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The Championship game at Ewood Park on Monday sees hosts Blackburn Rovers take to the field against opponents Bournemouth.
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Blackburn Rovers will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Wycombe Wanderers.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers had 69% possession and 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target. Wycombe Wanderers got 9 shots at goal with 2 on target. Fred Onyedinma (47') scored for Wycombe Wanderers.
Their most recent results really do illustrate the point that much respect should be given to the Blackburn Rovers rearguard. Rovers have been miserly, with the number of goals that have flown into the back of their net during their last 6 games standing at 4.
Their past results show that Blackburn Rovers:
- are winless against Bournemouth in their previous 2 league matches.
- have not won at home in their last 6 matches in the league. Fans are getting restless.
Bournemouth head into the encounter following a 3-1 Championship win with the defeat of Middlesbrough in their most recent outing.
In that game, Bournemouth had 59% possession and 7 shots on goal with 5 of them on target. For Bournemouth, the goalscorers were Philip Billing (14'), Jefferson Lerma (67') and Dominic Solanke (83'). Middlesbrough had 8 shots on goal with 1 on target. Duncan Watmore (63') was the scorer for Middlesbrough.
Showing their penchant for eventful encounters, we’ve seen goals 20 times in the last six games in which Bournemouth have taken to the pitch, yielding a mean average of 3.33 goals per fixture. Their opponents have hit 9 from this total. Nonetheless, we must now wait to see whether the trend might persist in this game.
Going into this contest, Bournemouth are unbeaten in their previous 2 away league matches.
Head to head
Inspecting their most recent head-to-head clashes going back to 28/09/2013 tells us that Blackburn Rovers have won 2 of these games & Bournemouth 3, with the number of drawn results being 1.
A combined total of 20 goals were scored between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for Rovers and 10 being from The Cherries. That’s an average goals per game figure of 3.33.
The previous league game featuring the two was Championship match day 1 on 12/09/2020 when it finished Bournemouth 3-2 Blackburn Rovers.
On that occasion, Bournemouth managed 49% possession and 12 attempts on goal with 5 of them on target. The scorers were Jack Stacey (25'), Jefferson Lerma (53') and Arnaut Danjuma (84').
On the other side, Blackburn Rovers got 15 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Bradley Johnson (42') and Adam Armstrong (73') scored.
The match was refereed by Gavin Ward.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Lewis Holtby (Ruptured knee ligament) and Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) aren’t available for Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray.
Team News: Bournemouth
Owing to a completely healthy squad to pick from, Bournemouth boss Jonathan Woodgate does not have any fitness concerns to report before this game.
Here, we’re thinking that Blackburn Rovers will need to apply a lot of pressure to break down this Bournemouth outfit who we think will gain the upper hand.
That’s why our selection here is for a hard-fought 0-1 winning score for Bournemouth at the conclusion of the game.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Elliott Bennett
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 15
🔑 Star Player: Adam Armstrong
Regularly taking up the Striker position, Adam Armstrong was born in West Denton, England. After having made a senior debut playing for Newcastle United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the skilful Forward has contributed 19 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date from a total of 33 appearances.