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Middlesbrough vs Sunderland

Competition – Barclays Premier League

Stadium – Riverside

Date: 26th April 2017

Kick-off time – 19:45 GMT

Live in-play betting – bet365

This is a game between relegation fighters, and the final result may have the least impact on the league table.

Middlesbrough have earned only 2 points from their last 6 games, and they are currently on a run of two straight defeats.

They looked doomed for relegation, but could buy themselves some time and confirm Sunderland’s relegation with a win in this game.

They are currently 19th in the league table and need 10 points from their remaining games, while hoping that their fellow strugglers lose all their remaining games, before they can survive relegation.

Playing at home offers Middlesbrough no advantage per se as they have lost 3 of their last 4 home games.

It is only a matter of time before Sunderland’s relegation to the Championship is confirmed.

Just like Middlesbrough, a win here would buy them some time, but that is highly unlikely.

The Black cats have lost 4 of their last 6 games, and their 2-2 home draw against West Ham last time out would have given them a much needed boost.

The Black cats are currently rock bottom of the Premier League after collecting just 21 points from 32 league games.

They need 13 points from their remaining games to secure their safety, but if they lose this game, that would effectively confirm their relegation to the Championship.

Results of each team’s last 5 matches across all leagues and competitions

 
Middlesbrough last 5 matches (most recent first):
22/04/17 (a)Bournemouth 4-0 L
17/04/17 (h)Arsenal 1-2 L
08/04/17 (h)Burnley 0-0 D
05/04/17 (a)Hull City 4-2 L
02/04/17 (a)Swansea City 0-0 D
 
Sunderland last 5 matches (most recent first):
15/04/17 (h)West Ham United 2-2 D
09/04/17 (h)Manchester United 0-3 L
04/04/17 (a)Leicester City 2-0 L
01/04/17 (a)Watford 1-0 L
18/03/17 (h)Burnley 0-0 D

Last time they met: Sunderland 1-2 Middlesbrough

Other fixtures taking place this week in the Premier League Fixtures:

Premier League Table

# Team MP W D L F A G P
1 Manchester United 2 2 0 0 8 0 +8 6
2 Huddersfield Town 2 2 0 0 4 0 +4 6
3 West Bromwich Albion 2 2 0 0 2 0 +2 6
4 Watford 2 1 1 0 5 3 +2 4
5 Manchester City 2 1 1 0 3 1 +2 4
6 Liverpool 2 1 1 0 4 3 +1 4
7 Southampton 2 1 1 0 3 2 +1 4
8 Everton 2 1 1 0 2 1 +1 4
9 Leicester City 2 1 0 1 5 4 +1 3
10 Tottenham Hotspur 2 1 0 1 3 2 +1 3
11 Arsenal 2 1 0 1 4 4 +0 3
12 Chelsea 2 1 0 1 4 4 +0 3
13 Burnley 2 1 0 1 3 3 +0 3
14 Stoke City 2 1 0 1 1 1 +0 3
15 Swansea City 2 0 1 1 0 4 -4 1
16 AFC Bournemouth 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
17 Newcastle United 2 0 0 2 0 3 -3 0
18 Brighton & Hov… 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0
19 Crystal Palace 2 0 0 2 0 4 -4 0
20 West Ham United 2 0 0 2 2 7 -5 0

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