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Blackburn v Middlesbrough Prediction & Betting Tips, 17th February 2019

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Blackburn look as if they aren’t going to achieve much more than a mid-table finish this season. Middlesbrough meanwhile have bigger ambitions as they are embroiled in a big fight to finish in the top six and to get a shot at promotion. Read our Blackburn v Middlesbrough betting tips for more.

Blackburn v Middlesbrough Betting Odds*

Middlesbrough 11/8
Blackburn 2/1
Draw 11/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

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Blackburn News and Form

Blackburn slipped to a defeat out a at Reading in midweek which leaves them on a three-match losing streak in the Championship. That has come after they had managed to put a four-match winning streak together in the division. The overall home form of Blackburn this season reads W7 D6 L3. Less than half of their league games at Ewood Park this season have gone over 2.5 goals. Blackburn have taken two clean sheets in their last three home fixtures and have totalled a clean sheet in 31% of all home games this term.

Rovers have not been involved in a draw in any of their last nine league games. They have been level at the halftime break in 12 of their 16 league home games this season. Second-half goals have certainly been a feature of matches at Ewood Park, Blackburn have scored 78% of their home goals after the halftime break. They have conceded 81% of their home goals in the second half of games too. Only three sides in the division have a worse defensive record than Rovers have this season.

Blackburn v Middlesbrough Head to Head

There was a 1-1 draw between the two back in December
Three of the last four league meetings have ended at 1-1
Five of the last six league meetings have been drawn
Blackburn are W2 D5 in their last seven against Boro

Middlesbrough News and Form

Middlesbrough took a bit of a hit in their push for promotion in midweek. They suffered a 1-0 defeat in Bramall Lane against Sheffield United. That snapped a positive run of six matches undefeated that they were on. So they head back out on the road on the weekend looking to restore a bit of order. The loss at Sheffield United leaves Middlesbrough at W2 D1 L1 in their last four away games. Overall this season Middlesbrough have posted a W7 D6 L3 record on their Championship travels.

Middlesbrough have conceded at less than a goal per game on average this season (home and away combined). Only 38% of their away games in the league have ended up over 2.5 goals. Boro have taken a clean sheet in 31% of all away games. They have not managed a clean sheet in any of their last four away from home and in none of their last six overall. Boro have scored 70% of their away goals this season after the halftime break in fixtures. Boro currently boast the best defensive record in the entire division.

Blackburn v Middlesbrough Tips & Odds

1-1 correct score at 5/1
Under 2.5 goals at 8/13
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on February 13th, 2019 at 3:34 a.m.)

Who will win – Blackburn v Middlesbrough Predictions

With so many low-scoring drawn games between these two lately, we have to stick with that. Rovers could well hold out at Ewood Park in this one. Outright draw.

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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!

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