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The Championship clash at Ewood Park on Wednesday sees home side Blackburn Rovers play Watford.
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Blackburn Rovers will be wanting a better result here after a 1-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Nottingham Forest.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers managed 63% possession and 12 shots at goal with 5 on target. For their opponents, Nottingham Forest had 13 attempts on goal with 3 of them on target. Alex Mighten (26') scored for Nottingham Forest.
Blackburn Rovers have not been in good attacking form in recent times. Their ‘goals for’ figure equals just 4 against opponents during the course of their last six fixtures. In those meetings, Rovers have also seen the number of goals scored against them total 6. That sort of pattern might not be carried forward into this game, though.
Ahead of this clash, Blackburn Rovers have not registered a win against Watford in their last 4 league matches.
Watford will go into this match following a 2-1 Championship win vs Derby County in their last fixture.
In that game, Watford managed 51% possession and 7 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. For Watford, goals were scored by João Pedro (19'), Will Hughes (21') and William Ekong (77' Own goal). Derby County got 4 shots on goal with 0 on target.
A succession of very capable showings by the Watford defensive players has resulted in the number of goals they’ve conceded amounting to 3 from their past 6 outings overall. In that period of time, their forwards have scored 10.
Their previous form shows that Watford:
- have not registered a win against Blackburn Rovers when having played them away from home in the previous 4 league games. Not good.
- are undefeated in their last 4 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes dating back to 20/04/2013 shows that Blackburn Rovers have won 1 of these games & Watford 3, with the tally of draws being 2.
A sum of 20 goals were scored between the two sides throughout the course of those matches, with 7 from Rovers and 13 coming from The Hornets. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The last league clash featuring these clubs was Championship match day 6 on 21/10/2020 which ended up with the score at Watford 3-1 Blackburn Rovers.
That day, Watford managed 33% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 4 of them on target. The scorers were João Pedro (13') and Tom Cleverley (17').
For their opponents, Blackburn Rovers had 19 shots on goal with 7 on target. Ben Brereton (28') and Darragh Lenihan (49' Own goal) scored.
The referee was Andy Woolmer.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has zero fitness worries at all ahead of this clash thanks to a fully injury-free squad available for selection.
Team News: Watford
Watford boss Xisco Muñoz has to contend with a number of unavailable players. Isaac Success (Achilles tendon rupture) and Tom Dele-Bashiru (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) can’t be considered.
We envisage that Watford and Blackburn Rovers may both struggle to make a breakthrough here.
A scoreless draw looks like a real possibility, but we’ll see what happens. We therefore think that it’s going to be a close game with a 0-0 scoreline at the end of the match.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Elliott Bennett
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 12
🔑 Key Player: Adam Armstrong
Customarily played in 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 talented Forward has scored 19 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign to date coming from a total of 28 appearances.