Blackburn Rovers vs Brentford Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Blackburn Rovers vs Brentford Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture features two sides who have made unbeaten starts to the season. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats. Blackburn looked to be headed for the first loss of the campaign but fought back from two goals down to draw 2-2 with Reading. Charlie Mulgrew was the hero of the hour as he converted two penalties while a defeat would have been harsh on Rovers. Brentford also drew 2-2 but they were the side who was pegged back twice seeing a lead slip away. Neal Maupay continued his strong start to the season by grabbing twice in a game the Bees shaded. These two sides last did battle in the 2016/17 with the Lancashire outfit winning both and in fact they have won their last three against the Bees. Danny Graham grabbed a brace in one of those matches and will be hoping for a start here.

Betting Tips and Predictions

I get why Brentford are favourites given how they have started the season and that Blackburn have doubts over key player Bradley Dack however,Rovers have not lost at home in 2018 and as such it is not a price that inspires me. For around the same price as them to win you can get the Bees to net over 1.5 goals and this appeals me. Chances are to win they will net to two or more anyway so take out Rovers in this equation and back the visitors to go over 1.5 goals as they have in three of four this season. The London outfit are fast starters with four first-half strikes this season so take the time of their first goal to come before 50:00 minutes. Reading managed to bag two in midweek in the opening 25 minutes against the Lancashire side.

Brentford to score over 1.5 goals

Brentford first goal to come before 50:00

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Brentford

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Brentford saw over 1.5 goals in 5 out of their last 7 games played against Blackburn Rovers

AVG Goals

1.5

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Blackburn Rovers Form Guide

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo

Blackburn Rovers

Won

5

Draw

4

Lost

1
D H

11-08-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Carlisle United Team Logo Carlisle United

FT 1 - 5

(HT 1 - 4)

W A

18-08-2018

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

22-08-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

25-08-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Lincoln City Team Logo Lincoln City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

02-09-2018

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

D H

15-09-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

18-09-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

22-09-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

Brentford Form Guide

Brentford Team Logo

Brentford

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

11-08-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

14-08-2018

EFL Cup

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

19-08-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

22-08-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

25-08-2018

Championship

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo Blackburn Rovers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Cheltenham Town Team Logo Cheltenham Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

01-09-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

15-09-2018

Championship

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

18-09-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

22-09-2018

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

Blackburn Rovers Preview

Rovers are unbeaten in their four games since returning to the Championship though three of these have finished in draws. They sit ninth in the league with six points though the expected goals data table believes they should be top. At Ewood Park, they have drawn both games this season and are unbeaten in the league in front of their own fans in 2018. Each of the last three for the Lancashire side at their own ground have seen both teams net. Bradley Dack and Charlie Mulgrew have both netted two league goals this campaign while it rises to four for Dack if you add in the League Cup. Three of the four Blackburn have conceded have come from open play.

Blackburn Rovers Team News

Bradley Dack (bruised knee), Kasey Palmer and Dominic Samuel (both unknown) are doubts while Ben Gladwin (knee), Derrick Williams (foot) and Jacob Davenport (hip) are ruled out.

Brentford Preview

The Bees have made a strong start to the season with two victories and two draws with no defeats. They sit in fourth place with eight points with the expected goals data thinking they should be as high as second. Away from Griffin Park, they are without a league win in four though each of their two this season have ended in a draw. Just one of the last ten on the road have gone over 2.5 goals and that was the midweek draw with Aston Villa. Neal Maupay has started the season firing with five goals while Ollie Watkins has also weighed in with three. In three of their four Brentford have netted in both the first and second half.

Brentford Team News

Rico Henry and Emiliano Marcondes (both fitness) are rated doubtful.

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Brentford Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.6

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Blackburn Rovers vs Brentford Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Raya 183 80
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
26 CD Darragh Lenihan 178 76
2 LB Ryan Nyambe 182 76
17 RB Amari'i Bell 180 76
45 CM Kasey Palmer 180 68
31 CM Elliott Bennett 175 69
8 CM Joe Rothwell 185 77
29 CDM Corry Evans 173 69
6 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
24 CF Joseph Nuttall 182 72
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Daniel Bentley 188 72
29 RB Yoann Barbet 190 77
6 CD Chris Mepham 191 75
26 CD Ezri Konsa Ngoyo 183 77
22 LB Henrik Dalsgaard 192 81
19 CM Romaine Sawyers 175 67
12 CM Kamohelo Mokotjo 167 63
8 CM Nicholas Yennaris 170 65
11 RF Ollie Watkins 179 70
33 CF Marcus Forss - -
21 LF Said Benrahma 172 67