Saturday afternoon presents the ideal opportunity for Middlesbrough to get back to winning ways, as Tony Pulis’ men prepare to host Blackburn Rovers at the Riverside Stadium this weekend.
Boro dropped out of the automatic promotion spots after a 3-0 home defeat to Aston Villa last week – only Boro’s second home defeat of the campaign.
Despite their loss to Villa, the North East club still sit fourth in the Sky Bet Championship table, as they prepare to host a Blackburn side looking to mount a promotion push of their own.
Former Boro boss Tony Mowbray is in charge of Rovers and his men sit five points off the play-off places after a 4-2 home win over Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has had his say on the game, and the former Sheffield Wednesday man has predicted a surprising 1-0 home defeat for Boro.
He said: “Middlesbrough have the best defence in the Championship but they were absolutely blown away by Aston Villa last weekend. It was the first time they had conceded three goals in a league game all season and I’m sure Tony Pulis would have had a few words to say to his team afterwards.”
“Blackburn got back to winning ways against Sheffield Wednesday and Bradley Dack, their key man, looks to be right back on top of his game. Rovers haven’t been great on the road this season but I have a feeling they could sneak this one!”
Prutton’s prediction is likely to raise a few eyebrows, and here, we take a look at THREE reasons why his prediction will turn out to be completely wrong…