Blackburn vs Watford
England – Championship
Date: Wednesday, 24 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ewood Park.
The Hornets are one of the best teams in the competition, and are placed third in the table at the moment. They need a surplus of just one point to get to the second spot – which would allow them to get promoted to the top flight directly.
They also do have a lead of 11 points over the seventh-placed Cardiff, and this acts as a safety buffer, as the squads placed third to sixth will advance to the playoffs.
Xisco Munoz’s men need to make sure that they finish in one of these spots at the least. They were relegated from the Premier League the last season, and all through this campaign, they have been dead-set on getting back to where they came from. And so far, they have done justice to their objective.
This Wednesday, they are pitted against one of the worst teams in the competition at present. The Rovers are on a long losing run, and are conceding goals in plenty. Moreover, they also have a worrying h2h record against this rival over the years.
By the looks of things, expect Watford to have the upper hand this Wednesday.
Blackburn vs Watford: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The Hornets recorded a 3-1 win in the reverse fixture.
- They are unbeaten in the past eight-year period.
- They have scored two or more goals in four of the preceding six match-ups.
- The latest clash had ended in a 2-2 draw.
Blackburn vs Watford Prediction
Tony Mowbray’s men lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against Nottingham Forest. In the meantime, Munoz’s men won 2-1 at home the past game week, against Derby.
Going on, the Rovers are on a four-game losing run, and they were winless in 12 of their past 16 fixtures. Note that they have also won just once at home since mid-December.
On the other hand, their counterparts are on a three-fixture winning run, and they remained unbeaten in eight of their past nine games. They are also on a four-match unbeaten streak on the road, and kept clean sheets in the previous three such fixtures.
On top of that, the Hornets also have a superior h2h record against this rival over the years, and have scored in plenty in the process.
Taking into account these observations, expect a Watford win this Wednesday at the Ewood Park.
Blackburn vs Watford: Betting Tips
Draw No Bet: Watford @ 1.75 (3/4)
Watford to Win Either Half @ 1.80 (4/5).