The Seasiders remain in the relegation zone, but only a point from safety. Throughout the campaign, football statistics website FiveThirtyEight is forecasting how the Championship table might finish after the results of every matchday, with the campaign reaching the climax of the regular season at the start of May before the play-offs. Burnley are tipped to finish the season as champions with 85 points. Sheffield United are predicted to return to the Premier League alongside Vincent Kompany's side as runners-up. Norwich City, Watford, Middlesbrough and Millwall are predicted to finish in the top six. PNE are predicted to miss out on the play-offs on goal difference, while Rovers are being tipped to finish 12th, four points from the top six.
Burnley vs Birmingham City lineups confirmed as Zaroury starts & Tella on benchBurnley have recalled Anass Zaroury to the starting XI for the Championship clash with Birmingham City. The winger was part of Morocco's stunning run to the semi-finals of the World Cup and only returned to Burnley last week. But he comes into the side and starts alongside Manuel Benson and Jay Rodriguez in the front three. The latter is also recalled from the Clarets' last match - a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United in the Carabao Cup - while Aro Muric returns in goal.
The Boro boss says Marc Bola and Matt Clarke are nearing a return to the side, although they weren't involved last weekend. Darnell Fisher will also be returning to the fold soon after over a year out with a serious knee injury. He is not expected to feature again until 2023. What are the latest betting odds? Bookmakers Sky Bet have Middlesbrough as odds-on favourites to beat Wigan with odds of 3/5 for a home victory. They have odds of 19/10 for a draw, and a Wigan win comes in at 9/2. READ NEXT: Middlesbrough's Josh Coburn Bristol Rovers loan stance reiterated ahead of January transfer window Reasons to be positive for Middlesbrough as unbeaten run ends with crucial weeks ahead now Middlesbrough transfer target Dan Barlaser responds to Rotherham United future speculation Duncan Watmore is rising to Michael Carrick's challenge to Middlesbrough substitutes Find all the latest Middlesbrough FC News, Transfer Stories, Gossip and opinion here Story SavedYou can find this story in My Bookmarks.
How to watch and follow the EFL this weekendHere's everything you need to know about how to watch the EFL this weekend. Bristol City v Stoke City, Burnley v Middlesbrough, Cardiff City v Blackpool, Huddersfield Town v Watford, Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion v Rotherham United available for streaming in the UK this weekend. Every single Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two match also available to stream. Access your Club's streaming service here This weekend there will be a host of EFL football to watch live, with six Sky Bet Championship matches available to stream in the UK at 3pm on Saturday. Bristol City v Stoke City, Burnley v Middlesbrough, Cardiff City v Blackpool, Huddersfield Town v Watford, Preston North End v Queens Park Rangers and West Bromwich Albion v Rotherham United will all be available to watch on iFollow or Clubs’ streaming services.
How to watch and live stream Manchester United vs Burnley Carabao Cup tieBurnley visit Manchester United on Wednesday night in the last 16 of the Carabao Cup. The Clarets make the short journey south top of the Championship after a superb first half of the campaign which has seen Vincent Kompany's side lose just twice. Burnley were 3-1 winners over Middlesbrough last time out having resumed their campaign following the World Cup break with a 3-0 success at QPR.
For United, this will be the first fixture back with the Premier League not re-starting until Boxing Day. Erik Ten Hag's side will be without many of their World Cup stars but will still field a strong side against the Clarets. The game is an 8pm kick off and will be screened live on Sky Sports. Coverage on Sky Sports Football and Sky Sports Main Event gets underway at 7. 30pm. Sky Customers can also watch on the the Sky Go or Sky Sports App while there is also the option to purchase a NOW Sky Sports Day Pass to watch the game.
Carabao Cup quarter final draw details as Burnley and Blackburn Rovers target progress Burnley and Blackburn Rovers will be targeting Carabao Cup progress
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Nathan Tella, who hasn't played since the win at QPR, is among the subs. READ MORE: Burnley vs Birmingham City live Burnley: Muric, Roberts, Harwood-Bellis, Beyer, Maatsen; Cork, Cullen, Brownhill, Benson, Rodriguez, Zaroury Subs: Peacock-Farrell, Taylor, Gudmundsson, Twine, Barnes, Tella, Churlinov The Clarets are top of the Championship, above Sheffield United on goal difference. A win tonight will restore a three point advantage at the summit and open up an 11 point gap to third place Blackburn Rovers. Vincent Kompany's side are unbeaten at Turf Moor this season and have lost just twice all term. Their festive fixture list continues with back to back away games at Stoke City and Swansea in the next seven days before the FA Cup third round trip to Premier League side Bournemouth. Download the LancsLive app for free on iPhone here and Android here. Don't miss a thing from the club you love! For all the latest updates on Burnley, sign up to our free newsletter packed with all the latest news here.
Sheffield United - 83pts 3. Norwich City - 74pts 4. Watford - 72pts 5. Middlesbrough - 69pts 6. Millwall - 68pts 7. Preston North End - 68pts 8. Coventry City - 66pts 9. Swansea City - 66pts 10. West Bromwich Albion - 65pts 11. Luton Town - 64pts 12. Blackburn Rovers - 64pts 13. Birmingham City - 63pts 14. Sunderland - 62pts 15. QPR - 62pts 16. Reading - 61pts 17. Stoke City - 59 pts 18. Bristol City - 58pts 19. Cardiff City - 55pts 20. Wigan Athletic - 51pts 21. Hull City - 51pts 22. Blackpool - 51pts 23.
Tomasson is keen for his players to dominate possession and build through the thirds but their recent struggles has drawn criticism from supporters. The Blackburn head coach has reiterated the squad are good enough to play in this risk-and-reward style and they will continue working to improve. READ MORE: Blackburn Rovers' January transfer state of play and the areas Gregg Broughton could target “Today we played a very slow game, everyone has seen a slow game, on the ball and without the ball, " Tomasson said. “We want more intensity, when we have the ball to play forward and not play sidewards or backwards, but moving the ball quick and then you need movement and players being prepared to run in behind and we didn’t have that.
“You will never change things in a day, we know that, so it’s about keeping on working the things that we are working on and get up to speed. Every player has shown they are able to do what we want, but first of all you have to win a duel, we were second best with those things today as well. “You need to win those duels to win games, first of all, to be solid and you need to defend the box well in those circumstances. ” Download the LancsLive app for free on iPhone here and Android here. Don't miss a thing from the club you love! For all the latest updates on Blackburn Rovers, sign up for our free newsletter packed with all the latest news here.
The closed broadcast window between 2. 45pm and 5. 15pm on a Saturday is not in place during the World Cup, meaning Championship games can be streamed this weekend, at the discretion of the home Club, meaning UK fans will have the choice between attending or watching live from home, via iFollow or Clubs’ streaming platforms. Every single League One and League Two match will also be available to stream this weekend. There will be live football from across the EFL to enjoy on Sky Sports, kicking off coverage with Birmingham City v Reading on Friday night. On Saturday evening, Norwich City v Blackburn Rovers is set to be televised, followed by Wigan Athletic v Sheffield United on Monday evening. ITV will also show highlights from all three divisions at 10pm on Saturday on ITV4 and at 12. 45pm on Sunday on ITV.
READ MORE: Michael Carrick lays out what Middlesbrough are planning to do in the January transfer window The Ivorian earned a draw against Millwall at The Den on his debut, but suffered his first defeat as Sheffield United won 2-1 at the DW Stadium on Monday evening. Here is everything you need to know about Boro's Boxing Day clash. What time is kick-off? Middlesbrough will host Wigan Athletic at the Riverside Stadium on Monday, December 26, at 3pm.
Tomasson responds to Blackburn Rovers style criticism after costly errorsJon Dahl Tomasson has insisted Blackburn Rovers' players have shown they are good enough to carry out his style of play. Rovers have given away several goals trying to play out from defence and were punished by Preston North End on Saturday. Burnley had similar joy in pressing Blackburn high up the field with the team guilty of surrendering possession in their own third.
At the other end of the table, Blackpool are predicted to be relegated on goal difference, with Hull City surviving. The Seasiders are predicted to be playing in League One in the 2023/23 season along with Rotherham United and Huddersfield Town. Predicted final Championship table (correct as of Monday, December 12) 1. Burnley - 85pts 2.
Blackburn Rovers vs Middlesbrough live stream: How to watch This article provides information on how to live stream Blackburn Rovers vs
Middlesbrough in the Championship on Thursday 29 December
Middlesbrough v Wigan Athletic: TV details, live stream and how to watch the Championship clash Boro are unbeaten in both of their home games under Carrick, drawing
against Bristol City and beating Luton Town. As for Wigan, they
Everything you need to know ahead of Boro v Wigan Athletic in the ChampionshipMiddlesbrough play host to Wigan Athletic at the Riverside Stadium on Boxing Day and will be looking to return to winning ways. Michael Carrick's side saw their five-match unbeaten run ended when Championship leaders came from behind to win 3-1 at Turf Moor on Saturday. Boro are unbeaten in both of their home games under Carrick, drawing against Bristol City and beating Luton Town. As for Wigan, they appointed former Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool defender Kolo Toure as Leam Richardson's successor during the World Cup break.
How to watch Burnley vs Middlesbrough on Sky Sports and streaming details for Championship clash It is Burnley's first home game since the derby day thumping of Blackburn
Rovers last month with the Clarets having a month off due to
Is it on TV? No. The match won't be available to watch live on TV. However, highlights of the game will be shown on ITV4's English Football League Highlights show at 9pm, and repeated on ITV1 at 11:10pm. How else can I follow the game? Boro fans can also follow the game by checking out Teesside Live 's live blog from the Riverside Stadium on Monday. What is the latest team news? Carrick will be hoping Matt Crooks is available for selection, having missed out against Burnley due to a slight knock.
Fortunes tipped for Burnley, PNE, Blackburn & Blackpool as Championship returnsThe Championship returned to action over the weekend following a month off due to the winter World Cup in Qatar. Burnley picked up from where they left off and swept aside QPR with a 3-0 victory to maintain their place at the summit of the division. They remain three points ahead of second placed Sheffield United. In a Lancashire derby at Ewood Park, Preston North End beat a disappointing Blackburn Rovers 4-1. The victory saw North End move into the play-off places, with Rovers remaining third. READ MORE: Encouraging Blackpool January transfer window update emerges after Birmingham City draw At the other end of the table, Blackpool ended a run of four straight losses with a goalless draw at Bloomfield Road against Birmingham City.
Burnley vs Birmingham City lineups confirmed as Anass Zaroury starts and Nathan Tella on bench READ MORE: Burnley vs Birmingham City live point advantage at the
summit and open up an 11 point gap to third place Blackburn
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'Not favourites' - Jon Dahl Tomasson's honest verdict of Blackburn Rovers' promotion chances Jon Dahl Tomasson believes Blackburn Rovers remain far from favourites in
the quest for promotion this season and that the club and