Middlesbrough ended a run of four games without a victory by claiming all three points against Nottingham Forest on Wednesday evening.
Securing a comfortable 2-0 win over their troubled opponents, Boro pushed themselves back into the top half of the second-tier standings.
Andraz Sporar and Onel Hernandez both netted their first goals for The Teessiders against Forest and will be hoping to maintain that goal threat going into the clash with Blackpool.
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The Tangerines, who currently occupy 22nd place in the league table, have accumulated five points out of their opening seven games, with their sole victory coming against Fulham last weekend.
However, a 3-0 defeat against Huddersfield Town followed and they are now hoping to quickly eliminate that result out of their minds.
Sky Sports pundit David Prutton believes that The Seasiders will fall to another defeat on Saturday, predicting that Boro will secure a second 2-0 victory of the week.
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If this week taught Championship fans anything, it was that Blackpool are certainly capable of surprises. Fulham had looked so dominant early this season, but The Seasiders put in a stellar performance to deservedly earn all three points.
Middlesbrough will be confident after their midweek victory and will also be confident of inflicting a fifth defeat of the season on Neil Critchley’s men.
A 2-0 prediction seems a fair one. Blackpool could certainly cause problems, but a Middlesbrough victory seems a fair assessment.
Blackpool are also yet to earn three points on the road, whilst Middlesbrough have typically been a very strong outfit on home soil in recent years.