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Middlesbrough vs. Blackburn Rovers Match Preview

Welcome to the Turboscores match preview of the upcoming match between Middlesbrough and Blackburn Rovers, taking place on Saturday, 16 March 2024, at Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.  

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Middlesbrough have set themselves up nicely for this match by securing a 1-0 away win against Birmingham City in their previous league match.  During that encounter they had 47% possession and had 12 attempts on goal with 3 on target, while their opponents hit 0 of their 7 shots on goal.  

Manager Michael Carrick will be reasonably pleased with his team's performances in front of goal, having scored 8 goals in their last 6 games, but will want to tighten up his defence with 6 goals conceded in the same period.  They have scored in 5 of their last 6 home games, but so far this season, they have conceded at least one goal in 13 of their 18 games at Riverside Stadium.  

They have had a good run of form recently, winning 4 out of their last 6 games.  

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A 1-1 draw and a point gained against Plymouth Argyle in their previous meeting will have been considered a fairly decent for Blackburn Rovers last time out.  In that game they had 29% possession and managed 8 attempts on goal, with 4 on target, compared to Plymouth Argyle who had 20 attempts and 7 on target.  

When it comes to attacking power John Eustace will be justly satisfied with his squad's performances of late, which has seen them chalk up 6 goals in their last 6 matches. However, it hasn't all been going well, and questions remain about their defence with 7 goals lost in those 6 matches resulting in some crucial points dropped.  They have scored in 5 of their last 6 games, but so far this season they have conceded a goal at least once in 32 of their 37 games.  

Their recent poor run of form away from home has left them without an away win in 9 games.  

Having scored 4 goals in his last 6 league games for Blackburn Rovers, Sammie Szmodics will be looking to keep his tally up with a goal in their next outing.  

Middlesbrough vs. Blackburn Rovers Head to head

Last time these two teams met in the league it ended in disappointment for Middlesbrough, losing 2-1 to Blackburn Rovers.  

In the past 7 away matches at Middlesboro in the league, The Riversiders have consistently found the net, scoring at least 1 goal in each of those encounters.  

Blackburn have managed to keep their hosts at bay for a very long time in this league fixture, denying Middlesboro a win at home for 8 games in a row.  

Sam Gallagher has scored on each of Blackburn's last 0 visits to Middlesboro.  

Middlesbrough vs. Blackburn Rovers Team News

Middlesbrough Injury News

With both Darragh Lenihan (Achilles tendon) and Tommy Smith (Achilles tendon) being out for the rest of the season and Alex Bangura (Leg), Josh Coburn (Groin), Dael Fry (Groin) and Hayden Hackney (Knee) all unavailable in the shorter term, Middlesboro manager Michael Carrick will be hoping none of his other players pick up a knock going into this clash.  

Blackburn Rovers Injury News

John Eustace has a number of injury concerns in his Blackburn squad to contend with: Hayden Carter (Hamstring), John Fleck (Calf), Harry Leonard (Knock), Joe Rankin-Costello (Leg) and Sondre Tronstad (Ankle)   

Middlesbrough vs. Blackburn Rovers Stats

Winning / losing margin  (last 10 games)

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NSD - No-score drawSD - Score draw
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+3NSDSD-1-2-3-4
NSD - No-score drawSD - Score draw

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1.1Goals scored1.4
1.2Goals conceded1.9
54'Time first goal scored37'
40'Time first goal conceded33'
1.5Yellow cards2.1
0Red cards0.2
3.7Subs used4
4-0Biggest victory4-0
3-1Biggest defeat4-0

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