Match Preview: Blackburn 1-0 Middlesbrough Predictions and Betting Tips 24.01.2022

Blackburn – Middlesbrough Predictions & Tips For Today, January 24, 2022.

League: ENGLAND: Championship – Round 28
Match: 20:45 Blackburn – Middlesbrough
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.42
Bookmaker: Bet365
Match Result: 1:0 LOST

Blackburn – Middlesbrough Match Preview

  • Blackburn Rovers have followed up a recent run of six straight wins by failing to win three of their last four competitive clashes, providing something of a reality check for the promotion-chasing outfit. Now just seven points above Middlesbrough ahead of this matchday and having played a game more, manager Tony Mowbray will be under no illusions regarding the importance of this clash.
  • Mowbray tends to enjoy fixtures against his local club, whom he both played for and managed, losing just two of 11 managerial meetings against them (W4, D5, L2). That record will surely improve if Blackburn can replicate the defensive displays that have seen them concede only once across their last five home games (W4, D1) whilst netting 11 times in return!
  • Over 2,500 travelling fans are making the journey from Teesside to watch their beloved Boro, which in itself is an indicator of form with this being a televised Monday night fixture. Chris Wilder’s Middlesbrough have won seven of their previous eight competitive games since their last defeat in late November, with each of their last three victories being dramatically sealed in second-half injury-time!
  • Middlesbrough are currently enjoying a run of four straight league wins, one more of which will equal their best run since a five-game streak under Aitor Karanka in 2015/16 – a season which saw them automatically promoted. Their most recent win was their first victory after conceding the opener this season, which is something they haven’t achieved away from home since April 2021.
  • Players to watch: Blackburn are without 20-goal Ben Brereton Díaz for this and could instead rely on Joe Rothwell who’s made ten goal contributions this term (G3, A7). For Middlesbrough, fan favourite Matt Crooks scored twice beyond the 80 minute mark last time out – they were the 6ft 5’ midfielders third and fourth headed goals this term.
  • Hot stat: Boro manager Wilder has won all four of his prior H2Hs with Mowbray-managed sides, two of which were ‘to nil’.