West Brom (@1.8) vs Blackburn (@4.33)
31-08-2019

Our Prediction:

West Brom will win

West Brom – Blackburn Match Prediction | 31-08-2019 10:00

Goals look likely between these two based on their poor records on the road and high BTTS percentages of late, so we are going with both teams to score as our pick for this clash. The pair played out a 1-1 draw at this ground, which could well be repeated judging by how the Baggies are playing at home so far. Both meetings between these two last season finished with both teams finding the back of the net. We are also backing a 1-1 final score, with West Brom seeing that scoreline in three of their last five games.

Will we get another high scoring clash when Blackburn head to West Brom this weekend? Four of the last six meetings between these two have seen both teams find the back of the net, while these two have each made open starts to the new campaign. Its easy to see defensive concerns for Tony Mowbray, while his former side have lost Craig Dawson, and thats left them vulnerable. Ahead of Saturdays meeting at the Hawthorns, goals appear likely.

Goal Timings

They kick off 2019 with this visit to Ewood Park, but can they add to Blackburns problems? The Baggies are making this trip at the perfect time, as they meet an out of shape side. They have closed the gap on Norwich to just two points after a point against Sheffield Wednesday last time out, making this clash a key one. West Brom have kept their promotion ambitions chugging along, despite dropping two points last weekend.

Speaking of goals Bradley Dack is showing up well in the shots on target data and has yet to get a goal and he looks worth a small interest here. A better angle of attack is backing the goals to come later in the game as both sides have seen around two-thirds of the goals scored this season coming after the break so take the second-half to be the highest scoring.

Theyve now failed to win four of their last five games, so could Blackburn capitalise on that this weekend? While thats not usually the kind of game the Baggies would be expected to win, their poor form at home has put pressure on them to get results on the road. The weekend brought another setback for West Brom, as they drew 1-1 at Derby.

West Brom vs Blackburn Head-to-Head

WBA recorded three wins in previous four league fixtures, but that did not help them overtake Norwich City in second place in the standings. Blackburn Rovers will be looking to put an end to their three-game losing run in the Championship when they host WBA at their Ewood Park. The Ewood Park outfit aim to get back on course, but they will have a big fish to fry in Tuesdays football game. The Riversiders have been struggling at the back of late, with the team slipping down the standings week by week. Anyhow, both Blackburn and WBA are likely to adopt an attack-minded approach in Tuesdays football game and we predict that both sides are going to find the net in the first match of the year. The Baggies, on the other hand, are eyeing automatic promotion to the Premier League.

Will they turn things around as Tony Mowbray faces off with his former side? They have hit a losing streak, which has ended any hope they had of gatecrashing the play-offs. Blackburn had less joy against Steel City opposition than West Brom, after Saturdays 3-0 thrashing at the hands of Sheffield United. Theyve fallen down to 15th place in the Championship, after showing some early form following their promotion.

West Brom are in a similar boat, given that 84% of their home clashes last term saw both teams score. With only Fulham keeping out Blackburn away in the Championship in 2019, we expect some joy for Rovers. All six of their games since he took charge have seen both teams score, with 11 of their previous 13 league games finishing without a clean sheet for either side. They were far too open at the back, while Slaven Bilic has done little to change their fortunes so far.

West Brom vs Blackburn Match Prediction

Teams top scorer Dwight Gayle suffered an injury on Boxing Day, while his fellow forward Jay Rodriguez was sent off for the first time in his career in Saturdays 1-1 home draw to Sheffiield Wednesday. West Broms attacking line will be crippled without teams main stars on Tuesday afternoon when they travel to Lancashire to take on strugglers Blackburn Rovers.

The weekend brought another setback for West Brom, as they drew 1-1 at Derby. Theyve now failed to win four of their last five games, so could Blackburn capitalise on that this weekend? While thats not usually the kind of game the Baggies would be expected to win, their poor form at home has put pressure on them to get results on the road.

However, seeing that the Ewood Park outfit are not regarded as good travelers, we do not believe that they are going to prevent WBA attackers from scoring this time out. The Riversiders have been impressive at the back of late and we are positive that they are going to rely on their rock-solid defence in Saturdays football match. Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to keep their fourth consecutive clean sheet in the Championship when they take on WBA at the Hawthorns on Matchday 6.

West Brom vs Blackburn Match Info

Rovers have managed to win three of their last five away games in the league, while they have kept only two clean sheets on the road in 2019. They head into this clash fresh from a season which saw both teams score in 78% of their away trips, so we can see this clash being open. Rovers have issues of their own, which has left them in the bottom half of the table after five games.