Middlesbrough vs Blackburn prediction, odds and betting tips 16/03/2024

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Middlesbrough are set to face Blackburn in the Championship on Saturday after an upturn in results has left the home side dreaming of the playoffs once again. For the away side, relegation is still a very real threat so this is a game that both teams will feel they need to win. Ahead of the match, check out our Middlesbrough vs Blackburn prediction below.

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn prediction: A big match for both teams

Middlesbrough vs Blackburn predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Middlesbrough to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Middlesbrough 2-0 Blackburn

⬇️ Under 2.5 goals

 

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Key stats

  • Middlesbrough have won their last three Championship matches.
  • Blackburn are without a win in their last seven matches in all competitions.
  • Middlesbrough have only won one of their last nine matches against Blackburn. la

Pre-game odds and win probability: A home win is expected

  • HOME: 10/11 (1.91) – 52.4%
  • DRAW: 13/5 (3.60) – 27.8%
  • AWAY: 14/5 (3.80) – 26.3%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

The Middlesbrough vs Blackburn odds have the home side as favourties for this one but they perhaps aren't priced as short as you would expect given the contrasting form of the two sides. Middlesbrough have won their last three matches to put themselves just five points away from the top six when just a few weeks ago, fans were looking over their shoulders at the bottom three.

Blackburn, on the other hand, are most definitely still looking over their shoulders. They are just three points away from the drop zone and John Eustace is still looking for his first win since taking over as manager last month. The draw is considered slightly more likely than an away win which makes sense when you consider Blackburn have drawn five of their last Championship matches.

For more free betting tips for Middlesbrough vs Blackburn, consider the following markets. Middlesbrough to score first is priced at 13/20 (1.65) while Emmanuel Latte Lath to score anytime is 6/4 (2.50). More goalscorer tips for this weekend's action can be found in our betting insights section.

Last five H2Hs: A tricky fixture to navigate for Boro

Blackburn have an impressive recent record against Middlesbrough which will give John Eustace hope that this could be the match where he picks up his first three points as Rovers' boss. Blackburn have won three of their last four matches against Middlesbrough, including a 2-1 win at the Riverside last season. Incredibly, Boro haven't beaten Blackburn at home since 2012.

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Middlesbrough preview: Looking to keep their momentum

Middlesbrough's injury crisis has lessened in recent weeks which has helped Michael Carrick to steer the club towards the playoffs. They are still missing five first-team players for this one, though, including Alex Bangura and Dael Fry.

Predicted lineup: Dieng (GK), Ayling, McNair, Van den Berg, Clark, Engel, O'Brien, Howson, McGree, Forss, Latte Lath

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Hull

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Blackburn preview: Can they move six clear of the drop?

If Blackburn are to record their first win in eight matches then they will undoubtedly need the goalscoring exploits of Sammie Szmodics, the Championship's top scorer. Eustace will have to navigate the match without Kyle McFadzean who was sent off against Plymouth last weekend.

Predicted lineup: Wahlstedt (GK), Brittain, Hyam, Garrett, Wharton, Pickering, Buckley, Ayari, Gallagher, Sigurdsson, Szmodics

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Player to watch: Emmanuel Latte Lath

Emmanuel Latte Lath
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If Middlesbrough are to keep their late charge towards the playoffs going, then they will need Emmanuel Latte Lath to continue his good form in front of goal.

Latte Lath back fit and among the goals

It is no surprise that Boro's form took a significant dip during the two-month spell where Emmanuel Latte Lath was on the sidelines with a muscle injury. Since he returned last month, Carrick's men have looked far better and the Ivorian has netted twice in his last three matches.


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Andy is a freelance Sports Journalist with ten years of experience covering football in the United Kingdom and abroad for various publications including the Manchester Evening News, UtdReport and Football Whispers. Andy also has a keen interest in basketball, cricket, golf and tennis and has covered major sporting events such as the Masters in Augusta.