Blackburn Rovers face off against Aston Villa in Saturday’s late Championship kick-off at Ewood Park. Blackburn saw their unbeaten run cease before the international break and they have still accumulated a decent tally of nine points after the first six games. Villa have fared similarly this term and they are ahead of their Lancashire counterparts on only goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Blackburn saw their unbeaten start to the Championship season cease, as they were thoroughly beaten 4-1 by Bristol City on the road. Charlie Mulgrew bagged the opening goal for Blackburn in that game before the hosts ran riot with the proceedings.
Villa, meanwhile, suffered a four straight league game without a victory as they suffered a disappointing 4-1 away loss to Sheffield United. Prior to that, they had played out three successive draws.
Blackburn previously contested Villa in their home ground in April 2017 and the match ended 1-0 in their favour. Danny Graham bagged the winner early in the second half. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Villa are 2.80 for a victory whilst Blackburn are priced at 2.75 for the same. Villa may have started the season in the front foot with two straight wins but they have since lost the plot with three draws and one defeat. They can anticipate another testing encounter versus Blackburn, who are unbeaten in 23 home league games and a share of the spoils appears a decent result for either side. Our preview fancies a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn Rovers win odds: 2.75
Aston Villa win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
Blackburn have continued their unbeaten run in their home patch this term but they have managed just one win from three matches. Villa have also acquired just one league victory on their travels and neither side would want to give the advantage to the other. Both sides are coming into this game after thumping 4-1 defeats before the break. We are predicting a tight contest with both sides scoring. Our correct score prediction fancies a 1-1 draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]1-1 draw at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Blackburn’s recent league meetings against Aston Villa at Ewood Park have been low scoring and they have been a maximum of two goals witnessed in four of the previous five encounters. This season, the hosts have not been overawed in front of their fans with just one of their three matches witnessing more than two goals. Our total goals prediction is to go for less than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.72[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Jonathan Kodjia has been Villa’s most successful goalscorer this term and he has racked three goals from the opening six matches. The 28-year-old has drawn blank in his last two appearances but he should fancy his chances versus Blackburn against whom he has bagged three goals from as many games. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Kodjia.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Jonathan Kodjia at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
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