Blackburn Rovers host Stoke at Ewood Park with the knowledge that the team can make up a couple of places in the Championship table even at this stage in the season. Blackburn and Stoke are separated by just one point with the Potters holding the advantage. Blackburn, though, realistically can end up closing in on the 12th place with a positive result in this match. The two outfits have a 10+ advantage over the bottom three. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Blackburn lost for a fourth time in five matches as they lost 2-1 against Aston Villa at Villa Park. The home victory over Wigan is the only victory for Blackburn since February.
Stoke City were involved in a fourth consecutive goalless draw. Sheffield Wednesday were the latest to get involved in a goalless draw with the Potters.
The reverse fixture between the two clubs produced a 3-2 victory for Blackburn. The previous trip to the Bet365 stadium for Blackburn was way back in 2011 when they suffered a 3-1 defeat. Both clubs were in the Premier League during this meeting. Our betting tips and predictions would go with a draw.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
It is incredible that Stoke City have drawn 18 out of the 39 matches this season. The Potters are the draw specialists in the division by a huge margin. Blackburn have lost fewer games than Stoke’s draws this season. Even though the Lancashire outfit are in a very bad state of form after four defeats in five games, they will be able to capitalise on the poor form experienced by Stoke – especially in away matches. Stoke have picked up just two wins in 19 away games and it is quite dismal for a team that started with promotion aspirations. Our preview would go with a stalemate with both teams having little need for three points.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Draw at 3.25[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn win odds: 2.70
Stoke City win odds: 2.87
Correct Score odds
The reverse meeting between Stoke and Blackburn may have produced five goals in total, but this match is likely to be a low scoring encounter. Stoke have returned with four successive clean sheets but they have also scored no goals during this period. Since Blackburn are poor at the back, this match could end up with a 1-1 score, according to our correct score prediction.
[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
There have been goals at both ends whenever Stoke and Blackburn have met in the last five games. However, this match will be a tight game with Stoke’s recent trend of low scoring encounter is likely to be repeated. The last high-scoring game involving Stoke was back in the middle of January. Our total goals prediction would pick under 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals under 2.5 at 1.57[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Danny Graham is the top scorer at Blackburn with 13 goals and three assists. He has failed to score in four out of his last five games, but the forward remains an integral part of Blackburn in the offensive areas of the pitch. The recent performances from Graham in the losses against Wednesday and Aston Villa have not been convincing, but a return to Ewood Park may spark his hunger for goals. Our first goalscorer prediction would pick Danny Graham.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Danny Graham at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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