Our prediction for this Championship match:
Middlesbrough will be aiming to build on a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest when they host Blackburn Rovers at Riverside Stadium on Matchday 26. The Boro quickly bounced back from a 1-0 loss to Birmingham City, with the team recording their fifth away win of the season at the weekend. Middlesbrough aim to regain their spot in top six, but they will have to do it without injured trio Browne – Fletcher – Hall.
A man to keep an eye on in the home team will be experienced attacker Britt Assombalonga, who scored the winner in the midweek clash. The Riversiders did well to beat Birmingham City in their last away game, but they generally struggle on the travels. Since Middlesbrough produced a fine display in the triumph over Forest, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. The likes of Bennett, Evans, Rankin-Costello, Wharton, and Williams are all out of contention through injuries.