Predictions

Blackpool vs Middlesbrough prediction, odds and free betting tips (11/08/2021)

Blackpool and Middlesbrough face off at Bloomfield Road in the first round of the Carabao Cup this week. Read our free predictions and find the best odds for the fixture below in our detailed match preview.

Blackpool vs Middlesbrough – Free Betting Tips & Predictions

Championship outfits Blackpool and Middlesbrough lock horns in the first round of the 2021/22 Carabao Cup on Wednesday. Read our top three expert predictions for the knockout contest below.

The odds presented here are always subject to change. Remember to check with the bookmaker before placing the bet. These odds are provided by Betfred, our recommended bookmaker for the big game.

Blackpool Double Chance

Blackpool opened their Championship campaign with a useful draw at Bristol City on Saturday and the Tangerines could be worth backing to avoid defeat again when they play their first competitive home fixture of the season against Boro. Blackpool have lost just one of their last 21 games at Bloomfield Road in all competitions and that outstanding record on their own patch could hand them the edge on Wednesday.

Both Teams to Score

Both Teams to Score was a winning bet in each of Blackpool’s and Middlesbrough’s first matches of the season on Saturday and the same market could reward bettors again on Wednesday. Seven of Boro’s last nine competitive tussles produced goals at both ends while BTTS also landed in five of the last six encounters between the clubs.

Team to Score First: Blackpool

Bettors could take advantage of Middlesbrough’s sketchy away record over the past eight months by backing Blackpool to find the net first this week. Boro shipped the game’s first goal in their Championship opener at Fulham at the weekend and that was the eighth away skirmish in a row where Neil Warnock’s men fell behind.

Blackpool vs Middlesbrough: Match Preview

Blackpool

Blackpool boss Neil Critchley led the Tangerines to promotion via the play-offs last season after the club emerged from a dismal start to finish the campaign with a 16-game unbeaten surge. The Seasiders built their success on some robust defensive displays, though the failure to add firepower to their ranks over the summer could hamstring their chances of progression.

Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough’s playoff push fell short last season and following the loss of key forwards Britt Assombalonga and Ashley Fletcher in the summer, Boro’s chances of reaching the Championship’s promised land look slimmer this time around. Middlesbrough were dumped out of the Carabao Cup in the second round last year and few expect the club to advance beyond that stage again in 2021/22.

Top Betting Odds and Stats for Blackpool vs Middlesbrough

Here are the top stats for the game along with a tool to help you pick the best odds.

England EFL Cup
Blackpool
VS
Middlesbrough
August 11, 2021
No odds currently available - check again later

Blackpool vs Middlesbrough

icon Head to Head

18/09/21
CHA
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
1 - 2
Blackpool
Blackpool
11/08/21
EFL Cup
Blackpool
Blackpool
3 - 0
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
10/02/15
CHA
Blackpool
Blackpool
1 - 2
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
30/09/14
CHA
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
1 - 1
Blackpool
Blackpool

Blackpool

Last 5

25/09/21
CHA
Blackpool
Blackpool
1 - 0
Barnsley
Barnsley
14/09/21
CHA
Blackpool
Blackpool
0 - 3
Huddersfield
Huddersfield
11/09/21
CHA
Blackpool
Blackpool
1 - 0
Fulham
Fulham
28/08/21
CHA
Millwall
Millwall
2 - 1
Blackpool
Blackpool
24/08/21
EFL Cup
Blackpool
Blackpool
2 - 3
Sunderland
Sunderland

Middlesbrough

Last 5

25/09/21
CHA
Reading
Reading
1 - 0
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
15/09/21
CHA
Nottm Forest
Nottm Forest
0 - 2
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
11/09/21
CHA
Coventry
Coventry
2 - 0
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
28/08/21
CHA
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough
1 - 1
Blackburn
Blackburn
21/08/21
CHA
Derby
Derby
0 - 0
Middlesbrough
Middlesbrough

Blackpool vs Middlesbrough Coverage and Frequently Asked Questions

What stadium will the match be played at?

Wednesday’s fixture will be contested at Bloomfield Road.

When does this fixture kick off?

The match will kick off at 20:45 CET (GMT +1) on August 11.

Who is favourite to win Wednesday’s game?

Middlesbrough have been priced as slight favourites to win this week by the bookmakers.

About the author
Simon Winter
Add Comment
Click here to post a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *