 15 8 4 1 3 14 11 1 19
9 Wolves U23 14 5 3 6 15 25 7 3 1 3 7 12 7 2 2 3 8 13 -10 18
10 Southampton U23 15 5 2 8 23 25 6 3 1 2 13 7 9 2 1 6 10 18 -2 17
11 Middlesbrough U23 16 5 0 11 19 31 8 3 0 5 9 14 8 2 0 6 10 17 -12 15
12 Reading U23 15 3 5 7 18 29 8 2 3 3 11 13 7 1 2 4 7 16 -11 14
13 Nottingham U23 14 3 4 7 19 22 6 1 3 2 10 8 8 2 1 5 9 14 -3 13
14 Birmingham U23 14 3 3 8 19 29 6 2 0 4 7 12 8 1 3 4 12 17 -10 12