Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers
England – League Cup
Date: Tuesday, 15 September 2020
Kick-off at 19:30 UK/ 20:30 CET
Venue: St. James Park.
The Magpies have begun their Premier League campaign on a positive note, after their 0-2 win on the road against West Ham. This confidence will surely carry over to the EFL Cup, considering that they are at home, as well as are taking on a team from the lower divisions.
In fact, not only are the Riversiders from the Championship, but they are also away from home, and have lost their opener in the league against Bournemouth – that too after conceding three goals.
Suffice it to say that Newcastle are the favorites to secure the win this Tuesday.
Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met on the pitch was in 2019, in the FA Cup. Then, the Magpies won 2-4 on the road.
- It’s been three years since they have lost against this opponent.
- They have scored two or more goals in five of the former eight clashes.
- In the past ten years, only once have they lost at this stadium.
Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers: Prediction
Tony Mowbray’s men had defeated Doncaster in the previous round of the competition, with a 3-2 scorecard at home. Meanwhile, Bruce’s men are opening their EFL campaign in this round as they have received a bye.
By the looks of things, the Magpies have the upper hand this Tuesday. First of all, they are from the Premier League – quite probably the best and toughest competition in the world.
They are locking horns with some of the best teams in Europe on a weekly basis, and are much more experienced and exposed. They are far better in terms of talent, budget and facilities – compared to the Riversiders, a second-division club.
On top of that, the game takes place at the St. James Park, the home of Bruce’s men, and finally, they also do have a great h2h record against this opponent.
By all means, expect Newcastle to dominate proceedings this Tuesday.
Newcastle United vs Blackburn Rovers: Betting Tips
Newcastle United to Win @ 1.90 (9/10)
To Score in Second Half: Newcastle United @ 1.50 (1/2).