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Date: 20th September 2023
Kick-Off: 19:45 UK, 20:45 CET
Venue: Ewood Park
TV: Sky Sports Red Button
Blackburn to win
Over 3.5 goals
3-2 to Blackburn
The odds are accurate at the time of writing and are subject to change. Check carefully before finalising your wager with your bookmaker.
Blackburn vs Sunderland: Top free betting tips
Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland are set to clash in the English Championship at Ewood Park. Blackburn, coming off a 2-1 win against Middlesbrough, aims to maintain their strong start to the season. Meanwhile, Sunderland, under former Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray, seeks to break their winless streak and continue their form after a 3-1 victory over QPR.
Match result prediction: Blackburn to win
Both Blackburn and Sunderland enter this meeting on the back of three wins from their last four matches. While the Black Cats are unbeaten in this period, the Rovers have an away defeat. Looking further down, the hosts have three wins in four outings at Ewood Park. On the other hand, Sunderland has only one win to show for from their last three away trips. Moreover, the last two encounters at this venue also finished in favour of Blackburn.
Total goals prediction: Over 3.5 Goals
In their last three competitive matches, Blackburn have scored an impressive 10 goals while conceding only four strikes. Sunderland has been in a good mood as well with eight goals scored and only one shipped in. With both sides scoring goals in bulk, we are expecting a high-scoring affair, one that finishes with over 3.5 goals. There is value to be had in expecting at least three goals.
Correct score prediction: 3-2 to Blackburn
Six of the last nine duels between these sides have concluded with Over 2.5 goals. We believe there will be a goal fiesta this time, with both sides averaging over 2 goals in their last three outings. Fine margins will decide the duel and thanks to the home support we expect Blackburn to claim the three points on offer in a 3-2 scoreline.
Blackburn vs Sunderland: Form, recent games, and news
Blackburn has had a solid start to the season with three wins, one draw, and two losses in their last six matches. Manager Jon Dahl Tomasson is looking to build on last year's performance and improve their finishing. Blackburn is unbeaten in their last four home matches against Sunderland, and Sammie Szmodics is a key player with four goals in six games.
Sunderland recently ended a poor away run with a 3-1 win over QPR. Despite recent struggles on the road, they were strong away last year. Tony Mowbray, their manager and former Blackburn boss, aims to turn the tide. Sunderland's defence is notable, with five clean sheets in their last ten away league games. Jack Clarke has been their star, scoring three goals. Mowbray has a good record against former sides, with three wins in his last six meetings.
FAQs regarding Blackburn vs Sunderland
Who is the referee for this match? John Busby.
Who is the player to watch? Sammie Szmodics.
What was the last Head to Head result? 2-1 to Sunderland.