Blackburn Rovers vs Norwich City prediction, odds & betting tips 24/02/2024

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Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers prediction
Blackburn and Norwich are both desperate for three points this weekend – Photo by Icon Sport

Blackburn Rovers take on Norwich City at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon knowing the home side need a win to move away from the imminent threat of a relegation battle. John Eustace is yet to win as Blackburn boss and facing playoff hopefuls Norwich won't be an easy feat.

Blackburn Rovers vs Norwich City prediction: A must-win game for both sides but for different reasons

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Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Jonathan Rowe

⚽ Both Teams to Score prediction

No

⚽ Correct score prediction

3-0 to Norwich

Key stats

  • Blackburn have failed to score in two of their past three games
  • Norwich are unbeaten in four games winning three of them
  • The Canaries have scored 12 goals in four matches

Pre-game odds and win probability: Blackburn favoured ever so slightly to win

Home: 6/4 (2.5) – 40%

Draw: 5/2 (3.5) – 28.6%

Away: 8/5 (2.6) – 38.5%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

This is set to be an incredibly close contest with Blackburn edging it according to the bookmakers despite their recent horrid run of form. Blackburn being favourites is down to them being the home side, so this looks a good time to be backing David Wagner's Norwich. The Canaries are unbeaten in four matches and have scored eight in two games, so not being favourites is certainly a surprise.

If you don't fancy punting on the form team Norwich to be the outright winner, then one of our many other tempting free betting tips could be more what you're looking for.

Last five H2Hs: The away team has often prevailed

England Championship 05/11/23

Norwich

Norwich

1
Blackburn

Blackburn

3

England Championship 07/04/23

Blackburn

Blackburn

0
Norwich

Norwich

2

England FA Cup 08/01/23

Norwich

Norwich

0
Blackburn

Blackburn

1

England Championship 17/12/22

Norwich

Norwich

0
Blackburn

Blackburn

2

England Championship 20/03/21

Norwich

Norwich

1
Blackburn

Blackburn

1

The last four encounters between Blackburn and Norwich has seen the away team come out on top, with the game back in 2021 ending 1-1. While three of the last five matches have seen the winning team keep a clean sheet, so both teams scoring is looking unlikely.

Blackburn preview: John Eustace hoping for his first win

It's now just one win in 12 Championship games for Blackburn, with John Eustace unable to turn their tide at Ewood Park as of right now, but their last home game was a win against Stoke City, so they'll be hoping to repeat that on Saturday.

Predicted lineup: Pears (GK) – McFadzean, Wharton, Hyam – Chrisene, Tronstad, Garrett, Brittain – Szmodics, Ayari – Gallagher

England Championship 13/04/24

W

Leeds

Leeds

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

England Championship 10/04/24

L

Bristol City

Bristol City

5

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

England Championship 06/04/24

D

Southampton

Southampton

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

England Championship 01/04/24

W

Sunderland

Sunderland

1

Blackburn

Blackburn

5

England Championship 29/03/24

L

Ipswich

Ipswich

1

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

Norwich: A must-win to maintain playoff hopes

Norwich are just three points off the playoff spots, so any more slip-ups could see them lose ground on the top six and be forced to settle for another season in the Championship.

Predicted lineup: Gunn (GK) – McCallum, McLean, Hanley, Stacey – Nunez, Gabriel Sara – Sainz, Barnes, Hernandez – Sargent

England Championship 13/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 09/04/24

D

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

2

Norwich

Norwich

2

England Championship 06/04/24

W

Ipswich

Ipswich

0

Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 01/04/24

L

Leicester

Leicester

3

Norwich

Norwich

1

England Championship 29/03/24

W

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Norwich

Norwich

2

Norwich City's Josh Sargent
Josh Sargent has massively over-performed his XG in the Championship for Norwich – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Josh Sargent

The American international has gone from strength to strength in the Championship after initially struggling to fit in and show his quality at Carrow Road. He's got 12 goals across all competitions which has seen him help lead a fierce attacking line alongside Jonathan Rowe.

More unexpected joy for Sargent?

While Sargent is putting up impressive numbers in front of goal with 12 goals, it hasn't all gone to plan as it would seem. The American has only put up an XG of 6.6, as well as missing one penalty, so he could well pull out some more wonder strikes this weekend.


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