Blackburn Rovers will be looking to turn around a poor run of recent results, when they return to action on Tuesday evening.
Tony Mowbray’s side made a flying start to this year’s campaign, but a recent slump in results has seen them drop to 14th in the Championship table.
Blackburn have lost four out of their last five matches in the second-tier, which is something that Mowbray will be keen to see his side break out of at the earliest of opportunities.
It won’t be easy in their next match though, as they take on a Middlesbrough side, that will be full of confidence after a number of impressive showings this term.
Neil Warnock’s men are currently sat fifth in the table, after beating Nottingham Forest by a goal to nil at the weekend, which made it eight matches unbeaten for Boro.
Sky Sports’ EFL pundit David Prutton has issued his thoughts ahead of the match at Ewood Park, and made the somewhat surprising claim in saying that Middlesbrough will run out 2-1 winners in this one.
“Before Blackburn’s defeat to Swansea at the weekend, I mentioned their defensive frailties, which were evident again in a 2-0 defeat. Tony Mowbray’s side had a good start but have lost four of their last five and that may set some alarm bells ringing at Ewood Park.
“Meanwhile, Middlesbrough continue to improve under Neil Warnock and they seem to have regained the defensive solidity that had become synonymous with Boro in recent years. They’ve not set the world alight with their performances on the road but have taken five points from those games and I think they’ll extend their eight-game unbeaten run here.”
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I’m not sure I agree with him here.
Blackburn have got the quality in their squad going forward to trouble Neil Warnock’s side on Tuesday, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they ran out narrow winners at Ewood Park.
Boro have been in an impressive run of form though recently, and will certainly provide Blackburn with a real test tonight, and it’ll be interesting to see how they respond to a slight slump in form.
Again though, with the quality they have in their side, I can’t see Blackburn losing this one.