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Blackburn Rovers will be at Vitality Stadium on Saturday for the Championship meeting with hosts Bournemouth.
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Bournemouth are hoping to win again after their last result, a 1-3 Premier League victory vs Everton.
In that match, Bournemouth managed 31% possession and 13 shots on goal with 7 on target. For Bournemouth, the goals were scored by Joshua King (13'), Dominic Solanke (45') and Junior Stanislas (80'). At the other end, Everton got 13 attempts on goal with 5 on target. Moise Kean (41') was the scorer for Everton.
Matches with Bournemouth have tended to be lively ones recently with plenty of scoring being a real hallmark. Over their past half dozen games alone, the sum total of 21 goals have been scored for both sides combined (at an average of 3.5 goals per game) with 10 of these coming from The Cherries.
Blackburn Rovers will go into the game following a 3-2 EFL Cup win against Doncaster Rovers in their most recent game.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers managed 62% possession and 22 shots on goal with 8 on target. For Blackburn Rovers, the goals were scored by Lewis Holtby (30'), Joe Rankin-Costello (71') and Adam Armstrong (81'). On the other side, Doncaster Rovers got 7 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Fejiri Okenabirhie (54') and Madger Gomes (63') scored for Doncaster Rovers.
Blackburn Rovers have been good when going forward leading up to this encounter, having scored 13 goals in their previous 6 matches. This doesn’t mask the fact that Rovers have had their own issues at the back, also conceding in 6 of those same clashes. That aside, time will tell whether that pattern shall continue on in this next match.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 22/09/2004, there is nothing to separate the two clubs with Bournemouth winning 2 of those games, Blackburn Rovers 2 and 2 being draws after 90 minutes of play.
A combined sum of 21 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 for The Cherries and 11 for Rovers. That is an average goals per game value of 3.5.
Team News: Bournemouth
Bournemouth boss Jason Tindall will be grateful to have no fitness worries whatsoever before this game with a fully healthy group available to choose from.
In our view, The Cherries should use the 4-4-2 system this time, handing starts to Mark Travers, Brad Smith, Lloyd Kelly, Steve Cook, Jack Stacey, Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld, Jefferson Lerma, Daniel Gosling, Junior Stanislas, Dominic Solanke and Sam Surridge.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
From a largely healthy squad, there’s just a single fitness worry for the Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray to contend with. Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
We reckon that Rovers appear most likely to make use of a 4-3-3 lineup, settling for Thomas Kaminski, Ryan Nyambe, Derrick Williams, Darragh Lenihan, Amari'i kyren Bell, Lewis Holtby, Lewis Travis, Corry Evans, Joe Rankin-Costello, Adam Armstrong and Ben Brereton.
In our view, Blackburn Rovers will have a tough ask to hit the back of the net against this Bournemouth side who we think will gain the upper hand.
That’s why we have predicted a narrow 1-0 advantage for Bournemouth at the conclusion of the game.
Looking forward to watching this one unfold.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vitality Stadium (11,364)
Captain: Steve Cook
Chairman: Jeff Mostyn
Manager: Jason Tindall