Michael Owen predicts Sunderland v Middlesbrough

Television pundit and former footballer Michael Owen watches the parade before the 13.45 Manor House Stables Lily Agnes Conditions Stakes

Sunderland and Middlesbrough will face each other in the Premier League on Sunday.

BT Sport's Michael Owen before the match

Former Newcastle United striker Michael Owen has predicted on Betvictor.com that the match between Sunderland and Middlesbrough this weekend will end in a draw.

Sunderland will take on Middlesbrough at the Stadium of Light in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon.

“This Tees-Wear derby will be David Moyes first game in charge of the Black Cats at the Stadium of Light but I think they may have to settle for a point against a Boro side who played very well for the opening 45 minutes against Stoke last weekend,” Owen wrote on Betvictor.com.

A footnote added: “Michael’s recommendation: Game to finish 1-1 at 6/1.”

Michael Owen of Local Legends

Sunderland will head into the match against Middlesbrough at home on the back of a 2-1 defeat to Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium.

The performance of David Moyes’s side against City last weekend was not exactly bad.

There is still a lot of work to do, but the Black Cats should be optimistic of winning against Boro on Sunday afternoon.

BT Sport presenter Michael Owen before the match

Middlesbrough, who won promotion from the Championship at the end of last season, kicked off their 2016-17 Premier League campaign with a 1-1 draw with Stoke City at home.

The display of Aitor Karanka’s side against Stoke at the Riverside Stadium last weekend was quite encouraging.

Sunderland are winless in their last 15 Premier League games in the month of August.

Middlesbrough are unbeaten in their previous 11 league games, drawing the last five.

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