Blackburn Rovers predictions
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- Average Odds: 1.89
- Overall Stake : 138
- Profit: 160.56
- Yield: 16.35 %
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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