Blackburn Rovers vs Middlesbrough Match Analysis & Prediction
16/09/2023 5:00 pm
Middlesbrough will be looking to improve upon a slow start to the 2023-24 Championship season when they travel to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday.
The hosts are currently sitting in 13th place in the Championship standings on seven points through five matches, five points ahead of the relegation zone.
Blackburn Rovers will enter the contest off the back of a 3-0 defeat at the hands of Plymouth Argyle at Home Park, halting a two-game winning run across all competitions.
Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side have one win and one loss this season in their two previous Championship matches at Ewood Park, most recently losing 2-1 to Hull City on August 19.
Middlesbrough’s last league match saw them suffer a 2-0 defeat to Queens Park Rangers at Riverside Stadium on September 2.
That result saw Michael Carrick’s side extend their winless start to the 2023-24 league season to five games, leaving them bottom of the table on one points.
The Boro were beaten in both of their previous league matches on the road this season, and they find themselves on a seven-game away winless run, with the last time they earned a win away coming on Marhc 11 against Swansea City.
Middlesbrough won the last Championship encounter between these two teams, claiming a 2-1 victory at Ewood Park last season.
Blackburn Rovers vs. Middlesbrough Head to head
In the 99 previous meetings between these two teams, Blackburn Rovers have claimed 41 victories while Middlesbrough have won 30, and they have drawn in 28. Middlesbrough have scored 129 goals and conceded 146 in the process.
Blackburn Rovers Team News
Blackburn Rovers trio of Dominic Hyam, Joe Rankin-Costello and Niall Ennis are all expected to be in contention to feature at Ewood Park.
However, Tomasson is expected to make changes, with Tyrhys Dolan and Harry Leonard both pushing to be included in the final third.
Blackburn Rovers's Last 5 Matches
12/08/2023Rotherham United2Blackburn Rovers2Championship
19/08/2023Blackburn Rovers1Hull City2Championship
30/08/2023Harrogate Town0Blackburn Rovers8League Cup
02/09/2023Plymouth Argyle3Blackburn Rovers0Championship
Middlesbrough Team News
Having had extra time to train with their new teammates, Lewis O’Brien and Sam Greenwood are both pushing for starts in the Middlesbrough XI.
Hayden Hackney and Morgan Rogers may be the players to make way, but fellow new arrival Alex Bangura could start his Boro career among the replacements.
Middlesbrough's Last 5 Matches
26/08/2023West Bromwich Albion4Middlesbrough2Championship
29/08/2023Bolton Wanderers1Middlesbrough3League Cup
02/09/2023Middlesbrough0Queens Park Rangers2Championship
Blackburn Rovers vs. Middlesbrough: Odds and Predictions
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