Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Betting Tip Draw & Under 2.5 Goals – 16 January 2021

Too close to call at Ewood Park

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Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City
16th January 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & Under 2.5 Goals
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 11/4 odds taken 1002 GMT, Friday 15 January

Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers and Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City go head-to-head at Ewood Park in EFL Championship action on Saturday afternoon. The Potters edged a tight affair at the bet365 Stadium last month, but can Rovers get revenge on home soil? We have the latest odds and top tips from this intriguing Championship encounter.

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Blackburn Rovers Preview – Can Rovers make home advantage count?

Blackburn Rovers are one of a number of teams pushing for the play-offs this season. The Blue and Whites occupy 11th place in the Championship at present, winning nine, losing nine and drawing five of their opening 23. Blackburn are five points behind sixth-place Watford.

After winning just one of six, Rovers’ victory at Birmingham City in their previous Championship match was just what the doctor ordered for the Ewood Park faithful. Goals from Adam Armstrong and Bradley Dack was enough to give Tony Mowbray’s men a deserved 2-0 victory at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 1010 GMT, Friday 15 January)

After last weekend’s disappointing 1-0 home reverse to EFL League One side Doncaster Rovers in the third round of the Emirates FA Cup, Blackburn will want to return to winning ways on home turf this weekend. The hosts are priced at evens to get the three points.

Stoke City Preview – Will the Potters leave Lancashire with a positive result?

Michael O’Neill’s Stoke City hover just outside the play-off places at present. The Potters are three points ahead of Blackburn in eighth, and two points behind sixth. City have picked up nine league wins, drawn eight times and suffered six defeats so far.

Like Blackburn, Stoke were also knocked out of the FA Cup last weekend. O’Neill’s side were heavily beaten by Premier League high flyers Leicester City, with Brendan Rodgers’ boys leaving the bet365 with a 4-0 win. That result extended Stoke’s winless run to five league and cup matches.

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After one win in nine across all competitions, Stoke could do with all three points at Ewood Park on Saturday. Can City do the league double over Blackburn?


Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Betting Advice

On December 19th, Stoke edged a tight affair between the two sides at the bet365 Stadium. An early Nick Powell goal was enough to give the Potters a 1-0 home win. Last season, before the pair drew 0-0 at Ewood Park, goals from Bradley Dack and Sam Gallagher gave Rovers a 2-1 win in the Potteries.


Key Facts – Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • Blackburn have won just two of their last nine league and cup games
  • Four of Stoke’s last six Championship matches have ended in draws
  • Stoke beat Blackburn 1-0 in the reverse fixture last month


On paper, these two teams seem pretty evenly matched. There was not a lot to split the pair when they squared off last month, and we fancy Blackburn and Stoke to play out a draw at Ewood Park at the weekend. There is excellent value in the draw and under 2.5 goals at 11/4.

Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong has been in stunning form this season. The 23-year-old has scored a staggering 17 goals, including one in Rovers’ recent 2-0 win at Birmingham. Back Armstrong to open the scoring in this one at 3/1.


The best betting odds for Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City

Blackburn Rovers to win: Evens at Bet365
Draw: 23/10 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 14/5 at Bet365