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EFL expert predicts outcome of Middlesbrough v Sheffield United clash

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Heading into the 2022/23 Championship campaign, both Middlesbrough and Sheffield United were highly fancied sides.

However, things have not been plain sailing for either side in the opening few weeks of the season.

Middlesbrough find themselves winless at present in 2022/23, having drew 1-1 with West Brom on the opening weekend of the season, and then losing 3-2 away at QPR last weekend.

A 1-0 midweek defeat to Barnsley in the EFL Cup was another game Boro went without a win, although Chris Wilder did make plenty of changes to his side for the match.

There was a midweek cup exit for their opponents this weekend, Sheffield United, too, with the Blades having been beaten 1-0 by West Brom at The Hawthorns.

Unlike Middlesbrough, though, much fewer changes were made to the side.

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That midweek defeat followed a positive win over Millwall last weekend following Paul Heckingbottom’s side opening match defeat away at Watford.

Speaking ahead of the match, has predicted his result for the match, believing an entertaining draw is on the cards at the Riverside, with the final score being 2-2.

Boro vs Sheffield United is scheduled for a 2pm kick-off on Sunday afternoon.

The Verdict

Sunday’s clash at the Riverside certainly looks an enticing one.

It is always an entertaining watch when two of the top sides in the division go head to head and that is certainly the case with this match.

Middlesbrough will be desperate to get that first win of the season under their belt, and Sheffield United will be looking to put that midweek cup exit well behind them by winning consecutive matches in the league.

I think a draw is a good prediction here, but either side have the quality to turn the match in their respective favour and take all three points.

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