Blackburn vs Newcastle United: Preview and Prediction

Blackburn vs Newcastle United: Preview, Prediction and Betting Tips-2nd January 2017

Blackburn vs Newcastle United
EFL Championship
Date: 2nd January 2017, Monday.
Kick-off: 15:00 UK
Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn.

Blackburn Rovers have a hard task at hand as the new calendar year begins, they will be hosting Newcastle United at Ewood Park.

Blackburn were very poor in December, they were winless throughout their fixtures with 4 defeats and 2 draws. They are sitting 22nd in the Championship table with 21 points, 3 points behind Cardiff City outside of the zone. They will need more than a miracle to win this one despite playing at home.

Meanwhile, Newcastle had a delightful December as they went back top of the Championship table with 52 points. They were victorious in 4 of their last 5 games and lost once taking 12 points from a possible 15. They will need a win in this one to maintain their lead in the table and keep focus on their promotion ambition.

Blackburn vs Newcastle United: Head to Head Statistics

  • The two teams have met 101 tines in the past, 50 of the meetings has been at Ewood Park.
  • Blackburn have won 43 of their previous meetings, they have drawn 19 and lost 39 to Newcastle United.
  • The last 28 of their meetings at Ewood Park have been won by Blackburn; and 12 games were drawn with Newcastle United winning in 10.
  • The reverse of this game in November was won by Blackburn as the game ended 0-1 in favor of Blackburn Rovers.

Blackburn vs Newcastle United: Prediction

The two teams are classes apart, Newcastle are a top table team while Blackburn are a relegation zone team.

Judging by the current form of the two teams, Newcastle are huge favorites for this fixture. Also Newcastle have the best offense in the league having scored 48 goals while Blackburn have the 2nd worst defense having conceded 40 goals.

We expect a huge win from Newcastle scoring at least 2 goals in the game.

Blackburn vs Newcastle United: Bet Tips

Newcastle to win at 1.62
Over 2.5 goals at 1.83