Blackburn Predictions

Find our betting tips and Championship predictions of all of Blackburn’s fixtures in the league below.

Blackburn Rovers Football Club is a professional English football club based in the town of Blackburn. The club currently competes in the Championship, which is the second tier of the English football pyramid.

Blackburn currently plays their home matches at Ewood Park, which has been the club’s permanent home since 1890. Previously known as Ewood Bridge, the stadium now holds a maximum capacity of 31,367. They played their first match as the tenants of the ground against Accrington Stanley in September 1890.

Blackburn share rivalries with local sides Burnley, against whom they compete in the East Lancashire Derby.

Blackburn Honours

Blackburn are three-time winners of the top flight in English football, all of which came during the 20th century. The club enjoyed a successful period during the 1910s that saw them win the old First Division title twice in three seasons. The first came in the 1911/12 campaign when they edged out nearest rivals Everton by two points, before repeating the trick two years later in 1913/14, this time finishing seven points clear of runners-up Aston Villa. Their most recent title came in the Premier League era, as they won the title over Manchester United on the final day of the 1994/95 season. This also led to the club qualifying for the Champions League for the first time in its history.

Blackburn have also won the old Second and Third Division titles once apiece in their history, coming in the 1938/39 and 1974/75 seasons, respectively. They have also lifted the FA Cup an impressive six times, having been victorious in the finals of 1884, 1885, 1886, 1890, 1891 and 1928. Their most recent piece of major silverware came in 2001 when they defeated Tottenham 2-1 in the League Cup final. The club has also won the Full Members Cup and the FA Community Shield once each.

Blackburn History

Blackburn Rovers is one of the oldest clubs in English football, having been founded in 1875 and later became founding members of the Football League in 1888. They were a First Division club for much of their early history and had huge success in the early years of the FA Cup, winning it five times in eight seasons between 1884 to 1891. However, the club went into a decline post-World War Two, playing just 10 seasons in the top flight between then and the start of the Premier League era in 1992/93. Their fortunes changed in 1990 when local businessman Jack Walker completed a takeover of the club, a move which immediately saw them become big players in English football with a new-found wealth behind them.

Hiring Kenny Dalglish as manager, the club secured promotion to the debut season of the Premier League by winning the Second Division play-offs in 1992. They immediately paid an English record fee for Southampton striker Alan Shearer, as well as Stuart Ripley, Graeme Le Saux and Tim Sherwood and finished fourth in their first season in the Premier League. Blackburn later added Tim Flowers, David Batty and Chris Sutton, with all of these signings making up the spine of their 1994/95 title-winning team that also featured Colin Hendry, Henning Berg and Jason Wilcox. However, the club was relegated back to the second tier of English football just four years after being champions.