Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough Tips & Predictions
17th August 2019 – 15:00
Match Preview & Team News
Both Blackburn and Boro entered the new season with high ambitions but neither of them managed to live up to these in opening two fixtures. The Riversiders have actually produced two solid performances against Charlton Athletic and Fulham, but they are yet to clinch their maiden point of the new campaign due to the lack of efficiency in the final third.
Tony Mowbray’s men will have a nice opportunity to fix this on Saturday afternoon when they welcome struggling Middlesbrough to Ewood Park. The visitors have shipped four goals in opening two fixtures. They started with a 3-3 draw to Luton Town before falling 0-1 at home at the hands of Brentford.
The loss to the Bees came after Ashley Fletcher bagged two first-half goals which have both been disallowed. Boro did show their attacking-minded style with Jonathan Woodgate at the helm, but such an approach made them too vulnerable at the opposite end.
Blackburn have the firepower required for exploiting these defensive holes as Adam Armstrong, Bradley Dack, and Sam Gallagher should have plenty of room to cause troubles to Boro’s back line here.
Both teams scored in three of past four head to head meetings between the two sides. Middlesbrough have rarely managed to leave Ewood Park victorious over the history. They only claimed 10 wins in 45 visits to Lancashire. Given they also fell to lower-division Crewe Alexandra in the mid-week’s League Cup tie, we can hardly predict a successful afternoon for the visitors on Saturday.
Full Time Winner Odds & Prediction
The Riversiders will have a nice opportunity to claim their maiden victory of the season and we will back them to win as the main betting option at 11/8.
Goals Market Prediction
The value is decent with the Both Teams To Score bet at 5/6 odds if we know that both outfits have been easy to break down at the start of the season.
Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough predictions:
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