Blackburn vs Watford prediction, odds & betting tips 23/12/2023

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England Championship - Ewood Park

Blackburn and Watford go head-to-head at Ewood Park in the Championship on Saturday, December 23rd. Two of the division’s playoff hopefuls collide in Lancashire when Rovers take on the Hornets. Read our Championship predictions and betting tips along with the latest odds for the fixture below in our expert match preview.

Blackburn vs Watford – Betting tips & odds

Hot Tip – Over 2.5 Goals (4/6)

  • Three of Blackburn’s last four matches at Ewood Park have featured over 2.5 goals.
  • Over 2.5 goals were registered in four of Watford’s last five Championship fixtures.

Watford showcased their counter-attacking potential when they scored five times at Preston last time out and the Hornets’ approach could lead to more excitement when they visit Ewood Park to take on Blackburn. With that in mind, our Blackburn vs Watford prediction anticipated goals.

Latest odds

Head to Head

27/08/23

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

1

11/02/23

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

1

13/09/22

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Watford

Watford

2

0

24/02/21

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Watford

Watford

2

3

21/10/20

England Championship CHA

Watford

Watford

Blackburn

Blackburn

3

1

Last Five - Blackburn

21/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

Blackburn

Blackburn

3

1

L

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Leeds

Leeds

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

1

W

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Blackburn

Blackburn

5

0

L

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

0

D

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

Sunderland

Sunderland

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

5

W

Last Five - Watford

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

Hull

Hull

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

13/04/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Watford

Watford

3

2

L

10/04/24

England Championship CHA

Ipswich

Ipswich

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

06/04/24

England Championship CHA

Preston

Preston

Watford

Watford

0

0

D

01/04/24

England Championship CHA

West Brom

West Brom

Watford

Watford

2

2

D

Win probability

  • HOME: 21/20 (2.05) – 48.8%
  • DRAW: 12/5 (3.40) – 29.4%
  • AWAY: 5/2 (3.50) – 28.6%

With home advantage considered a factor, Blackburn have been armed with the favourites tag ahead of the weekend, with the bookies have equipped them with a 48.8% probability of success. The expected winners are also priced at 5/6 (1.83) to open the scoring against Watford on Saturday. That outcome has an implied probability of 54.5%. If you are on the hunt for more Blackburn vs Watford betting tips, keep on reading.

Blackburn vs Watford prediction – Other tips

Blackburn 1-2 Watford: Correct score (9/1)

  • Blackburn conceded twice in three of their last four home games in the Championship.
  • Watford shipped just one goal in each of their last two away assignments in the division.

Watford Double Chance (4/7)

  • Blackburn have lost three of their last five fixtures on home soil.
  • Watford were beaten only once in their last six away games in the Championship (vs leaders Leicester).

Blackburn vs Watford prediction

Blackburn vs Watford Team News

Blackburn

Tyrhys Dolan, Joe Rankin-Costello, Aynsley Pears, Ryan Hedges and Sam Gallagher are all listed as injured for Blackburn while Callum Brittain is suspended and will also miss out on Saturday.

Predicted Lineup for Blackburn: Wahlstedt – Hill, Carter, S. Wharton, Pickering – Moran, Tronstad, Travis, Szmodics, A. Wharton – Sigurdsson

Watford

Watford have close to a clean bill of health at present and the Hornets could even select the same XI that performed so well against Preston last time out.  Watford could move into seventh place with the right result this weekend.

Predicted Lineup for Watford: Halmer – Dele-Bashiru, Sierralta, Hoedt, Lewis – Livermore, Martins, Kayemebe, Kone, Sema – Bayo

Confirmed lineups will appear here around 60 minutes before kickoff.

Blackburn

Blackburn
4-2-3-1
27
Lewis Travis
gb
17
Hayden Carter
gb
7
Arnor Sigurdsson
is
14
Niall Ennis
gb
5
Dominic Hyam
gb
30
Jake Garrett
gb
23
Adam Wharton
gb
6
Sondre Trondstad
no
12
Leopold Wahlstedt
se
16
Scott Wharton
gb
24
Andrew Moran
ie
Substitutes
4
James Hill
gb
18
Dilan Markanday
gb
34
Joe Hilton
gb
33
Semir Telalovic
de
20
Harry Leonard
gb
15
Patrick Gamble
gb
37
Tom Bloxham
gb
41
Leonard Chibueze Duru
gb
28
Charlie Weston
gb

Watford

Watford
4-1-4-1
5
Ryan Porteous
gb
8
Jake Livermore
gb
11
Ismael Kone
ca
12
Ken Sema
se
4
Wesley Hoedt
nl
37
Matheus Martins
br
19
Vakoun Issouf Bayo
ci
26
Ben Hamer
gb
39
Edo Kayembe
cd
6
Jamal Lewis
gb
24
Tom Dele-Bashiru
ng
Substitutes
9
Mileta Rajovic
dk
15
Matthew Pollock
gb
16
Giorgi Chakvetadze
ge
1
Daniel Bachmann
at
14
Rhys Healey
gb
45
Ryan Andrews
gb
7
Tom Ince
gb
18
Yaser Asprilla
co
3
Francisco Sierralta
cl

Make sure to check out our football betting tips page for more expert predictions and picks.

Player to Watch – Vakoun Bayo

Ivorian striker Vakoun Bayo was unplayable in Watford’s last game against Preston and the 26-year-old scored twice and made another goal in the Hornets’ superb 5-1 win over North End. Bayo has lodged eight goals contributions (5G, 3A) in the Championship overall this season and he will be eager to do some more damage on Saturday.


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