Blackburn Rovers vs Derby County
English League Championship
Date: Tuesday, 28th February 2017
Kick off at 19:45 UK / 20:45 CET
Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn.
Three points are at stake for Blackburn and Derby when they face-off on Tuesday, but for two different reasons.
The Rovers are occupying the 23rd position in the league table and there is a 4-point gap developed outside the relegation zone after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Burton last weekend. Also, their win-less run is extended to three matches and they managed only one win in their last 7 matches.
Blackburn won their last match at Ewood Park on 4th February, on a 2-1 margin against QPR. Their home form coming into this match is moderate as they picked up 2 wins and a draw in the last four. One of those wins were against the title hopefuls Newcastle United.
Derby County are a long way off the play-off zone, which is all down to their terrible form in the month of February. They lost away at Aston Villa on the weekend by a 1-0 margin, stretching their win-less run to 5 matches. They are 11th in the table and the play-off zone is 10 points away.
Away from home, Derby lost in 4 of their last five matches. Meanwhile a win came away at Ipswich. Also, they failed to score in those losses.
Blackburn vs Derby County: Head-to-head stats
Blackburn ended their 6-match win-less run against Derby with a 2-1 away win when the team met at the IPro stadium earlier this season. Derby had 3 wins and 3 draws in the previous 6.
At home, the Rovers are without a win in their last three with 2 draws and a loss.
Blackburn vs Derby County: Prediction
These two teams are going through a difficult patch lately. But Blackburn are slightly better as they have picked up some valuable points from home games lately. Meanwhile, Derby are a side with low confidence following their prolonged run without a win. My main pick for this match will be to back Blackburn to not lose the match.
Blackburn vs Derby County: Bet Tips
First Half Draw at 12/11 (2.05)
Full-Time – Blackburn or Draw at 5/9 (1.56).