Middlesbrough vs Blackburn – Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds

Published: October 12, 2022
Author: Josh Stewart
Last Updated: October 12, 2022

The Championship game at Riverside Stadium on Saturday sees visitors Blackburn facing home side Middlesbrough. Middlesbrough are 21st in the table on 13 points after 13 matches. Blackburn are 7th with 21 points after 14 matches played.

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Stats

  • Middlesbrough have not lost 9 of the last 11 home matches
  • Middlesbrough have scored in 9 of the last 11 home matches
  • Middlesbrough have not won 4 of the last 5 matches
  • Blackburn have conceded in 5 of the last 6 away matches
  • Blackburn have scored in 5 of the last 7 matches

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Lineups

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn Preview

Middlesbrough are currently performing inconsistently, as they lost against Coventry by a 1-0 score, before winning 1-0 against Birmingham. They were back on the losing side in a 2-0 defeat against Millwall. In their last six Championship home matches, Middlesbrough have three wins, while they’ve drawn two and lost one. They scored eight and conceded six goals.

In their previous three encounters, Blackburn lost 1-0 against Cardiff, won 3-0 against Rotherham and lost 1-0 against Wigan. In their last six Championship away matches, Blackburn failed to win more than once. Instead, they’ve drawn zero and lost five, scoring one while also conceding ten times. Blackburn proved themselves generous visitors in the Championship this season, as they conceded an astonishing ten goals so far. This leaves them with the worst defensive record of all teams from their away matches.

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn H2H

Blackburn ran out 1-0 winners the last time these two rivals played each other and are definitely planning to claim three points again on Saturday. Blackburn won four of the previous ten matches, with Middlesbrough claiming one win in these ten encounters. The bookies have Blackburn to win this match at best price odds of 4.00.

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Full Time Betting

Middlesbrough claimed all three points five times in their last 10 home matches across all tournaments, while also drawing three along the way. They endured defeat in two of the games in this run. Blackburn won five of their last 10 games away, while drawing zero and losing five in this series of matches. It is a little hit or miss who gets the first goal in, when looking at Middlesbrough’s recent at Riverside Stadium, They scored the opening goal six times in 10 here, whereas their visitors scored the opener in three of their last 10 games away from home.

Both Teams to Score

The last time these two teams faced off against each other, Blackburn came away as 1-0 winners. No doubt they are planning a similar outcome on Saturday. In the past ten matches between home side Middlesbrough and Blackburn both teams found the back of the net five times. Best priced odds on both teams to score with the bookies are at 1.90.

Over/Under Tips

Under 2.5 goals happened nine times in the last ten encounters between these two rivals. Middlesbrough managed an average of 0.6 goals, with Blackburn averaging 0.9 goals in these. Both teams not to score was a winning bet five times in this run of matches. Over 2.5 goals came out four times in the ten matches across the tournaments for Middlesbrough, who scored an average of 0.9 goals along the way. Over 2.5 goals happened in four of the visitor’s last ten games this season. On average, they scored 1.2 times in those matches.

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