Kick-off: 1300, 17/02/2019
Stadium: Ewood Park
TV: Sky Sports
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What Trueform says for Blackburn vs Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough could do with a win at Blackburn to boost their Championship promotion prospects and may be meeting Rovers at just the right time.
The Lancashire outfit have done well since returning to this level but a sequence of three straight defeats suggests they are starting to run out of steam.
We’re siding with the visitors to prevail at 29/20 as our opening Blackburn vs Middlesbrough prediction.
A Look At Blackburn Rovers’ Betting Odds
Blackburn began 2019 by rattling off four consecutive victories but have since been brought back down to earth with a bump.
Rovers were routed 5-2 at Brentford, lost 1-0 here to Bristol City and then went down 2-1 at Reading, which allowed the Royals to climb out of the relegation zone.
Tony Mowbray said in midweek: “I thought that we controlled the vast majority of it and yet you’d have to say that we lacked the killer touch in the last 20 yards of the pitch.
“We’ve got a fantastic work ethic and an amazing spirit, but you can’t lose those type of games.”
Looking at the Blackburn vs Middlesbrough odds, we reckon 9/1 for Rovers to lose by the same scoreline as they did at Madejski Stadium is fair value.
A Look At Middlesbrough’s Betting Odds
Middlesbrough have suffered mixed fortunes in a trio of high-profile matches against fellow promotion hopefuls of late.
They secured a fine 3-2 triumph at West Brom, came within a whisker of beating Leeds before having to settle for a 1-1 draw and then were edged out 1-0 at Sheffield United.
Daniel Ayala’s dismissal at Bramall Lane soon after Richard Stearman had broken the deadlock hampered hopes of a fightback.
Tony Pulis was left fuming with the match officials after that defeat, but will be hoping for a strong response from his players.
Boro have lost five times before in this division and on four occasions they rallied to claim victory next time out.
Both teams should approach this televised contest in a positive manner, so 16/5 for an away win and over 2.5 goals in the game is added to our Blackburn vs Middlesbrough betting tips.
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