Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough Betting Tips: Draw, 2019-02-17

Championship Tips

BLACKBURN ROVERS v MIDDLESBROUGH
Championship
Sunday 17th February 2019
Kickoff: 1300hrs
Pick: Draw
Bookmaker: Bet Victor
Odds: 3.20 (odds taken at 14:09 GMT, 16 Feb 2019)

Sunday lunchtime brings us a northern blockbuster as Blackburn Rovers take on Middlesbrough in the Championship as the betting tips continue at Ewood Park with Blackburn Rovers manager, Tony Mowbray, facing one of his former clubs.

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Blackburn Rovers Prediction

Blackburn manager, Tony Mowbray, needs to rally his troops ahead of this important clash with Middlesbrough as his side have suffered a three-match losing streak with defeats to Brentford, Bristol City and Reading with the loss at Brentford being particularly hard to take as Rovers had held a 2-0 lead at Griffin Park before imploding.

This has been a strange slump in form for the hosts as Rovers had previously strung together a four-match winning streak themselves with wins registered against West Brom, Millwall, Ipswich Town and Hull City, so the hosts are more than capable of putting a winning run together.

But despite their recent three-match losing streak, Rovers still possess a decent looking home record which stands at 7-6-3 23/16 which includes a recent win against high-flying West Brom, and with influential goalscoring midfielder Dack (11 goals) and forward Graham (10 goals) and Armstrong (4 goals), Rovers will feel they stand a good chance of getting something from this encounter.

 

Key-Facts – Blackburn Rovers v Middlesborugh

  • Blackburn Rovers have lost their last 3 league matches on the trot
  • Middlesbrough have lost just 1 of their last 5 away matches
  • 5 of the last 7 meetings between these two sides have ended in a draw

 

Middlesbrough Prediction

Middlesbrough sit in 6th place and occupy the last remaining play-off spot but they head into this important encounter on the back of a 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United so manager Tony Pulis will be desperate that his side don’t fall to back-to-back defeats at Ewood Park this Sunday lunchtime.

Middlesbrough had previously put together a six match run without defeat which included wins against Ipswich Town, Birmingham City and West Brom as well as points picked up against Derby County, Millwall and Leeds United.

Away from home, Middlesbrough still possess a fairly solid record on their travels to date with stats of 7-6-3 20/14 and have lost just once in their last five matches, but they’re also up against a Blackburn Rovers side who have also ben fairly solid on home turf too.

It’s worth mentioning that both Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough have drawn six matches at home and away respectively, and this tussle could well end up in a stalemate too.

There’s also a fair track record in the draw in the previous history between these two sides as well as five of the last seven encounters involving Blackburn Rovers and Middlesbrough have ended in stalemate.

Betting Tips Verdict

With both teams coming into this Sunday lunchtime clash on the back of defeats, neither side will want to lose another at Ewood Park I daresay – back the draw here.


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