Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 6th April 2019
Kick-off at 15.00 UK/ 16.00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).
Both these teams will be relaxed, as their respective league standings put them safely away from the relegation dogfight, and away from the pressure to chase after the playoffs. The perfect middle ground. As such, complacency has crept up within their ranks, but no one can really fault them though.
The rest of the seven match-days will, in all probability, be used to try out new tactics, and to give ample minutes to newcomers as well as academy products.
Goals have seen a sudden decline in either of the team’s cases and especially for Stoke. They are already notorious for being hard to score against. Blackburn does have the home advantage, but then again, they lost eight of their last ten games, and three of the last four at home.
Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Head-to-head (h2h)
- Six of the last eight wins belong to Stoke.
- The last three league games at this venue saw the hosts returning just a single goal.
- Stoke is unbeaten in league encounters at this stadium for more than ten years.
- Stoke has a scoring streak going on for the last eight meetings.
Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Prediction
Stoke is unbeaten in their last eight matches, and in 13 of their last 16 on the road. They are also unvarnished at this venue in league ties since 2008.
On the other hand, Blackburn lost eight of their last ten match-ups, and three of the last four at home.
On top of that, Blackburn has conceded just two goals fewer than the dead-last Ipswich, while Stoke has conceded even fewer than the current league-topper. Expect Stoke to avoid a loss this weekend.
Building on, Stoke is one of the best defensive teams in the league. They have kept clean sheets in their last five matches in a row and conceded a total of just two goals in their last eight. The team also managed to concede just one goal in their last four road trips.
Coupled this to Blackburn’s current struggles, expect the visitors to keep a clean sheet for at least the first half.
Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Betting Tips
Double Chance: Stoke or Draw @ 1.50 (1/2)
Stoke to Keep a Clean Sheet in the First Half @ 1.60 (3/5).