What do the 'data experts' predict for Middlesbrough this season? (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

'Data experts’ predict a tense battle for Championship promotion with contrasting fortunes for Middlesbrough, Sheffield United, Nottingham Forest, QPR and West Brom

Middlesbrough’s 2021/22 Championship season concludes in just nine games time - but are they being tipped for promotion success this season?

By Joe Buck
Monday, 28th March 2022, 3:21 pm

The business end of the season is upon us and Chris Wilder’s side find themselves firmly in the mix for a playoff place.

And after the final international break of the season, Middlesbrough return to Championship action on Saturday when they travel to Peterborough before hosting runaway league leaders Fulham in midweek.

These games will give fans a great indication of where Boro currently stand in their push for promotion this season - but what about the ‘data experts’, how do they rate Boro’s chances of success this season?

It could be a very tense and close race for the playoffs and here, using data provided by FiveThirtyEight, we take a look at how the 2021/22 Championship table is forecast to finish and whether or not Wilder’s side are being tipped for success in the league this season:

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