Blackburn vs Plymouth prediction, odds & betting tips 09/03/2024

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Blackburn vs Plymouth prediction
Blackburn looking for their first win under John Eustace – Photo by Icon Sport

Blackburn were hoping for some newfound fortunes under John Eustace but as of yet, he's yet to win a single game. So, welcoming a Plymouth side with just one win in their last eight games seems like a perfect opportunity for Rovers.

Blackburn vs Plymouth prediction: Eustace hoping for first win

Blackburn vs Plymouth predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Sammie Szmodics to score anytime

⚽ Correct score prediction

Blackburn 1-0 Plymouth

⏱️ HT/FT

Draw/Blackburn

Key stats

  • Plymouth won the reverse fixture 3-0
  • Plymouth have won two away league games all season
  • Blackburn have the Championship's top scorer

Pre-game odds and win probability: Blackburn to win their second game since December

Home: 4/5 (1.8) – 55.6%

Draw: 14/5 (3.8) – 26.3%

Away: 3/1 (4.0) – 25%

While neither side is in a great vein of form, going with the home side is the safest option in the outright betting market, but if you have no confidence in these two teams, then be sure to check out the other free betting tips we have on offer.

We can see this being a tight affair on Saturday, with one goal deciding it either way so you may fancy punting on when the home side could race into a lead. If you believe Rovers will come out roaring and race into an early lead, just like Arsenal did back in 2004 as we've recalled on our betting insights page, then be sure to go for them to net between 15-30 minutes.

Last five H2Hs: Plymouth looking to maintain unbeaten record

These two sides have only ever met three times and despite what many may believe, it's Plymouth who have often reigned supreme. Argyle have won twice and drawn the other game when facing Blackburn, so this may be a trickier test than initially feared for Eustace's men.

Blackburn preview: Win or bust for Eustace already

Eustace has taken charge of seven games so far as Blackburn manager and that's only seen them pick up four points and been knocked out of the FA Cup on penalties. So, with the Championship relegation battle getting tighter every week, this is a must-win game for the manager so soon into his tenure.

Predicted lineup: Wahlstedt (GK) – McFadzean, Wharton, Hyam – Pickering, Buckley, Ayari, Chrisene – Gallagher, Sigurdsson – Szmodics

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Accrington Stanley

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Blackburn

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Leicester

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Coventry

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Blackburn

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Blackburn

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Plymouth preview: Good away form must continue

After going all season without winning away from home, Plymouth have now picked up victories in two of their last four road games. So, if they're to keep their heads above water and avoid relegation, a win against an out-of-sorts Blackburn side will be necessary.

Predicted lineup: Hazard (GK) – Phillips, Gibson, galloway – Miller, Forshaw, Randell, Edwards, Gyabi, Waine, Bundu

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Plymouth

Plymouth

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Hull

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Plymouth

Plymouth

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Plymouth

Plymouth

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Leicester

Leicester

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Blackburn's top scorer, Sammie Szmodics
Sammie Szmodics is leading the way in the Championship's goalscoring charts – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Sammie Szmodics

It's a strange situation that both Blackburn and Sammie Szmodics find themselves in with him being the league's top scorer, but still fighting hard against a relegation battle. It says a lot about what is happening at the other end of the pitch, something Eustace has failed to fix as of yet.

Szmodics is the answer to Blackburn's prays

Szmodics has 26 goals across all competitions this season which is incredible for someone playing in a team that's underperforming so badly.

The Irish striker has scored in back-to-back games but they've only counted for one point due to the defence, so if his teammates can step up like he has all camping, Blackburn may be able to pull away from the threat of relegation.


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