West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon fixture (15:00) features two sides looking to bounce back from defeats in midweek. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

West Brom made it back-to-back defeats with a 4-1 loss at home to Midlands rivals Derby in midweek. The scoreline was harsh on the Baggies with little to choose between the teams on expected goals data but all they had to show for their efforts was a late Jay Rodriguez consolation.

Blackburn saw their two-game winning run come to an end with a 3-1 loss at Swansea in midweek despite taking the lead through a Charlie Mulgrew penalty. The result was harsh on Rovers according to the expect goals data.

These two sides were in different divisions last season so you have to go back to the 2011/12 Premier League season. It is hard to read too much into their head-to-head record but for what it is worth it is honours even from the last six with two wins and two draws each.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

West Brom are strong favourites to win this but they have shown a few wobbles in recent times and I would not want to be backing them here against a Blackburn side who have looked good on the road (losing just two).

Goals is expected to be the order of the day here so combine over 2.5 goals with yes in the both teams to score market as has happened in six of seven Baggies home matches this season. If Rovers do score then Bradley Dack is the man most likely to net and given he has six for the season and is up against a leaky defence I like him here.

 

Over 2.5 goals and both teams to score double

Bradley Dack anytime scorer

 

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played

West Bromwich Albion saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Blackburn Rovers

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 West Bromwich Albion

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

West Bromwich Albion Form Guide

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo

West Bromwich Albion

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
D H

12-01-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W A

21-01-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

26-01-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

02-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

06-02-2019

FA Cup

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-02-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

16-02-2019

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W A

19-02-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

23-02-2019

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

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)

West Bromwich Albion Preview

The Baggies still sit fourth in the Championship but have won just one of their last four and lost their last two. Darren Moore has done a good job of getting them so high but they need to find a better balance between attack and defence.

At the Hawthorns, they had won six straight but lost against Derby County on Wednesday evening. Dwight Gayle has six in his last five home appearances while Jay Rodriguez has three in four.

Nine of the 14 West Brom have played have gone over 2.5 goals and no side averages more goals per fixture than the 3.86 they produce. Four of their last five and seven of their last nine have seen both teams score.

 

West Bromwich Albion Team News

Gareth Barry (unknown) and Bakary Sako (fitness) are doubts while Jake Livermore is available following a suspension.

Blackburn Rovers Preview

Rovers have produced a mixed set of results of late with two victories, two defeats and one draw in their last five. They sit in ninth currently and Tony Mowbray has done a great job since taking over the side two seasons ago.

Away from Ewood Park, they have lost on just two occasions this season the most recent of which came in midweek. The Lancashire outfit have netted at least once in six of their seven on the road.

Blackburn have had an even split over their 14 fixtures so far with seven going under 2.5 goals and seven going over. Each of their last two and six of their last nine have seen both teams score.

 

Blackburn Rovers Team News

Darragh Lenihan (unknown), Ryan Nyambe (hamstring) and Jacob Davenport (hip) are doubts while Dominic Samuel and Ben Gladwin (both knee) have both been ruled out for the season.

West Bromwich Albion 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 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

West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers Sidelined Players

Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Sam Johnstone 193 85
25 CD Craig Dawson 188 78
24 CD Tosin Adarabioyo 189 78
5 CD Kyle Bartley 180 70
15 AM Harvey Barnes 174 66
14 RM Conor Townsend 168 62
10 LM Matthew Phillips 183 75
7 CM James Morrison 178 64
8 CM Jake Livermore 180 76
19 CF Jay Rodriguez 185 80
6 CF Bakary Sako 183 85
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Raya 183 80
5 CD Jack Rodwell 188 80
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
31 LB Elliott Bennett 175 69
3 RB Derrick Williams 180 75
8 CM Joe Rothwell 185 77
45 CM Kasey Palmer 180 68
32 CM Craig Conway 170 67
6 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
4 CDM Harrison Reed 181 72
23 CF Bradley Dack 173 57