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Do a Leicester – Premier League History

Cyril's Betting Advice

It’s been a very long time since there was an intruder into the Premiership who might just take the title.
The Premiership has generally been a carve-up mainly concerning Man. Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea. Although, of late, Man. City have shown more than a passing interest.
The only other team to earn a mention in the leagues history is Blackburn Rovers who did a “Leicester” in 1994/95 season when they astounded everyone, except their manager, Kenny Dalglish, when they took the top spot.

Going back in time and including the old Football League there was hardly ever an upset. e.g. a team from the bottom half of the previous season’s league table winning the title.
Those that do stand out are very few indeed. For me there are only two which are memorable.
In the old Football League in 1960/61 Ipswich Town were promoted as Division 2 Champions. They then did the unthinkable and won the First Division Title at the first attempt. This gave them entry into the European Cup in which they won their first tie 14 – 1 on aggregate versus Maltese side Floriana. They were then seen off by A.C. Milan.
Their glory days in the First Division didn’t last for too long either. They finished their second season in the top division just four points above the relegated sides.
The following season saw them relegated as wooden spoonists.

The next interlopers of note, were Blackburn Rovers.
They found themselves in the newly formed Premier League having won via the “play-offs”. By this time they had a new chairman, Jack Walker who had installed Kenny Dalglish as manager.
They had been quietly plied their trade in the new Premier League. Finishing fourth in the inaugural season 13 points behind champions Man. Utd. The following season again ended in Man. Utd being crowned Champions and just 8 points behind in second place was Blackburn Rovers.
The 1994/95 season saw them finish ahead of Man. Utd, depriving them of a third successive title by 0ne point.
From this high position they soon found themselves floundering finishing 7th, 13th and then 6th, before being relegated (19th) in the 1998/99 season.
They returned to the Premiership for the 2001/02 season after finishing seccond behind Fulham. The 2002/03 season saw their best position (6th) during their eleven year spell before once more being relegated. Apart from that one season their form was never realy more than moderate.

Man. Ciry were promoted from the First Division at the end of 2001/02 season. However they didn’t make too much of an impact until the 2009/10 season whenthey finished 5th. Thereafter they didn’t act like intruders as they finished third the following season and then finished as Premiership Champions 2011/12. This was folloewd by another second place and then they won their second Premiership title in 2013/14. Last season they again slipped to second place. So now we cannot really call them intruders.

With all the money now floating around the Premiership clubs it remains to be seen whether any other non-fashionable sides make any kind of breakthrough.
The likes of Arsenal cannot be ruled out, of course, but will we see a resurgent Tottenham hotspurs or Liverpool make their presence felt in the coming seasons?
Man. utd must always be considered too but only time will tell what damage has been done to them since Ferguson left them pretty much high and dry.


Blackburn v Liverpool Predictions & Betting Odds 8th April 2015

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Blackburn v Liverpool FA Cup Betting Preview

Can the Championship claim themselves another Premier League scalp in this season’s FA Cup? This would be the biggest, and with Liverpool losing crucial games in the top flight, which has all but seen their hopes of a top four finish go, can Rovers heap more misery on them? Or can Liverpool respond to their troubles by taking one step closer to some silverware this season?

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Blackburn v Liverpool Betting Tips

The Reds have certainly suffered some setbacks lately. Crucial losses in the top flight against Manchester United and Arsenal have seen them in danger of finishing the season short of a Champions League place. So high importance on getting the job done now against Blackburn so that they can at least try and finish the season on a high with some silverware. History suggests that they will do it as they have progressed from three of their last four FA Cup ties against Blackburn Rovers (1979, 1983 and 1991). Not only that, in 15 of the last 16 occasions that the Reds have been in the FA Cup quarter final, they have made it through to the final four, so the stats are on their side.

Daniel Sturridge has netted 10 goals in his last 13 FA Cup starts and is running as a 5/6 quote in the anytime goalscorer market. They need to be far sharper than they were at Anfield against Rovers, as Liverpool only managed to get four of their 22 efforts at goal in that game on target. Liverpool have already come through three away games in this season’s FA Cup and all of those victories were by a 2-1 scoreline, an option you can back in the Bet365 Correct score market for a price of 7/1. May not be a bad punt at all. The question here simply, is whether or not Liverpool can shake off their setbacks and get dialled in for the for trip to Ewood Park?

Blackburn have been putting together some patchy form with a W3 D1 L2 record in their last six played. Worryingly perhaps is the fact that they have lost their last two home fixtures, both by a one goal margin. Rovers have already seen off Swansea and Stoke at Ewood Park by convincing scorelines this season and they were victorious on their last FA Cup tie in 2000, prior to this sixth round tie. However, both of the previous replays between Blackburn and Liverpool in the FA Cup have gone the way of the Merseysiders (Round 3 in 1950 and 1991). Blackburn have been eliminated in each of their last three replays at this stage of the competition (1962, 1993, 2013) too. Gary Bowyer’s men have conceded exactly one goal in their last four FA Cup games at Ewood Park as well.

Blackburn v Liverpool Betting Odds

Liverpool 4/6, Draw 3/1, Blackburn 3/1

Blackburn v Liverpool Predictions

The weight of history is leaning on the side of Liverpool to come through the replay. They have suffered some setbacks but they only conceded one shot on target against Rovers at Anfield, and some clinical finishing would have seen them win that first encounter with ease. The Reds should have enough to get through but look for both teams to score in the match.

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Liverpool v Blackburn FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds 8th March 2015

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Liverpool v Blackburn Betting Preview

With the rest of the FA Cup quarter final ties this season looking really tight, punters will be eyeing up Liverpool as a banker on the weekend. The Reds are heavy odds on favourites to put themselves in the semi finals of the competition. Even though Blackburn have seen off two Premier League opponents already in this season’s Cup, is it too big of an ask for them to topple the Reds at Anfield?

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Liverpool v Blackburn Betting Tips

So this looks the most clear cut tie of this weekend’s FA Cup quarter finals. Off the bat though, it may be worth leaning towards both teams to score which is a price of even money at online betting site Paddy Power, because Liverpool have only managed to keep three clean sheets in their last 20 FA Cup games. Liverpool and Blackburn have faced off nine times before in the FA Cup and the head to head is pretty tight, with Rovers progressing on four occasions against Liverpool’s five. However, Liverpool have a huge positive stat in FA Cup quarter final ties, because they have made it through on 15 of the last 16 occasions that they have been at this stage.

The Reds have netted exactly two goals in each of their last wins in the FA Cup (six 2-1s and two 2-0s) so they should have the goal in them. Daniel Sturridge is a 4/5 favourite quote in the anytime goalscorer market, and the England man has scored 10 goals in his last 12 FA Cup starts. That’s some return. Raheem Sterling, Rickie Lambert and Mario Balotelli are all even money quotes, while a 7/4 flutter on Steven Gerrard will see you backing a man who has scored four goals in six starts against Rovers during his long career. Liverpool are playing well at the moment and have form. They have only lost one of their last 21 games played in all competitions, and they have won six of the last seven. They have won their last five games at Anfield in a row.

Liverpool’s form is going to be tough for Blackburn to get past. They have claimed Premier League scalps of Stoke and Swansea in making it the final eight, but aren’t in red hot form. Since beating Stoke at Ewood Park, they have only won one of their five matches since then (W1 D3 L1) and they look a better home side than they do on the road. Blackburn have won just two of their last fifteen away games in all competitions (W2 D7 L5) and they haven’t managed to record a victory from any of their last eleven trips to Anfield (D4 L7) since their last victory in January 2000. That incidentally was the last time they met in the FA Cup. Rudy Gestede and Jordan Rhodes are both 4/1 quotes in the anytime goalscorer market.

Liverpool v Blackburn Betting Odds

Liverpool 3/10, Draw 5/1, Blackburn 10/1

Liverpool v Blackburn Predictions

The Reds should be comfortable winners in this one. They have tremendous form going at the moment and are playing some good football. They are strong at home and they are going to take some stopping. Blackburn are unlikely to have enough, especially away from Ewood Park, but worth having a crack at both teams to score.

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Blackburn v Stoke FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds 14th February 2015

Bojan Krkic (Stoke City)

Blackburn v Stoke Betting Preview

Not the easiest of ties for Premier League outfit Stoke to have to deal with. They will already have seen Blackburn knockout top flight opposition in Swansea, and Rovers are in good form at Ewood Park. But the Potters are carrying some decent form of their own at the moment, proving to be a hard side to beat for most opponents they come into contact with.

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Blackburn v Stoke Betting Tips

Blackburn came through their fourth round FA Cup test by beating Swansea 3-1. Maybe they were helped out with the Premier League outfit going down to ten men for most of the game, but maybe they would have dug out a win regardless. Gary Bowyer’s men are no pushover at Ewood Park and they don’t mind scraping out narrow wins. Remind you of anyone? Yes, that is why this duel with Stoke could produce a long arduous afternoon. Rovers have won their last three home matches now, even though they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last four at Ewood Park. Both Teams To Score in this FA Cup scrap is an 8/11 option with online bookmaker Bet365.

Rovers have recorded W3 D1 L2 form in their last six in all competitions, and the two losses happened outside of Ewood Park. Even though only put in a subs appearance against Swansea, Jordan Rhodes is a huge positive for them and he is a 2/1 quote in the anytime goalscorer market along with teammate Rudy Gestede, who did net in the win over the Swans. The thing which may be suggest to punters that they won’t claim another top flight scalp in this season’s competition, is their head to head form against Stoke, which isn’t good, in fact Rovers are on a seven match winless streak against the Potters.

Stoke have avoided defeat in their last three visits to Ewood Park and have posted four clean sheets in their current seven match unbeaten streak against Rovers. The last time the two came together was back in the 2011/12 Premier League, where both teams scored in each match. It all paints a picture of things being very tight and Stoke coming away with a one goal margin win, which is a reasonable 3/1 punt. The Potters won at Rochdale 4-1 in the previous round and they carrying some good overall form at the moment.

The only losses that Stoke have suffered in their last ten games were league matches against Arsenal and Man City. No real shame in that, and that does suggest that they will be strong enough to handle a trip to Ewood Park. Peter Crouch is in form, and has scored a goal in each of his last two games, while Jonathan Walters hit four goals in two games recently. Crouch is a 2/1 anytime goalscorer option, with Walters a 9/4 shot. The Potters have lost just one of their last five away games in all competitions, should be enough to see them safe.

Blackburn v Stoke Betting Odds

Stoke 6/4, Blackburn 2/1, Draw 12/5

Blackburn v Stoke Predictions

Blackburn aren’t the most consistent of sides, and even though they produced that good win over Swansea, you have to take into consideration that it was against ten men. Stoke are resilient enough to squeeze through the tie and hit the quarter finals.

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Blackburn v Swansea FA Cup Predictions & Betting Odds 24th January 2015

Lukasz Fabianski (Swansea)

Blackburn v Swansea FA Cup Betting Preview

Premier League vs Championship and both teams are in identical form. Which way is this one going to swing? The Swans really have to dig deep in a tricky trip to Ewood Park after their hammering in the Premier League last weekend. Can Blackburn’s good home form see them claim a big scalp?

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Blackburn v Swansea FA Cup Betting Tips

Punters may see some value in backing the underdog in this one. Blackburn have lost just two of their last 19 FA Cup home matches at Ewood Park (W13 D4 L2) so have a bit of merit in the match outright here. The last time that they did host the Swans, they took a win as well, which wa in the 2011/12 Premier League season. Rovers have put up a W2 D2 L2 record in their last six played in all competitions, which is exactly the same record that Swansea have put up in their last six. Can’t get much more evenly match than that.

Rovers aren’t a prolific goalscoring side by any stretch of the imagination, but solid enough. They have actually scored four goals in each of their last two home games against Swansea. Highly unlikely that they will get near that mark, but they do have Jordan Rhodes, who is in good form and well worth backing in the anytime goalscorer market at online bookmaker Bet365. What backs up Blackburn even more is the fact that the Swans have shipped 13 goals in their last five matches. There is a decent chance for the Championship side here.

Swansea were pummeled by Chelsea in the English top flight of course last season, and they have gone nine FA Cup matches without a clean sheet. They just look a little bit vulnerable in this one. Positives for them though is that they have won five of their last six FA Cup ties against lower league opposition, and they have won three of their last four on the road. You don’t see a lot of goals flying around in their trip to Ewood Park on Saturday and while Garry Monk’s men are favourites, they are likely to be pushed very hard.

Blackburn v Swansea Betting Odds

Swansea 11/8, Blackburn 2/1, Draw 5/2

Blackburn v Swansea Predictions

This is a tempter to have a crack at the underdog. Neither are in great form, but Blackburn’s Jordan Rhodes could be the one to make the difference in the game, as he takes on Swansea’s pretty fragile looking back line at the moment. Not an easy looking afternoon for the Premier League outfit, and worth a punt on a Blackburn Draw No Bet for 6/5 at Bet365.

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Blackburn v Cardiff Predictions & Betting Odds 8th August 2014

Paul Robinson (Blackburn)

Blackburn v Cardiff Betting Preview

The big Championship kick off is here, as the first ball of the new season is kicked in anger at Ewood Park on Friday night. Blackburn missed out on the play offs last season in the Championship by just a couple of points, while Cardiff suffered relegation from the top flight. Who will get off to a strong start?

Blackburn v Cardiff Betting Tips

Rovers will be keen to turn around some poor form against the Bluebirds, as they have lost their last two league matches against Cardiff, having shipped seven goals in those two games too. Blackburn will be keen to get Jordan Rhodes up and running again from the outset, and he is priced up as an even money shot in the anytime goalscorer market at Boylepsorts. He was the first player for Blackburn since Alan Shearer to land back to back 20+ league goals in a single season with 27 and 25 in his two respective seasons so far at Ewood Park. A big feature of Blackburn’s season last term was high scoring games. They scored a lot and shipped a lot as well.

So it is worth looking over 2.5 goals for this one and Rovers have only managed just the one clean sheet in their last 11 opening matches to a new season. Just three of those last eleven have been won incidentally. Both Teams To Score should be a good option too, as both teams have gotten on the scoresheet in each of the last four meetings between them at Ewood Park. Blackburn have lost just one of the last five at home against Cardiff, winning three.

Cardiff have been solid on the opening day of new season in the second tier of English football, unbeaten in their last five, winning four. Another stat which is likely to push this game over 2.5 goals, is the fact that the Bluebirds have conceded in each of their last 13 trips to Blackburn, winning just three of matches. Last season in the Premier League, Cardiff struggled badly to score from open play and this could be a tough introduction back to life in the Championship. Adam Le Fondre at 2/1 is their shortest priced option in the anytime goalscorer market.

Blackburn v Cardiff Betting Odds

Blackburn 7/5, Cardiff 19/10, Draw 9/4

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Blackburn v Cardiff Predictions

Blackburn showed that they could muscle their way past teams last season, and were always a danger in the air. Cardiff haven’t added to their squad from last season apart from Javi Guerra on a freebie. There should be goals in this one and would back the home side, at decent value too, to get an opening three points on the board.

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Arsenal v Blackburn FA Cup Betting Odds, Preview and Predictions

Giroud - Walcott (Arsenal)

Arsenal v Blackburn Betting Preview
There is a bit of a chance that this could again be a Premier League fixture next season. Blackburn are on the fringes of the playoffs in the Championship and will try and grab their opportunity to claim a big cup scalp in this FA Cup 5th Round match. Arsenal have found themselves in a bit of form again though and will go as favourites at the Emirates to move ahead to the sixth round.

Arsenal v Blackburn Betting Odds at online bookmaker Paddy Power
Arsenal 2/7, Draw 9/2, Blackburn 10/1

Arsenal v Blackburn Recommended Bet:
One of the things that could influence this tie is the fact that Arsenal have a massive Tuesday night encounter against Bayern Munich in the Champions League. So that will naturally have a bearing on the quality of side that Arsene Wenger will put out for this fixture. So it may well be an understrength Arsenal that takes on Blackburn. This realistically is the last chance for silverware on the season for the Gunners and they won’t want to throw it away. So will an understrength Arsenal have too much for Blackburn? The Gunners have rediscovered a bit of confidence in their game although five of their last seven wins have all been by a single goal and they are lacking a little bit of cohesive fire power. Still, their current form against Blackburn has been pretty good, the last time they met back in February of 2012 in the Premier League, Arsenal hit a massive 7-1 win.

The Gunners have won four of the last five home games against Blackburn, and are undefeated in that run. Perhaps more significant is the amount of goals they have scored around Rovers, banging in 19 in those five matches, having conceded just three. So heavy favouritism for the Premier League side in this one. Arsene Wenger sent out an under strength side at Brighton in the last round and just about squeezed through with a 3-2 win. So it really may be worth looking at Arsenal to just win by a one goal margin. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last five games in all competitions and should have enough in the tank. It has to be said though that Blackburn are improving. Slowly but surely they have gotten themselves closer to the play off picture in the Championship, having lost just one of their last eight in the second tier.

Rovers took a comfortable 3-0 win at Pride Park to beat Derby and set up the clash with Arsenal. With their recent upward swing in form, they will probably be in good enough spirits to take on this challenge, as heavy as underdogs that they will be in the match. They are unbeaten in their last three away games in the league, but they have been playing a whole bunch of home games. So it may be that they will aim to hang on for a replay here and take their chances back at Ewood Park. That is what they did in the 2006/07 FA Cup, they took a 0-0 draw at the Emirates and then won 1-0 back on home turf. Boss Michael Appleton will probably have higher priorities in getting Rovers back to the Premier League than this. With them taking just three away wins all season in the Championship, the chances of winning this are slim. But that having been said, they have drawn nine of their sixteen away matches this season in the league, could they pinch a draw against an under strength Arsenal?

Arsenal probably won’t field a full strength side and Blackburn are an improving side. Still, you would probably be backing the Premier League outfit in this one. With Arsenal’s recent tendencies to win by a single goal, it could be worth riding that for a price of 3/1 at online bookmaker Paddy Power.

Arsenal LWWDWW, Blackburn LDWWWD

Stat Attack
Five of the last seven wins for Arsenal have been by a single goal
The last five meetings between between the two have produced 19 goals for Arsenal and 3 for Rovers
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last five home matches against Blackburn
Rovers have lost just one of their last eight games

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Blackburn v Wigan Betting Odds, Tips and Preview – 07.05.12

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Blackburn v Wigan Betting Odds at Paddy Power
Blackburn 11/8, Wigan 15/8, Draw 12/5

Blackburn need a win but they have been few and far between for Steve Kean’s men. Rovers have lost six and won just one of their last seven Premier League matches, and that is why they are in the trouble they are in. Worryingly too, they have failed to score in three of their last five matches as well, which isn’t helping. Blackburn have the second worst defence in the league, and they have produced some terrible defensive displays. In their last match, a 2-0 defeat away at Spurs, Blackburn did not even manage to rustle up a shot on goal in a hugely disappointing performance. Naturally fans weren’t happy about their lack of fight. So it looks as if their main chance of survival is only going to come at Ewood Park, where they have lost just two of the last six. But those two defeats have come in the last three home games. They did produce three points on their home appearance, a 2-0 win over Norwich, and they need to really pick themselves up for this one. A defeat here and they will be playing Championship football next season. Fortunately they have a strong home record against the Latics. Going into the weekend, Blackburn are already three points adrift, and it could be worse before kick off if both QPR and Bolton win their Sunday matches.

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Wigan were unlucky not to pick up three points at the DW Stadium against Blackburn earlier in the season, and Rovers escaped with a point after Yakubu slotted a home a penalty almost ten minutes into injury time. That ended in a 3-3 draw, and when these two sides meet, as they have done thirteen times before in the Premier League, they have produced an average of 3.77 goals per game between them. There have been thirteen goals in the last two meetings between Rovers and the Latics, so would look for a high goalscoring game again in your betting options. Wigan have the form at the moment but it is a big difference from playing teams like Arsenal and Man Utd where there is time and space on the ball, to be harried and harassed by a physical side. Wigan are three points clear of the drop zone so there is still just a little bit of work do to in order to get over the line. Wigan are one of the most in form teams at the moment in the Premier League, winning five and drawing one of their last eight. If the league started eight matches ago, Wigan would be in fourth right now. It didn’t and they are not. A point would be enough for Wigan if both QPR and Bolton lose on the weekend. At least Wigan will have the advantage of knowing what the other relegation threatened teams will have already done as they head into this Monday night match.


Blackburn v Liverpool Betting Odds and Money Back Special – 10.04.12


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Blackburn v Liverpool Betting Odds at Paddy Power

Blackburn 5/2, Draw 12/5, Liverpool 11/10

After three straight losses now, Blackburn are still in the drop zone and in big danger because their form has gone. Steve Kean’s men had initiated a bit of a mini revival, but with just one goal in their last three games, they have taken a downward spiral just at the wrong time. So can they bounce back with a morale boosting win over Liverpool? Rovers form at Ewood Park has not been too bad, with two wins, one draw and one defeat in their last four, so there is a suggestion that they have some fight in them. There wasn’t a lot of fight in them at The Hawthorns on Saturday, when they went down 3-0 and again some very poor defending really let them down. Can the home side produce the goods in Blackburn v Liverpool betting? Well, Rovers did earn themselves a 1-1 draw at Anfield earlier in the season, and it is not as if Liverpool are in the greatest shape themselves at the moment. With matches running out on the season, Blackburn really have to steel themselves here.

Liverpool snapped a three match losing streak by earning a draw at home against Aston Villa on the weekend. Again, it was another match for Kenny Dalglish’s men where they should have done better. After an even first half, Liverpool pretty much dominated the second period, but just could not find a winner. It wasn’t for the lack of trying and they played quite well, but again it highlighted the need for more quality up front. Luis Suarez got a precious equaliser for the Reds, but they just couldn’t turn that one point into three, and ran up their ninth home draw of the season. Liverpool have lost six of their last eight Premier League matches, with just one win in that period. After losing against relegation bound QPR and Wigan in recent weeks, a trip to Ewood Park isn’t going to be easy. However, the Reds will be favourites, but they are in some shaky form, and they could have one eye on next weekend’s FA Cup final too.


Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United Betting Odds, Preview and Money Back Special

Manchester United - Rooney & Scharner - Albion

While Manchester City seem to just be rolling over and handing the league title to the Red Devils, Sir Alex Ferguson’s men still have a job to do in Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United betting on Monday night. Manchester United really have the change to drive home their supremacy in the title race now with a game against Rovers who are still fighting relegation. Manchester United will look to Wayne Rooney to fire them three points, and it is around the England striker that Paddy Power are offering their Money Back Special. If Wayne Rooney nets the last goal of the game on Monday night at Ewood Park, then Paddy Power will refund all losing First Goalscorer, Last Goalscorer, Correct Score and Scorecast single bets placed on the match. So superb coverage being offered by the popular online bookmaker.

It means that you can dip into the First Goalscorer market, where Rooney himself is 13/5 favourite to open proceedings, while his team mates Javier Hernandez, Danny Welbeck and Dimitar Berbatov are all in the pecking order behind him at around 4/1. So great coverage and value there, as well as in the Correct Score Market for Blackburn v Man Utd betting, where a 2-0 win for United is trading as favourite at 6/1. So well worth taking the coverage on your betting with Paddy Power, who offer a generous £50 free bet to new customers. New customers with Paddy Power will get their first stake matched with a free bet, up to the maximum value of £50, giving you some great free betting cash to get started with.

Blackburn v Manchester United Betting Odds
Blackburn to win: 8/1 at Bet365
Draw: 4/1 at Bet Victor
Manchester United to win: 2/5 at Paddy Power

Blackburn boss Steve Kean has been appreciative of Sir Alex Ferguson’s support through his troubled times this season, where Blackburn fans were turning against him. How ironic would it be if Kean went and upset Ferguson’s title plans with a victory over the Red Devils on Monday Blackburn do need the win of course, as they continue to fight against relegation, but at least they have found a little bit of form lately, giving themselves a strong chance of survival. Blackburn saw QPR, Bolton and Wigan all win, so there is just one point separating four teams who are looking to get away from the remaining two relegation spots, with Wolves looking dead in water at the foot of the table. Blackburn of course did pull off that totally unexpected and improbable win at Old Trafford earlier in the season by a 3-2 scoreline.

Rovers have won two of their last three games now in the league, but lost their last outing against Bolton. At Ewood Park, Rovers are unbeaten in their last three, winning two and picking up a draw against Aston Villa. However, this is Manchester United were are talking about and form against them can usually get thrown out of the win. Rovers have scored 1.46 goals on average at home this season, while they have conceded 1.8 per game. They are in the trouble they are in because they have won just five at home this season, and three of those wins have come in their last five home matches. So there has been some fight from them, and Kean has been benefiting from fielding a settled side because of a fit squad.

Tip: Wayne Rooney has scored four in his last five games against Blackburn and is 13/5 in the First Goalscorer Market

However, can decent home form against a relegation side stand up to the power of Manchester United? Rio Ferdinand could come back into the line up as he is fit again, but they are still missing Nani. United are just in formidable form, winning eight of their last nine matches. It has been an incredible, run and one worthy of taking the title. They have won their last three on the road and have scored ten goals in those three matches. Wayne Rooney has been in blistering form, netting seventeen goals in seventeen matches now for his club. They haven’t lost in their last ten league games now, and with a two point lead now over Manchester City at the top of the table, a win on Monday should really put the title firmly in their grasp.

United are just in incredible scoring mode at the moment, and they have goals in them, especially against weak defences. Manchester United’s defence has also been standing up, with three clean sheets in a row as well. Having racked up eleven wins from fifteen away matches in the Premier League this season, it is hard to see them losing. They are averaging 2.27 goals away from home this season and are conceding on average less than a goal per game. The masters of the Premier League have ramped things up again, with Ferguson using of all of their experience to guide them home. They are unlikely to throw points away in a match like this.