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Middlesbrough - Sheffield


On the 29. match day relegated Middlesbrough which is on the 8th position in the league (44 points) will play on home ground against Sheffield Wednesday which is on the league's 17th position (32 points). The season league home record of Middlesbrough is 7-2-5 while the season league away record of Sheffield Wednesday is 3-5-6. Comparing the home matches of Middlesbrough versus the away matches of Sheffield Wednesday (28 in total) there have been 46% home wins, 25% draws and 29% away wins (13-7-8). The record of Middlesbrough's last 6 matches is 4-0-2 and for Sheffield Wednesday it's 1-2-3. There are 5 recent encounters between these two teams with Middlesbrough on home ground (2012-2017) and the record for that team is 3-1-1. The statistics clearly indicate a win for Middlesbrough who can't accept anything less in this home match if they are serious about reaching the promotion playoff spots this season.


Cardiff celebrated a return to the Premier League as a 0-0 draw against Reading proved enough to give manager Neil Warnock a record eighth career promotion.

A draw left Cardiff sweating on Fulham's result at Birmingham, but news of the Cottagers' 3-1 defeat began to filter through before the final whistle to kick start the party in the Welsh capital.

The scoreline also guaranteed Reading another season in the Sky Bet Championship, although results elsewhere meant the Royals would have been safe even had they lost for the fourth successive game.

This will be a day long remembered in Cardiff as the Bluebirds nervously crossed the line back into the Premier League, their only previous stay being a one-season stop in 2013-14.

It was rarely pretty, as has often been the way this season from a side that Warnock has shaped in his no-nonsense image.

But no-one can dispute the spirit and resilience of a squad Warnock has put together on a relative shoestring and one that has mustered 90 points from 46 league games.

Reading reached the play-offs last season under Jaap Stam but it has been a miserable season in Berkshire.

Stam departed in March to leave Paul Clement with the task of keeping Reading in the division, something which was thrown into grave doubt by last week's capitulation at home to Ipswich.
Fulham to Win at 7/10
Fulham 2-1 at 15/2