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Watford vs Blackburn prediction, free betting tips & odds

Date: 27th August 2023
Kick-Off: 12:00 UK, 13:00 CET
Venue: Vicarage Road
TV: Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Football, Sky Sports Ultra HDR

The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.

Watford vs Blackburn: Top free betting tips

On the back of a defeat to Stoke City, Watford takes on Blackburn Rovers in the fourth round of the EFL Championship on Sunday, 27 August. The Riversides make an appearance at Vicarage Road after losing three points against Hull City.

Match result prediction: Watford to win

Watford and Blackburn have got a similar start to the Championship with one victory, a defeat and a draw. However, the Hornets will be confident in this game over the home advantage. Watford have registered three victories in the last five league outings at Vicarage Road, ending one in a draw. Meanwhile, Rovers have won only one of the last five road fixtures in the Championship, suffering two defeats. Adding more, Watford have also gone undefeated in the last five H2Hs against Blackburn at Vicarage Road. Hence, we set the Hornets as our favourites to take three points in this game.

Total goals prediction: over 2.5 goals

Three of the previous five H2H meetings between these two clubs have finished with Over 2.5 Goals. Watford have found the back of the net nine times in the last five league outings in front of the home crowd. On the other hand, Blackburn has scored the same number of goals in the last four matches in the Championship and EFL Cup. Defensively, the Riversiders have conceded goals in each of those four fixtures.

Correct score prediction: 2-1 to Watford

Watford have found the back of the net more than once in three of their recent five matches at Vicarage Road. Blackburn has also featured the same record in the last five league games away from Ewood Park. However, Watford has held a strong defence at home with four clean sheets in the last five matches. The Hornets have also allowed just two goals at the back in the last three meetings with Blackburn at home. Given these numbers, we predict a 2-1 margin for the Hornets in this game.

Watford vs Blackburn: form, recent games, and news

Watford vs preview

Watford played their first away game of the season against Stoke City and lost three points with a narrow 1-0 defeat. Andre Vidigal scored the decisive goal of the game for the Potters in the 53rd minute of the game. Manager Valerien Ismael has a fully healthy squad to steer the team back to their winning form at Vicarage Road.

Blackburn preview

Despite getting down to ten men in the 16th minute against Hull City, Blackburn was in the lead through Sam Gallagher until 80 minutes. However, Aaron Conolly scored a brilliant brace in the last ten minutes for Hull to cost Rovers all three points. There is no fitness issue in the squad but Harry Pickering will be sidelined due to red card suspension.

FAQs regarding Watford vs Blackburn

Watford vs Blackburn

Who is the referee for this match? Given Ward.
Who is the Watford player to watch? Imran Louza.
What was the last Head to Head result? 1-1 Draw.