Blackburn Rovers will host visiting opponents Swansea City at Ewood Park in the Championship clash on Tuesday.
All Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City match predictions, user poll and stats are shown below - plus the latest match odds.
Blackburn Rovers enter this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Championship drawn game versus Stoke City.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers managed 54% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Blackburn Rovers was John Buckley (76'). At the other end, Stoke City got 13 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Nick Powell (38') was the scorer for Stoke City.
Under three goals per game were scored during 5 of the past 6 fixtures where Blackburn Rovers have taken part. With regard to the goal split from this period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 6 and Rovers totted up 5.
Looking at the pre-match facts, Blackburn Rovers:
- haven't won against Swansea City in their previous 6 league matches.
- are unbeaten in their last 3 home league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 2 league matches.
Swansea City will go into this match after a 0-2 FA Cup win as they beat Stevenage in their most recent outing.
In that match, Swansea City had 50% possession and 10 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. For Swansea City, goals were scored by Wayne Routledge (7') and Viktor Gyökeres (50'). Stevenage got 13 attempts at goal with 3 of them on target.
Over the course of 5 of the past 6 clashes featuring Swansea City, a relatively low number of goals have gone in between them and their opposition. The overall average goals scored per game within that spell works out to a mere 1.83, with the average goals for The Swans standing at 1.33. However, it remains to be seen whether such a trend will be maintained in this next match.
Going into this encounter, Swansea City have not lost to Blackburn Rovers when they have played them away from home in the previous 2 matches in the league.
Head to head
An examination of their prior head to head clashes stretching back to 24/01/2015 shows that Blackburn Rovers have won 1 of these games and Swansea City 2, with the tally of draws being 3.
A total of 20 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them from Rovers and 11 for The Swans. The average number of goals per game works out to 3.33.
The last league game featuring these sides was Championship match day 9 on 31/10/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Swansea City 2-0 Blackburn Rovers.
That time, Swansea City managed 41% possession and 11 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Goals were scored by Ben Cabango (25') and André Ayew (61').
On the other side, Blackburn Rovers had 11 shots on goal with 4 of them on target.
The referee was Dean Whitestone.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
There is just one fitness concern for the Blackburn Rovers gaffer Tony Mowbray to be concerned with due to a largely intact set of players. Elliott Bennett (Ankle Surgery) misses out.
Team News: Swansea City
Thanks to a largely healthy group, there’s only the sole fitness worry for the Swansea City manager Steve Cooper to contend with. Steven Benda (Ankle Injury) won’t be in action.
We believe that Swansea City would be disappointed if they were not to get a goal against this Blackburn Rovers outfit, however that possibly won’t quite be enough to avoid defeat.
We’re tipping a tight encounter finishing with a 2-1 advantage for Blackburn Rovers at full-time. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Elliott Bennett
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 11
⭐ Star Player: Adam Armstrong
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Adam Armstrong was born in West Denton, England. After having played his first senior match for Newcastle United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Forward has bagged 16 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in a total of 22 appearances.