Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Prediction and Match Preview

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Rovers
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 28 August 2021
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Riverside Stadium.

Both Middlesbrough as well as the Rovers have made a rather inconsistent start to their new campaign. The teams are struggling with their defense, and have let in quite some number of goals so far this season. Moreover, these two have also conceded quite in plenty in past h2h meetings.

Likely, expect a goal-fest this Saturday at the Riverside.

Middlesbrough had ended up in the tenth spot the last season, but they had conceded 53 goals in the process. They have also been struggling to keep clean sheets at home for quite some time now.

In the meantime, the Rovers were placed 15th in the table the last season, and they had let in a total of 54 goals through their campaign. They have continued with the trend of conceding in plenty this new season too, and particularly so on the road.

By the looks of things, expect both teams to find the back of the net this weekend.

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn: Head-to-head (h2h)

  • The latest encounter had ended in a 0-1 win for Blackburn.
  • In the past seven-year period, not once have the guests failed to score at this venue.
  • In the past 14-year period, the hosts have lost just once at this stadium.
  • Four of the preceding five clashes at this ground had goals from both teams.

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Prediction

Middlesbrough were held to a goalless draw the last match-day by Derby. In the meantime, the Rovers lost 1-2 at home against West Brom.

Going on, Middlesbrough have just two clean sheets from their preceding eight games, and they had managed to keep just two clean sheets from their past 15 appearances at home. In fact, they had let in three or more goals in two of the last three home games.

On the other hand, their counterparts had managed just a single clean sheet from their preceding 18 matches, and just two from their former 15 road trips.

Taking into account these observations, as well as their recent h2h meetings, expect goals to come from both side of the pitch this Sunday.

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn: Betting Tips

  • Both Teams to Score @ 1.90 (9/10)
  • Correct Score: 1-1 Draw @ 7.00 (6/1).