Blackburn Rovers have the opportunity to extend their winning league run when they entertain struggling Ipswich Town at Ewood Park this weekend. The hosts have begun the New Year on a high with successive triumphs. Ipswich bagged their third league win of the season in the recent matchday but they are still facing the genuine threat of relegation with seven points separating them from safety. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Blackburn bagged a second-straight league triumph in the previous weekend after getting the better of Millwall by a 2-0 scoreline. However, they could not continue the form in the FA Cup third round replay where they suffered a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Newcastle United.
Ipswich ended a four-match winless streak after beating fellow promotion candidates Rotherham United by a 1-0 scoreline. Will Keane bagged the winner after the 30th-minute mark to keep the Trotters’ survival hopes alive.
Blackburn’s previous game against Ipswich was at the Portman Road in August which concluded in a 2-2 draw. The last meeting at Ewood Park finished in a goalless draw three years ago. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a Rovers win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Blackburn Rovers win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Ipswich are given a price of 5.50 for the victory but they have a stiff task of achieving the result with their struggles to score on the road. The visitors are currently on a seven-match winless run on their travels and this has included six games where they have failed to find the scoresheet. Blackburn possess a strong home record with just two defeats in the past 12 months. Our preview predicts Blackburn Rovers to win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Blackburn Rovers win at 1.77[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn Rovers vs Ipswich Town draw odds: 3.30
Ipswich Town win odds: 5.50
Correct Score odds
Blackburn have been consistent scorers in their home patch and they have netted nine goals in the past five matches at Ewood Park. Ipswich have disappointed on their travels with just two goals in the same period. Their away woes are likely to continue at Blackburn’s homeground where they have drawn blank in the past two visits. Our correct score prediction is to go with a Blackburn 2-0 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Blackburn Rovers 2-0 win at 7.50[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Since December, Blackburn have played out open-sided games in their stadium with just one of those producing less than three goals. However, we are expecting a low-scoring contest this weekend, as Ipswich have gone goalless in 70% of their away games this term. Our total goals prediction fancies 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
Bradley Dack has enjoyed good returns with Blackburn this term and has contributed 13 goals and seven assists across all competitions. He has netted two times in the past five appearances where he has opened the scoring once. The attacker possesses strong finishing skills in and around the box and he remains our pick to find the breakthrough after netting in the last meeting against Ipswich. Our first goalscorer prediction is to go with Dack.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Bradley Dack at 4.75[/bet_tip_now]
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