Blackburn vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).
Blackburn had to settle for a less than modest 15th place finish in the league table last season and seems to be in no hurry to make any change to their prospect this time around too. If anything, they are in line for an even worse finish.
They lost both of their opening two games in the competition and is placed dead-last in standings right now.
Opponents Middlesbrough will be keenly looking forward to this game, as they are in dire need of a win at present. Despite their top-tier ending in last campaign, where they missed the cut-off for the playoffs by a whisker, the team is winless so far in this edition of the Championship.
Blackburn vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- Three of the last five wins went to Middlesbrough.
- The last time these two met, Middlesbrough recorded a 0-1 win on the road.
- At this venue, the hosts failed to score in two of the last three clashes.
- Three of the last four encounters had goals from both sides.
Blackburn vs Middlesbrough Prediction
Blackburn lost 100% of their ties so far in the tournament and has scored just one goal in their name. Their opponents meanwhile, was unbeaten in four of their last five games on the road and won three of them as well. They also found the back of the net thrice or more in four of their previous five road trips.
Importantly, they registered three of the prior five h2h wins and won 0-1 on the road the last time these two met.
As such, expect them to stay clear of a defeat this weekend, but a clean sheet might be asking too much. One of the main reasons being the home advantage of Blackburn. Adding on, their desperation to shed this losing run will also play a role.
Going on, three of the last four meetings between the clubs had goals at either of the pitch, and finally, Middlesbrough failed to keep a clean sheet in 11 of their last previous 12 match-ups, and in eight of their former ten on the road.
Consequentially, a BTTS bet seems highly promising.
Blackburn vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Double Chance: Middlesbrough or Draw @ 1.60 (3/5)
Both Teams to Score @ 1.80 (4/5).