Blackburn Rovers vs Bristol City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Blackburn Rovers vs Bristol City Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Monday (15:00) afternoon game will have implications on the relegation battle at the bottom of the Championship. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Blackburn have dominated recent meetings between the pair winning five of the last seven. They have though failed to win either of the last two with the penultimate game ending in a draw and the reverse fixture seeing Bristol City win that one 1-0 thanks to a goal from Aaron Wilbraham.

Rovers got a crucial three points in their battle to get out of the relegation zone as they saw off Nottingham Forest 1-0 on Good Friday thanks to a goal from Tommie Hoban.

Bristol City made it back-to-back victories with a 2-1 victory over QPR thanks to a goal each from Marlon Pack and Jamie Paterson with a late goal for the visitors proving to be little more than a consolation effort.

Betting Tips and Predictions

This is a tough game to predict as both sides need the win and both sides won last time out. The prices look fair for this game so I would recommend looking at other markets for your bet.

I expect a cagey opening and then the game to open as time goes. Rovers will need all three points while City will probably be content with one. They will make it difficult for the home team and look to hit them on the counter. These type of matches usually lead to two sets of circumstances, a delay on the time of the first goal and then the second 45 minutes being highest scoring as the game opens.

 

NO goal before 28:00

Second-half to be the highest scoring

Blackburn Preview

A run of three straight defeats left Blackburn in trouble but they managed to close the gap at the bottom with a crucial 1-0 victory at Nottingham Forest last time out. They now sit in 22nd just two points behind Burton and Forest themselves.

Rovers are likely to need win both of their remaining home games which includes this one and a meeting with Aston Villa on the 29th April. It is now no win in three at Ewood Park though before that they did register three straight home victories.

Just one of their last four have gone over 2.5 goals and this is just one of six when looking at home league matches. The Lancashire side have found the back of the net just twice in their last four games. Blackburn have scored a goal in the first-half of just one of their last ten fixtures.

Bristol City Preview

Four victories from their last six including in each of their last two has moved Bristol City up to 18th and given them a small amount of breathing room at the bottom. Things though are tight down there with four points separating five sides in the battle for the third and final relegation slot.

The Robins are poor travellers with just one win from their last 16 away league fixtures. Lack of goals is a problem as they have failed to find the back of the net in three of their last four on the road.

Jamie Paterson and Tammy Abraham both have two goals from their last two games. Four of the last five Bristol City goals have come in the first-half of the game. Four of their last five have gone over 2.5 goals.

Blackburn Team News

Gordon Greer is back in training after a calf injury while Danny Graham (hip) and Jason Steele (ankle) are listed as day-to-day. Charlie Mulgrew (ankle) and Corry Evans (groin) are likely to miss the remainder of the season.

Bristol City Team News

Milan Djuric (back) is close to a return while Gary O’Neil (leg) is unlikely to play any part.

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

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Bristol City

Bristol City saw over 1.5 goals in 6 out of their last 7 games played against Blackburn Rovers

AVG Goals

2.3

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

7

Draw

3

Lost

0
W H

19-02-2018

League 1

Bury Team Logo Bury

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

24-02-2018

League 1

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

27-02-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

04-03-2018

League 1

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-03-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

07-04-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-04-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Bristol City Form Guide

Bristol City Team Logo

Bristol City

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
L A

25-02-2018

Championship

Cardiff City Team Logo Cardiff City

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

03-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 4 - 0

(HT 3 - 0)

L A

06-03-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

D A

10-03-2018

Championship

Burton Albion Team Logo Burton Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

17-03-2018

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

30-03-2018

Championship

Barnsley Team Logo Barnsley

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

02-04-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

07-04-2018

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

10-04-2018

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L A

14-04-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

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

Bristol City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

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 Bristol City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
33 GK David Raya 183 80
4 CD Tommy Hoban 188 76
24 LB Ryan Nyambe 182 76
15 CD Elliott L. Ward 185 83
5 RB Derrick Williams 180 75
21 CM Hope Akpan 183 67
7 RM Liam Feeney 183 76
31 AM Elliott Bennett 175 69
6 CM Jason Lowe 176 75
28 LM Connor Mahoney 172 67
19 CF Sam Gallagher 193 75
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Frank Fielding 185 75
3 RB Joe Bryan 170 72
42 CD Bailey Wright 175 85
4 CD Aden Flint 189 76
2 LB Mark Little 185 81
21 CM Marlon Pack 188 74
8 LM Josh Brownhill 178 69
7 CM Korey Smith 183 78
20 RM Jamie Paterson 175 66
9 CF Tammy Abraham 190 81
12 CF Matt Taylor 176 72