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Match preview: Boro v Wednesday

27 September 2019

Match Previews

Match preview: Boro v Wednesday

27 September 2019

Wednesday head to the Riverside on Saturday afternoon.

Boro have won two of their nine games in all competitions this season and go into the weekend in 15th position in the Championship.

Jonathan Woodgate’s side were beaten 1-0 away at Cardiff last weekend but have won two of their last three outings at the Riverside, defeating Reading and Wigan, both 1-0, while also drawing 1-1 with Millwall.


Wednesday are four points ahead of Boro in the Championship after securing a dramatic point last time out, with Atdhe Nuhiu scoring a stoppage time equaliser v Fulham.

From four away league fixtures this season, the Owls have won two (Reading 1-3, Huddersfield 0-2) and lost two (Millwall 1-0, Preston 2-1).

Team news

SWFC: Owls captain Tom Lees remains a doubt as he continues his recovery from a hamstring injury.

The 28-year-old was back on the training pitch this week and is closing in on a return but Saturday’s trip to Middlesbrough may come too soon.


David Bates (groin) will miss the Championship clash.

Middlesbrough: With no fresh injury concerns, Boro will be looking to seal back to back home wins for the first time this season.


Rudy Gestede (hamstring) remains sidelined, Hayden Coulson and George Friend are still out, but Jonny Howson (hernia) could make his return.

Championship form


Video preview


Tickets for visiting supporters have sold out.

Wednesday were originally allocated 2,089 tickets and then received a further allocation, taking the total to 2,857 for the Championship clash.

Supporters should note there will be no tickets available on the day at the Riverside Stadium.

Fans are strongly advised not to travel without a match ticket.


Sheffield Wednesday are reminding supporters of their conduct whilst following the team both at Hillsborough and away from home.

The launching of missiles from the stands, including pyrotechnics, are criminal offences and the club have a zero tolerance policy to these.



Audio passes for the entire season are on sale for just £45.

Wednesdayites can access every minute of the Owls’ first team games in all competitions, home and away.

Our dedicated commentary team will be on hand to call the action with Rob O’Neill and John Pearson behind the mic on Teesside.



For overseas fans, subscribers can watch the full game with enhanced production for the 2019/20 season including four-camera coverage, match commentary and graphics.

Season passes for this service are priced at £130 or £5 per match pass.

With four-camera coverage, supporters outside the UK can watch the Owls in the Championship this season, accompanied with iFollow commentary.


Last five v Middlesbrough

Boro 0-1 Owls – 26 Dec 2018 – Championship (pictured)
Owls 1-2 Boro – 19 Oct 2018 – Championship
Boro 0-0 Owls – 30 Jan 2018 – Championship
Owls 1-2 Boro – 23 Dec 2017 – Championship
Boro 3-0 Owls – 8 Jan 2017 – FA Cup


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