What is the supercomputer predicting for Chris Wilder's side this season? (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Revealed! This is where 'data experts' predict Middlesbrough will finish with Fulham, Derby County and Blackburn Rovers all predicted contrasting Championship fortunes

Middlesbrough have enjoyed a small renaissance since Chris Wilder took charge at the Riverside Stadium - but where are they predicted to finish at the end of the campaign?

By Joe Buck
Monday, 17th January 2022, 1:55 pm

The Championship season is slowly creeping into the business end of the campaign.

Teams have laid the groundwork and now enter the crunch-end of the campaign, hoping to at least meet pre-season expectations, or surpass them depending on their current situation.

Middlesbrough’s slow start to the campaign had many fearing they may be sucked into a relegation battle, but recent form suggests that a run for the playoffs could be in the offing between now and May.

But does the data back this up?

Well, following this weekend’s Championship action, we’ve compiled data from FiveThirtyEight’s supercomputer, which has predicted how the 2021/22 Championship final standings will look by using a range of statistical calculations, form guides and data analysis. Here is their prediction:

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