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Middlesbrough vs Blackpool betting tips: Championship preview, predictions and odds

This article provides a preview, odds and recommended bets for the Championship meeting between Middlesbrough and Blackpool on February 4th, 2023

Our recommended bet for Saturday’s clash at the Riverside Stadium comes in the form of a Middlesbrough victory and clean sheet against Blackpool.

A £10 wager for such an outcome will secure you a return of £24 with Betway.

Match preview

Two sides in the midst of altogether contrasting spells of form are set to lock horns in a Championship clash at the Riverside Stadium on Saturday, February 4th.

The matchup in question will see high-flying Middlesbrough act as hosts, in a meeting with struggling Blackpool.

Beginning with the former, Middlesbrough’s recent endeavours have of course represented one of the headline talking points in England’s 2nd tier of late.

After spending the opening months of the campaign battling it out in the thick of the relegation battle, the appointment of Michael Carrick kick-started a remarkable resurgence on the part of the Yorkshire-based club.

The most recent came last weekend, when Carrick and co. bounced back from a disappointing defeat at the hands of Sunderland by way of a 2-0 downing of promotion-chasing Watford.

Such stellar form means that Middlesbrough, in turn, head into the latest round of Championship fixtures in the dizzying heights of 3rd spot.

Turning attentions towards Saturday’s visitors to the Riverside, Blackpool, on the other hand, have endured a tumultuous time of things of late.

Incredibly, the seasiders have not managed a single league victory since all the way back in October, a run of no fewer than 10 fixtures.

Such woes, in turn, culminated in the powers that be at Bloomfield Road pulling the trigger on a change on the bench late last month, as Mick McCarthy was brought in to replace Michael Appleton.

The former’s stint, however, subsequently got off to a less than ideal start, as Blackpool were sent packing from the FA Cup by top-tier Southampton last weekend.

Back on the league front, meanwhile, the Tangerines currently sit 2nd from bottom of the table, a full three points from safety.

And we at 101, in truth, do not envision their situation improving all that much this weekend, either.

Instead, we are backing hosts Middlesbrough to ultimately emerge on the right side of what could well prove an altogether one-sided scoreline in Yorkshire on Saturday evening.


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