Blackburn Rovers have the chance to catch up on the top six when they take on Bristol City at Ewood Park this weekend. The Rovers witnessed the end of their perfect start to the year last weekend but they are still within four points off Bristol City, who are presently occupying the final playoff place. Lee Johnson’s side are unbeaten in 11 league matches and this includes a five-match winning streak leading to the Blackburn clash. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Blackburn saw their four-match winning streak cease in the previous gameweek where they Brentford came from 2-0 behind to secure a comfortable 5-2 triumph over the Lancashire outfit.
Bristol, though, continued their merry ways with a fifth-straight win after beating Swansea City by a 2-0 scoreline. They are presently undefeated across all competitions since late November.
Blackburn previously faced Bristol at Ashton Gate in September which the latter won 4-1. The last meeting at Ewood Park finished in a 1-1 draw in April 2017. Our betting tips and predictions favour a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn and Bristol have gone through nearly identical runs in the Championship this year and the weekend’s game should be closely fought. Both teams are primed to score based on their recent scoring success but there may not be much to split them with their strong defensive records since the turn of the year. Our preview is to go with a low-scoring draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.10[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn Rovers win odds: 2.70
Bristol City win odds: 2.80
Correct Score odds
Blackburn have enjoyed an impressive run of form upfront and they have netted in each of their previous five matches with three clean sheets. In comparison, Bristol have replicated the feat and they have gone one better defensively by keeping four shutouts in the same period. Both sides lack a healthy advantage, and this may play out into a stalemate. 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 5.75[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Both Blackburn and Preston come into the game with impressive defensive records. Preston’s previous trip to Ewood Park produced the same outcome with just two goals involved in a 1-1 draw. Our total goals prediction is to go with 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 1.66[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Bradley Dack has shone for Blackburn Rovers from the number 10 position and he recently bagged his 14th goal of the campaign in the defeat to Brentford. That strike opened the scoring for Rovers and he should once more provide the main threat with his strong finishing skills. Our first goalscorer prediction favours Dack to find the breakthrough.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Bradley Dack at 6.00[/bet_tip_now]
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