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The Championship match at Ewood Park on Saturday sees home side Blackburn Rovers go up against Nottingham Forest.
Our Blackburn Rovers v Nottingham Forest predictions, statistics and match poll can be seen below - plus the latest match odds.
Blackburn Rovers enter this match after a 0-0 Championship tied result vs Cardiff City.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers managed 60% possession and 16 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. At the other end, Cardiff City got 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
Fixtures involving Blackburn Rovers have tended to be engaging ones of late with high scoring anticipated. Over their past 6 clashes alone, the sum of 20 goals have been recorded for both teams combined (at an average of 3.33 goals per game) with 14 of those accredited to Rovers. Nonetheless, we must now wait to see if that trend shall be maintained here in this match.
A look at their previous results shows us that Blackburn Rovers:
- have not emerged victorious against Nottingham Forest in their last 2 league matches.
- are undefeated in their previous 4 home league matches.
After tasting defeat last time out to Bristol City in Championship competition, Nottingham Forest will be aiming to make amends here.
In that match, Nottingham Forest had 51% possession and 21 shots on goal with 6 on target. The scorer for Nottingham Forest was Luke Freeman (35'). Bristol City got 7 shots on goal with 5 on target. Andreas Weimann (12') and Nahki Wells (22') scored for Bristol City.
The stats tell the story, and Nottingham Forest have been scored against in 6 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 12 goals in all. Defensively, The Reds seem to have a bit of a soft underbelly.
Their prior results show that Nottingham Forest:
- have left without a victory over Blackburn Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 5 league games. Not good at all.
- remain undefeated by Blackburn Rovers in away games against them for the last 2 league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 7 league matches.
Head to head
An examination of their past head-to-head meetings stretching back to 18/10/2016 shows that Blackburn Rovers have won 3 of them and Nottingham Forest 1, with the tally of drawn results standing at 2.
A combined sum of 18 goals were yielded between them in this period, with 10 from Rovers and 8 belonging to The Reds. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Regarding absentees, there’s just a single fitness concern for the Blackburn Rovers gaffer Tony Mowbray to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group. Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out.
Team News: Nottingham Forest
Thanks to a fully injury-free group to pick from, Nottingham Forest boss Chris Hughton doesn’t have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
We think that Nottingham Forest will need things to go their way to register a score against this Blackburn Rovers lineup who will likely score & stay on top.
We’re therefore tipping a very competitive game with a 1-0 winning margin for Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 90 minutes.
It should be a good one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Elliott Bennett
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 6
🔑 Key Man: Bradley Johnson
Usually deployed in the Centre Midfield position, Bradley Johnson was born in Hackney, England. Having played his first senior match for Cambridge United in the 2004 - 2005 season, the gifted Midfielder has contributed 3 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in 4 appearances.