Blackburn vs Stoke
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 26 February 2020
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).
Blackburn are chasing a spot in the playoffs, have the home advantage, and are in ominous form. On the other hand, Stoke are a relegation-battler, are on the road, and have been absolutely dismal in away fixtures. By all means, expect a dominating win from the hosts, Blackburn.
Blackburn vs Stoke Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 1-2 win for Blackburn, on the road.
- The team had also won three of the past four games.
- Stoke conceded two or more goals in three of the last four clashes.
- In the past eight years, only once have Stoke won against this opponent.
Blackburn vs Stoke Match Preview
Blackburn secured a 2-2 draw on the road the last match-day, against Brentford. Keep note that the latter are a huge playoff contender.
Despite the dropped two points, the dedication by the players to go after the top-tier team shows just how Blackburn have prioritized an entry into the playoffs.
At present, they are just one spot, or five points away from a top-six position – which would afford them a ticket to the post-season proceedings.
In the meantime, Stoke recorded a 2-0 win at home over Cardiff. In spite of the win, and the three points, the fact that it had come at home raises some questions. Stoke have been a failure on the road this season, and with the season about to enter its climatic stages, the team just cannot keep on with this trend.
At present, they are hanging above the relegation line with a cushion of just three points, and do note that the teams in the relegation zone have started to perform.
Blackburn vs Stoke Prediction
Blackburn are a top-tier team, in pursuit of a place in the playoffs. On top of that, they have the home advantage as well. On the other hand, Stoke are running scared from relegation, and they have to deal with the fact that they will be on the road this Wednesday.
In addition, Blackburn were unbeaten in seven of their last eight match-ups, and were so in 15 of their prior 19 games as well. At home, they remained invincible in 17 of their preceding 20 appearances.
On the other hand, Stoke had lost three of their former five overall games, and were defeated in 13 of their preceding 20 road trips. Furthermore, they had also lost the reverse fixture, that too at their home.
Finally, in the last eight years, only once have Stoke recorded a win against this opponent, and Blackburn had scored a total of nine goals from the last four h2h battles.
Considering all these observations, it’s predicted that the hosts Blackburn should deliver a massive win this Wednesday.
Blackburn vs Stoke Betting Tips
Blackburn to Win @ 2.25 (5/4)
Half Time/ Full Time: Blackburn/ Blackburn @ 4.00 (3/1).