Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip 1-1 Draw – 17 October 2020

Forest to pick up first point of season

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Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest
17th October 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick 1-1 Draw
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/2 odds taken 0903 GMT, Friday 16 October

Chris Hughton starts life at Nottingham Forest with a tough trip to Ewood Park on Saturday to take on Blackburn Rovers in EFL Championship action. Tony Mowbray’s men have made a good start to their season, collecting seven points from four matches. Can Rovers move on to ten points with victory over struggling Forest at the weekend? We have the latest prices and predictions.

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Blackburn Rovers Preview – Can Mowbray’s men extend unbeaten run to four?

Blackburn Rovers were in the promotion picture practically all season last time around, and the Blue and Whites have made a solid start to this campaign. Tony Mowbray’s troops have taken seven points from 12 on offer, sitting in sixth place ahead of this round of fixtures.

Blackburn were narrowly beaten by Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium on the opening weekend of the new season, but they went on to win their next two in style. Before securing an eye-catching 4-0 victory over Derby County at Pride Park, Rovers walloped Championship new boys Wycombe Wanderers 5-0 at Ewood Park.

Our betting prediction:
Draw & both teams to score

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(odds taken 0912 GMT, Friday 16 October)

After being held to a 0-0 draw by Cardiff City on home soil before the international break, Blackburn will want to return to winning ways this weekend. Rovers were strong at home last term, and Mowbray’s side have kicked off this season with four points from a possible six at Ewood Park. Can they make it seven points from three home fixtures on Saturday?

Nottingham Forest Preview – Hughton to start with a positive result on the road?

Nottingham Forest have made an abysmal start to their season. After missing out on a play-off place in the cruellest possible way at the end of last term, Sabri Lamouchi never recovered. The Frenchman was sacked after Forest lost 2-1 at home to Bristol City last time out.

Nottingham Forest were one of the promotion favourites before a ball was kicked this season, but the Reds have taken zero points so far. In fact, the Midlands club have lost all five of their league and cup matches this term.

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Chris Hughton is the new man in charge at the City Ground. The 61-year-old has been out of work since being harshly sacked at Brighton & Hove Albion in May 2019. Still, Hughton is an excellent manager at this level, and he should make an instant impact in Nottingham.


Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest Betting Advice

When these two sides met on New Year’s Day, they played out a memorable five-goal thriller at the City Ground. Forest edged that one, while they drew 1-1 at Ewood Park a few months before.


Key Facts – Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tip

  • Blackburn have lost just one of the past ten meetings
  • When they last locked horns, Forest edged a five-goal thriller at the City Ground on New Year’s Day
  • Nottingham Forest have lost every league and cup match so far this term


Forest’s win at the start of the year was their first victory over Rovers since 2014. Blackburn have a good recent record in this fixture, although five of the past nine have ended all square.

We fancy the teams to battle to another stalemate at Ewood Park on Saturday. For a repeat 1-1 draw, you can get the tempting price of 11/2.


The best betting odds for Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest

Blackburn Rovers to win: 19/20 at Bet365
Draw: 12/5 at Bet365
Nottingham Forest to win: 3/1 at Bet365