Blackburn Rovers vs AFC Bournemouth
England – Championship
Date: Monday, 5 April 2021
Kick-off at 14:00 UK/ 15:00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park.
The Cherries are placed seventh in the table at the moment, and are trailing by a single point below the sixth-placed Reading. Note that a top-six finish is mandatory to qualify to the playoffs, and as such Jonathan Woodgate’s men have made it a priority.
The fact that they have a game in hand is definitely a plus point, especially with just seven match-days remaining in the season. Moreover, Reading have not been in the best of forms as well lately.
Likely, morale is high at the Cherries’ camp, as they have the sixth spot in sights. And as a cherry on top, they are pitted against one of the worst teams in the competition at present – the Riversiders.
In fact, along with Preston, Tony Mowbray’s men are the only ones to stay winless in the past five match-days in the league. Moreover, they have no chance of making it to the playoffs, and they have a comfortable lead over the relegation cut-off as well.
As such, they are under no pressure to perform. On top of that, they also have an inferior h2h record against this foe over the years.
By the looks of things, expect Bournemouth to have the edge this Monday.
Blackburn vs Bournemouth: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse encounter had ended in a 3-2 win for the Cherries.
- They are on an unbeaten run since 2014.
- They had scored three or more goals in the last two clashes.
- Not once have the hosts kept a clean sheet at this venue since 1990.
Blackburn vs Bournemouth Prediction
The Riversiders lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against the worst team in the competition, Wycombe. In the meantime, Woodgate’s men registered a 3-1 win at home the past game week, against Middlesbrough.
Going on, Mowbray’s men are on a five-fixture winless run, and they had remained so in 12 of their previous 13 overall games. Note that they have also won just once at home since mid-December.
On the other hand, their counterparts were unbeaten in nine of their last thirteen overall fixtures, and they had scored two or more goals in three of their last four games. They have also lost just once on the road since January.
Most importantly, the Cherries have an impressive h2h record against this foe over the years, and have scored in plenty in the process as well.
Considering these stats, expect Bournemouth to post three points on the board this Monday, and that too in style.
Blackburn vs Bournemouth: Betting Tips
Bournemouth to Win @ 2.20 (6/5)
Over 1.5 Team Goals by Bournemouth @ 2.00 (1/1).