Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers
England – Championship
Date: Saturday, 30 November 2019
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (Stoke on Trent).
Blackburn are surely the better team as per league standings. But we need to consider how they perform well at home, while dropping their levels in away games.
On the other hand, Stoke may be placed second to last in the table at the moment, but they are going through a recent rise in performances. Likely, we are about to witness a good game from the hosts, Stoke.
Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers Head-to-head (h2h)
- The last time these two met, which was just six months before, Stoke won on the road, 0-1.
- Seven of the last nine wins went to this same Stoke as well.
- Five of the former six clashes saw both teams scoring goals.
- Since 2008, Blackburn have recorded a total of one league win.
- Disregarding a single game, Stoke holds a 100% winning record at home since 2009.
Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers Prediction
Stoke locked horns with Cardiff, the previous game week on the road. The away handicap was a bit too much to handle for the team and expectedly lost. However, it deserves mention that they limited the loss to just a 1-0 scoreline.
Blackburn in the meantime had hosted Brentford the past match-day. The match went relatively without incident, and the difference between the teams proved to be the sole goal scored by the hosts in the 11th minute.
Regarding the result this weekend, take into consideration the struggles Blackburn have experienced on the road. They have lost their last four trips, and have secured a total of two wins away from home this season. In addition, the team conceded twice or more in six of their previous seven match-ups on the road.
Moreover, the team has remained winless in seven of their former ten overall matches, and in ten of their last fifteen.
Opponents Stoke meanwhile seems to be comparatively better at the moment. Sure, their overall record for the season looks unimpressive, but in recent weeks, they have played well. In fact, if not for their loss against toppers West Brom, the team would have been on a two-game winning run in front of the home crowd.
Most importantly, Stoke have lost just one league encounter against this opponent since 2008, and at home, they hold a 100% winning record against Blackburn disregarding one meeting.
As such, anticipate Stoke to be the better team on the pitch this weekend. A handicap bet on them looks promising to bring returns.
Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tips
Stoke 0, +0.5 Asian Handicap @ 1.50 (1/2)
To Win Either Half: Stoke @ 1.60 (3/5).