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Blackburn Rovers arrive at Vicarage Road Stadium on Wednesday for the Championship meeting with home team Watford.
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Watford will be looking for another win after the 0-1 Championship victory vs Derby County.
In that game, Watford had 48% possession and 8 attempts at goal with 1 on target. The scorer for Watford was João Pedro (76'). At the other end, Derby County had 9 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Fewer than three goals per game were seen in 5 of the past 6 meetings where Watford have been participants. Regarding the goal split during that period, opposing sides scored an aggregate of 5 while The Hornets got themselves 4. Let’s see whether or not that trend will be continued on here.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Watford:
- haven't lost in the league to Blackburn Rovers in their last 3 matches.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 2 league matches at home.
After a loss in their previous game against Nottingham Forest in Championship action, Blackburn Rovers and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers had 60% possession and 6 attempts at goal with 2 on target. Nottingham Forest had 15 shots on goal with 4 on target. Joe Lolley (90') was the scorer for Nottingham Forest.
A tendency of at least one team not scoring a goal in games involving Blackburn Rovers has been noticeable of late. Looking at their last six games shows that this has occurred 5 times. During these clashes, their opponents have hit a goal total of 5 and Rovers have scored 11.
Ahead of this clash, Blackburn Rovers have not registered a win against Watford in games played away from home for the previous 4 league matches. Not good.
Head to head
Checking out their prior head to head meetings going back to 27/10/2012, it’s been all-even between these two clubs with Watford winning 2 of those games, Blackburn Rovers 2 and 2 being draws in normal time.
A sum of 17 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 10 of them for The Hornets and 7 coming from Rovers. That is an average goals per game value of 2.83.
Team News: Watford
Nearly everyone is up for selection, with just the lone fitness concern for the Watford boss Vladimir Ivić to contend with from of an almost fully healthy group. Nathaniel Chalobah (Corona virus) will miss out.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Thanks to a mainly healthy group, there’s only the one fitness worry for the Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray to contend with. Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) misses out for this game.
Blackburn Rovers should get enough chances to find the net against this Watford lineup, but that possibly won’t quite be enough to prevent defeat.
Our tip is for a narrow 2-1 victory for Watford at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Vicarage Road Stadium (21,577)
Captain: Troy Deeney
Chairman: Scott Duxbury
Manager: Vladimir Ivić
Competitions: Championship position 7
⭐ Key Player: João Pedro
Generally deployed in the Striker position, João Pedro was born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil. Having played his first senior match for Fluminense in the 2019 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 2 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in 5 appearances.