Blackburn vs Middlesbrough
England – Championship
Date: Sunday, 17th February 2019
Kick-off at 13.00 UK/ 14.00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).
Rovers are on the path of self-destruction at this moment, as they lost 3 matches in a row. The Blue and Whites have dented their chances to fight for a playoffs spot with this dismal run-off form.
Tony Mowbray and his troop lack quality in the defensive half of the pitch, as they conceded 1.53 goals per match. The back four has been struggling for major part of the season and conceding goals on a regular basis.
The only positive sign emerge from the Rover’s camp is their forwards, as they scored 43 goals this season.
Smoggies are one of the well-polished team in the Championship with their overall performance. The Boro’s defense looks rock solid at the back, as they concede 0.75 goals per game.
Tony Pulis’ tactics have done wonders for this team, as they won 13 and drawn 12 matches in this season. They always maintain their consistent shape and use the width of the pitch for their advantages.
The forward line is not performing up to their standard, as they score only 35 goals this season.
Blackburn vs Middlesbrough Head-to-head (h2h)
- The host leads 1 to nil in the last 5 games in all competitions.
- Four out of last 5 matches ended in a draw.
- The last 5 matches, 1-1 scoreline occurred thrice.
- Blackburn leads 2-1 in the last 5 matches at this venue.
Blackburn vs Middlesbrough Prediction
This will be a tough encounter between these two sides, as both looks to extend their point tally. The team will field a strong defensive eleven to hold their opponents and use counter attacks to create an opening. The opportunities will be limited and the forward line will waste chances present in front of them.
The shots will be fired from 20 to 30 yards distance, as the defense and midfield will hold their shape together. The goals might come from the corners or defensive error by individual players in the attacking halves.
Blackburn vs Middlesbrough Betting Tips
Draw @ 3.20 (11/5)
Correct Score: 1-1, Draw @ 6.00 (5/1).