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

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Blackburn Rovers vs Norwich City Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixtures the side in second on the road to another side in the top-half. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Blackburn made it back-to-back draws last weekend with a 2-2 home draw against Birmingham. They were two up through Danny Graham and Adam Armstrong but shipped two in a three minute spell as the Blues claimed a deserved point.

Norwich stretched their unbeaten run to ten but were moved from the top spot following a 2-2 draw at Bristol City. Marco Steipermann and Max Aarons netted for the visitors who controlled possession but trailed on chances created.

The East Anglian outfit are unbeaten in the last four meetings between the sides winning three of these.  Each of the last four and six of the last seven head-to-heads between the duo have seen both teams score and gone over 2.5 goals.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

Norwich are deserved favourites for this game given they have won eight of their last ten matches. That being said they have drawn their last two on the road and Blackburn have lost just once at home this season so the prices look about right.

I like a small interest on Blackburn to be ahead going into the break given how slow the visitors start matches while the hosts would be third if results settled after 45 minutes. The Canaries should do the business so back the second half to be their highest scoring.

 

Blackburn to be ahead at the break

Norwich to score most of their goals in the second-half

 

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

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Norwich City

Norwich City scored over 2.5 goals in 5 out of their last 10 games played

Norwich City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Blackburn Rovers

AVG Goals

1.4

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

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

17-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Norwich City Form Guide

Norwich City Team Logo

Norwich City

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
D A

01-01-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Portsmouth Team Logo Portsmouth

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

12-01-2019

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

18-01-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 3 - 1)

D H

26-01-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

W A

02-02-2019

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

10-02-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 4

(HT 0 - 3)

W H

23-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

Blackburn Rovers Preview

Rovers are unbeaten in their last three but have won just one of their last six and two of their previous nine. They sit 12th in the table six places and five points from the play-off positions.

At Ewood Park, they are unbeaten in their last five and have lost just once (to Sheffield United) in the league this season at their own place. Each of their last three and six of their last eight at their own place have seen both teams net.

Blackburn would be as high as third if the table was settled on scores after 45 minutes having been behind just four times going into the break. 24 of the 33 goals they have conceded have come after the interval.

 

Blackburn Rovers Team News

Craig Conway (thigh), Jack Rodwell (concussion) and Elliott Bennett (broken toe) are doubts while Dominic Samuel and Ben Gladwin (both knee) have both been ruled out for the season.

Norwich City Preview

The Canaries are now ten unbeaten in the league with victories in eight of these and are flying high in the table. They sit second one point behind leaders Leeds and five ahead of West Brom in third.

Away from Carrow Road, the East Anglian team are now nine unbeaten with their last two finishing all-square. Four of their last six on their travels have seen both teams find the back of the net.

Norwich would be as low as 19th if the table was settled on results after 45 minutes having been ahead just four times going into the break. Just nine of the 40 they have scored have come in the first half.

Norwich City Team News

Kenny McLean (ankle) played for the Under 23 side in midweek whlle Tim Klose (knee) is a doubt.  Ivo Pinto (neck), Matt Jarvis (knee), Aston Oxborough (hand), Louis Thompson (shoulder) and Carlton Morris (cruciate) are long-term absentees.

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Norwich City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

2.1

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 Norwich City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Raya 183 80
17 RB Amari'i Bell 180 76
26 CD Darragh Lenihan 178 76
2 LB Ryan Nyambe 182 76
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
7 CM Adam Armstrong 172 69
23 CM Bradley Dack 173 57
4 CM Harrison Reed 181 72
6 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
29 CDM Corry Evans 173 69
10 CF Daniel Graham 183 87
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Tim Krul 188 74
6 CD Christoph Zimmermann 194 92
37 LB Maximillian James Aarons - -
4 CD Ben Godfrey 183 74
12 RB Jamal Lewis 173 -
18 CM Marco Stiepermann 190 75
36 CM Todd Cantwell 177 66
17 CM Emiliano Buendia 170 65
10 CDM Moritz Leitner 174 65
27 CDM Alexander Tettey 180 68
22 CF Teemu Pukki 176 66