Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Betting Tips and Predictions

Rovers & Potters to play out draw?

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Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City
27th August 1500hrs
Football – England – EFL Championship
Pick Draw & BTTS
Bookmaker Unibet
Odds: 7/2 odds taken 0955 GMT, Friday 26 August

Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City go head-to-head in EFL Championship action at Ewood Park on Saturday. Blackburn made a blistering start to their season but have gone off the boil in recent games. Can Jon Dahl Tomasson’s troops get back to winning ways when the managerless Potters visit at the weekend? Check out our Blackburn vs Stoke betting preview.

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Blackburn Rovers Preview – Will Tomasson’s side return to winning ways in the league?

Blackburn Rovers were quick out of the blocks under new boss Jon Dahl Tomasson, winning their opening three to fire their way to the front. The Blue and Whites beat Queens Park Rangers, Swansea City and West Bromwich Albion.

However, they have crashed to back-to-back 3-0 defeats in their last two in the Championship. Rovers were second best against Reading before being easily swept aside by Sheffield United. However, Blackburn did bounce back with a 2-1 win at Bradford City in the second round of the EFL Cup in midweek.

Our betting prediction:
Both teams to score

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(odds taken 0958 GMT, Friday 26 August)

The Lancashire side could be one of the most unpredictable teams in the Championship this season. They are capable of winning this one, but Stoke will be formidable opponents at Ewood Park.

Stoke City Preview – How will the Potters fare after O’Neill’s sacking?

After a poor start to the season, Michael O’Neill was sacked on Thursday after almost three years as Stoke City boss. In truth, the Potters massively underachieved under the former Northern Ireland manager.

Stoke have taken just four points from a possible 15 this term. Last weekend’s 1-0 home loss to Sunderland proved to be the final nail in the coffin for O’Neill. City have already lost to the Black Cats, Millwall, Morecambe and Huddersfield Town this season.

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With a new face in the dugout on Saturday, can Stoke turn their fortunes around and leave Ewood Park with all three points? The away victory is priced at 2/1.


Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Betting Advice

When these two teams last locked horns, Stoke ran out 1-0 winners in Lancashire in April 2022, with Jacob Brown scoring the only goal of the game. Reda Khadra was on target in a 1-0 Rovers success at the bet365 Stadium in November.

Blackburn’s victory in the Potteries last November remains their only triumph over City in five. Stoke have won two of the last four meetings by a goal to nil.


Key Facts – Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City Betting Tip

  • Blackburn have lost 3-0 in their last two league games
  • Stoke have picked up just one victory this term
  • The Potters sacked manager O’Neill this week


Life after O’Neill starts for Stoke this weekend, and we can see the Potters leaving Ewood Park with a positive result. There is good value in 7/2 for the draw and both teams to score.

Ben Brereton Diaz was Blackburn’s main man in front of goal last term, and the Chile international has already helped himself to two Championship goals this season. Brereton Diaz is available at 9/2 to score the first goal on Saturday.


The best betting odds for Blackburn Rovers vs Stoke City

Blackburn Rovers to win: 29/20 at Bet365
Draw: 11/5 at Bet365
Stoke City to win: 2/1 at Bet365