Blackburn Rovers welcome Birmingham City to Ewood Park for the weekend’s league meeting. Blackburn have recently gone two matches undefeated but they are still playing catch up to the playoff positions with a six-point deficit. Birmingham, meanwhile, suffered a defeat in the previous matchday but they are still two places above the Rovers with a superior goal difference. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Blackburn extended their unbeaten run to two matches last weekend where they secured a 1-1 draw on the road to Middlesbrough. The Rovers managed just one goal from Charlie Mulgrew despite their opponents being down to 10 men for more than two-thirds of the game.
Birmingham, however, suffered a slender 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bristol City at St Andrew’s. Famara Diedhiou netted the winner for the away side shortly after the hour mark of the encounter.
Ewood Park was the destination for the previous meeting between the sides in January 2017 and the game witnessed a 1-1 draw. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate another share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.20[/bet_tip_now]
Birmingham are backed at 3.10 for the three points while Blackburn are priced at 2.40 for the same. Blackburn have impressed in front of their supporters with just one league defeat over the past year but their form this term has been patchy with numerous draws. We are fancying another close contest versus Birmingham, who have regularly found the scoresheet on their travels. Our preview predicts 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: 2.40
Birmingham City win odds: 3.10
Correct Score odds
In the past five years, Blackburn and Birmingham have faced in the league on 10 occasions and 50 percent of those matches have ended in stalemates. Among those, 1-1 has been a common score on three occasions and we are predicting a similar outcome this weekend with both teams drawing nine of their 21 league games this season. Our correct score prediction would back 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 have generally kept the scores down in their stadium with 60 percent of their matches producing a maximum of two goals. Birmingham’s last trip to their Lancashire counterparts produced the same outcome after they settled for a 1-1 scoreline. 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
Danny Graham could not produce a performance last weekend after his hat-trick effort previously but he is nonetheless the striker to watch for. The 33-year-old has excelled against Birmingham with three goals from just four appearances and he was on the scoresheet in the last encounter between the sides nearly two years ago. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Graham to return to scoring ways.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Danny Graham at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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