Blackburn Rovers have the opportunity to close the gap on the playoff spots when they entertain Queens Park Rangers at Ewood Park on Saturday. Blackburn have experienced a mixed run of form in recent weeks and have dropped three points behind the top-six. QPR, meanwhile, have been jumping up the table with every game and a run of three straight wins sees them ahead of Blackburn by the single point. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Blackburn went winless for the second game on the bounce as they played out a 1-1 against West Bromwich Albion on the road. Craig Dawson opened the scoring for the Baggies but Blackburn managed to salvage a point after Harrison Reed equalised in the final quarter of the game.
QPR, though, have been flying high since the start of October and they picked up their fourth win in five matches last weekend where they beat Aston Villa by the odd goal. Pawel Wszolek netted the sole goal of the game during the first period.
The previous meeting between the sides was at Ewood Park last year where Blackburn ran out victors by a 1-0 scoreline. Sam Gallagher made the difference with the winner in the first minute of stoppage time. Our betting tips and predictions anticipate a share of the spoils.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
QPR are offered odds of 3.20 to pick up three points while Blackburn are backed for the same at 2.30. The visitors have excelled since the start of October with four wins and one draw but they are nevertheless up against a Blackburn side, who have barely succumbed to defeats at Ewood Park. Blackburn have grabbed a point in six of their seven home games this term and we anticipate a tight contest with neither side giving much away. Our preview fancies a score draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.30[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn Rovers win odds: 2.30
Queens Park Rangers win odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Blackburn have proved difficult to crack in their home patch and they have suffered just one league defeat in the calendar year. Despite this, the current campaign has been a mixed one for them with goals conceded in five of the seven home games – four of which have not produced victories. As such, QPR should fancy breaching their backline with their current winning run. Our correct score prediction anticipates 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
Despite a lean run, Blackburn have generally kept the scores down with three of their previous five hone matches witnessing under three goals. This has been the trend in QPR’s recent away trips to Reading and Ipswich Town – which have finished 1-0 and 2-0 respectively. Our total goals prediction anticipates 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 1.75[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Bradley Dack has been Blackburn’s leading scorer this campaign with eight goals across all competitions. Among those, six have come in the Championship including the sole strike in the 1-0 win over Bolton Wanderers in October. Our first goalscorer prediction fancies Dack to open the scoresheet.
[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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