Blackburn Rovers predictions with latest odds and stats
- Number of Bets: 45
- Winning Bets: 24
- Average Odds: 2.38
- Overall Stake : 303
- Profit: 332.37
- Yield: 9.69 %
Though historically a team associated with England’s top flight, the Rovers have been having issues staying afloat in even the Championship for the past few years. That said, their latest reputation as a middle-of-the-table second-flight team is fairly reliable (barring the relegation disaster in 2016/17.)
They finished the previous season at a decent 15th place, which seems to be where they’re going this time around as well. Their aggressive tactics are to blame – though they consistently score more goals than even some Top 6 teams, they have an equally bloated concession rate. In other words – Blackburn is a solid candidate for betting on Both Teams to Score in the Championship, or even Over 2.50.
As far as outrights go, however, most of the offers don’t seem worth it. For instance, a Top Half finish is priced at 1.44. While such an outcome is fairly likely, the value on such a bet is dismal.
Blackburn Key Players
While the number of overall arrivals is much higher than last year, the starting 11 will be much less affected than it might seem at first glance.
Adam Armstrong will still be responsible for the lion’s share of Blackburn’s trademark aggression alongside attacking midfielder Bradley Dack. A few legs into the competition, Armstrong secured a whopping 11 goals over just 10 appearances.
Right-winger Harvey Elliott will spend the season on loan from Liverpool’s U32 squad, as will Norwich's defensive midfielder Tom Trybull. When it comes to full signings, Thomas Kaminski will be on goalkeeping, and centre-back Daniel Ayala joined the squad from The Boro.
Blackburn’s historical rivals are Burnley, and their clashes carry the name of the East Lancashire Derby, or Cotton Mills Derby, due to the fact that both towns were once mill towns. The rivalry is, of course, of local character with the two grounds set only eight miles apart, and it dates back to the 19th century. Violence has been known to occur during the games between them.
Bolton Wanderers are also considered as rivals by some Blackburn fans, but to a lesser degree than Burnley. In various periods of history, Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Preston North End, were also Blackburn’s fierce rivals.
Blackburn Rovers Football Club was established in 1875. It became a founding member of the Football League in 1888 and moved into Ewood Park two years later – their home to this day. Also known as the Blue and Whites, or the Riversiders, Blackburn were a stable club in England’s top tier almost through the entire first half of the 20th century. Their first relegation hit them in 1948, and though they did make occasional short-term returns, they didn’t achieve such stability again until the establishing of the Premier League in 1992. The 1990s were a great time for them. Led by England legend Alan Shearer, they became champions in 1995 for the third and so far last time in their history, after the league triumphs of 1912 and 1914.
They have six FA Cups in their cabinet, and they came close as runners-up on two more occasions. They also won the 1975 League Cup. However, their recent records aren’t that great, and they are struggling greatly at the moment in their attempt to reclaim top-flight status.
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