Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

Can Blackburn become the first side to do the double over Newcastle this season as they meet at Ewood Park on Monday (15:00)?  Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Newcastle got back to winning ways last time out with a Dwight Gayle double and one from Matt Ritchie lead them to a 3-1 victory over Nottingham Forest as they leapfrogged at the top a Brighton side who had their own game postponed.

Blackburn were just moments away from a big Championship shock in their last game as Danny Graham looked to have given them all three points at Huddersfield. The Lancashire side suffered heartbreak when Nahki Wells netted deep into injury time to ensure the game finished 1-1.

Rovers sprung a shock last time these sides met on November 26th when they ended a run of nine straight Newcastle victories as a Charlie Mulgrew strike saw Rovers take all three points with a 1-0 road victory.

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Blackburn Preview

It is now six games without a victory for Blackburn a run that means they are still stuck in the bottom three of the table though there has certainly been an upturn in performances. 

Ewood Park needs to be more of a fortress is Rovers are to stay up this season as Rovers have won just two home games this season netting a lowly eight goals from these 12 games.

Goals have been a feature of recent Blackburn games with six of their last nine featuring over 2.5 goals and eight of ten seeing both teams score.

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Newcastle Preview

The Magpies will hope that a win at home to Forest last time out is the starting point of another lengthy run of victories such as the eight-game one they embarked on through September, October and most of November.

Newcastle are by far the best away team in the division with nine wins some three more than any other team in the division. They have an excellent plus 16 goal difference on the road netting 22 times and conceding just six.

Dwight Gayle is a class act at this level and his brace last time out means it is now 19 for the season for the striker and Palace must be regretting let him leave the club.

Blackburn Team News

Darragh Lenihan will miss the game through suspension while Ben Marshall (groin) and Adam Henley (hamstring). Elliott Ward (broken ankle) and Tommy Hoban (dislocated shoulder) continue to be absent.

Newcastle Team News

Rafa Benitez has a trio of players unavailable to him and they are Jesus Gamez (broken collarbone), Rolando Aarons (broken toe) and Jonjo Shelvey (suspended).

Betting Tips and Preview

Newcastle will be a popular one for accumulators though Rovers will once again set up to frustrate them like they did in the reverse fixture and for me the price on the visitors is just too short to be appealing.

The Magpies are not the clean sheet force they were earlier in the season keeping just three in their last ten and Rovers have the firepower to net here.  I like the YES in the both teams to score market. If Blackburn do score then it will be Danny Graham who has netted seven times in the last eight games so be sure to side with him.

 

YES in the both teams to score market

Danny Graham first goalscorer, each-way unlimited places

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Newcastle United

Newcastle United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Blackburn Rovers

AVG Goals

2.1

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

6

Draw

3

Lost

1
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)

W H

19-04-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

24-04-2018

League 1

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

28-04-2018

League 1

Charlton Athletic Team Logo Charlton Athletic

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

05-05-2018

League 1

Oxford United Team Logo Oxford United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

08-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Hibernian Team Logo Hibernian

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-07-2018

Club Friendlies

Port Vale Team Logo Port Vale

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Newcastle United Form Guide

Newcastle United Team Logo

Newcastle United

Won

6

Draw

0

Lost

4
W H

10-03-2018

Premier League

Southampton Team Logo Southampton

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

31-03-2018

Premier League

Huddersfield Town Team Logo Huddersfield Town

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

07-04-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

15-04-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

23-04-2018

Premier League

Everton Team Logo Everton

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

28-04-2018

Premier League

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

05-05-2018

Premier League

Watford Team Logo Watford

FT 2 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

09-05-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

13-05-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

17-07-2018

Club Friendlies

St. Patrick's Athletic Team Logo St. Patrick's Athletic

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.3

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

Newcastle United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

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 Newcastle United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 79
24 LB Ryan Nyambe 182 76
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
3 CD Gordon Greer 188 83
5 RB Derrick Williams 180 75
6 LM Jason Lowe 176 75
21 CM Hope Akpan 183 67
32 RM Craig Conway 170 67
7 CM Liam Feeney 183 76
17 CF Marvin Emnes 180 66
12 CF Daniel Graham 183 87
No. Pos Player M kg
26 GK Karl Darlow 185 79
8 LB Vurnon Anita 166 63
6 CD Jamaal Lascelles 188 83
3 RB Paul Dummett 184 65
2 CD Ciaran Clark 188 76
11 LM Matt Ritchie 173 70
14 CM Isaac Hayden 187 79
4 CM Jack Colback 176 72
20 RM Yoan Gouffran 175 70
9 AM Dwight Gayle 177 73
15 CF Mohamed Diame 185 72