Middlesbrough vs Blackburn
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 8th December 2018
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium (Middlesbrough).
Middlesbrough hosts Blackburn in this 21st round Championship fixture at the Riverside Stadium. The match is scheduled to take place on Saturday. Both teams represent the top tier of the league table.
Blackburn holds the tenth position in the Championship standings after posting 29 points from their 20 games. Their record reads seven wins, eight draws, and five losses. The team managed to score 26 goals and conceded 30 in return.
Middlesbrough currently occupies the playoff spot in the table. They have registered 35 points for themselves from their 20 fixtures. They won nine matches, drew eight and lost the remaining three. The team managed to score 22 goals and conceded 13 in the process.
Blackburn dismantled Sheffield Wednesday, at home, in their last league fixture. The six-goal thriller saw Blackburn scoring four past the helpless visiting defense. Graham scored a hattrick for the hosts. The final scoreline was 4-2.
Middlesbrough was humiliated at their home by Aston Villa last weekend. The match ended 0-3 in favor of the guests. One first-half goal and two second-half goals completed the proceedings for the visitors. The loss is sure to be demoralizing for Middlesbrough.
Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Head-to-head (h2h)
- Middlesbrough was unbeaten in the last five head-to-head matches at this stadium.
- The home side has lost only two of their last 14 overall games.
- Blackburn has lost only six of their last 23 matches.
- Middlesbrough has lost only two of their last 13 ties at home.
- Blackburn has lost five of their last nine games on the road.
- Ten of the last eleven games between these teams, at this stadium, had under 2.5 match goals.
Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Prediction
The hosts look the slightly better team in this match-up. They have been unbeaten in the last five head-to-head matches at this venue. Middlesbrough is a team which knows how to effectively utilize their home ground advantage.
They have lost only two of their last 13 matches at home, and in overall games, they have lost just two of the last 14. On the other hand, Blackburn is currently struggling on the road. They have lost five of their last nine ties on the road.
Matches between these teams are usually low goal-scoring affairs. Ten of the last 11 h2h ties had under 2.5 match goals. Go for a Draw No Bet on Middlesbrough, the home team, and the Under 2.5 match goals option.
Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Betting Tips
Middlesbrough to win @ 1.70 (7/10)
Under 2.5 match goals @ 1.60 (3/5).