Blackburn – Rotherham SOCCER PICKS
Blackburn Rovers and Rotherham United meet at Ewood Park, in a match for the 17th round of the Championship. In this stadium, the history of direct confrontations is favorable to the home team, which records 4 victories in the last 4 matches. In fact, the last time these two teams played a match at this stadium was on 26-09-2017, in a match for the League One which ended in a Blackburn Rovers victory by (2-0). The goals of the match were scored by M. Antonsson (27 ‘) and H. Chapman (85’) for Blackburn Rovers. In this game the home factor may be decisive, since Rotherham United presents considerable differences in their results at home and as a visitor.
The home team is currently in the 8 th position of the league, with 25 points won, after 6 wins, 7 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against West Bromwich Albion, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Queens Park Rangers, by (1-0). This is a team that usually maintains its competitive levels in home and away matches, since in the last 30 matches they register 6 wins, 4 draws and 5 losses as a visitor. against 9 wins, 4 draws and 2 losses at their stadium. In the last 8 home league matches Blackburn Rovers has a record of 3 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss, so they have won 13 points out of 24 possible. In their home league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (6 out of 8 matches). The team has conceded goals in 7 of the last 10 matches, so it has not presented great defensive solidity, but their offense has scored consistently, as they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 16 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Blackburn enter this game motivated, after a home win, 1-0, in the reception at Queens Park Rangers: Dack, at minute 87 ‘, scored the only goal of the match. The whole house usually acts in a 4-3-3, favoring a more leisurely style of play and channeling its attacks through the central corridor. The two arrows pointing to the opponent’s goal will be Rothwell and Palmer, with Dack being the most offensive reference. Smallwood, Conway and Reed are likely to act in the most central area of the terrain. The Blackburn coach can not count on Gladwin and Evans, the first injured and the second suspended.
The away team is currently in the 18 th position, with 17 points won, after 4 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, they tied in an away match against Preston North End, by (1-1). In the last match, they won in a home match against Swansea City, by (2-1). This is a team that usually makes good use of the home advantage, stronger with the help of its supporters, since in the last 30 matches they register 4 wins, 3 draws and 8 losses in away matches; against 10 wins, 4 draws and 1 loss at their stadium. For the league, Rotherham United won 2 points out of 24 possible points, after 2 draws and 6 losses in the last 8 away matches.
For this competition, they have not won any of the last 8 away matches. In their away league matches the most frequent result at half-time was the 0-0 (4 out of 8 matches). The team allowed goals to the opponent in 7 of the last 10 matches for this competition, so it was not very strong defensively. In their away matches for this competition there is a tendency for few goals, since in 6 of the last 8 they played there were less than 3 goals. In 16 matches in this tournament, they have conceded the first goal 8 times and have only won 1 result.
The Rotherham enters this game motivated after a home victory, by 2-1, in the reception at Swansea: Manning scored in the match, allowing his team to conquer the three points. The visiting team usually acts in a traditional 4-3-3, favoring a faster game style, with constant transitions. To note that, in this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players are Vassell, Taylor and Smith. To also point out that Rotherham seems to be going through a bad time away from home, as it records nine consecutive matches without beating. The visiting coach can not count on Vaulks, because he is suspended.