Stoke vs Blackburn prediction, Odds and Betting Tips 10/03/2023

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Stoke - Blackburn

England Championship - bet365 Stadium

* Betting odds were correct at the time of publication but are subject to change.

Here we bring you Championship predictions for Stoke vs Blackburn with the game due to take place on March 10th.

Stoke vs Blackburn prediction and top betting tips

Stoke produced the result of the gameweek over the weekend as they scored five goals at the Stadium of Light. Can they follow that sparkling display up with a win over a Blackburn side eyeing promotion to the Premier League? Find out with our Stoke vs Blackburn match preview with free tips, predictions and odds mentioned along the way.

Stoke vs Blackburn Prediction 1: Blackburn to win

Forget the fact Stoke dished out a demolition job against Sunderland last time out. We're predicting that they're brought back to Earth here as we back Blackburn to win this game. Stoke, despite that recent win, have still lost three of their last five games whilst each of their last two home games have also end ended in defeat. Combine that with Blackburn's form of winning each of their last five and going unbeaten in 11 and you'll see why we fancy Rovers to take maximum points.

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Stoke vs Blackburn Prediction 2: Under 2.5 goals

The second of our football betting tips for this game comes from the total goals market and, given Stoke scored five goals at the weekend, it might surprise you to learn that we're backing this game to go under 2.5 goals. The fact is both sides have strong form for low scoring games and the head to head record is nailed on in that direction. Stoke have seen three of their last five games go under 2.5 goals with an average of just 2.6 per game; yes, that average is higher than  the cut off we're looking for but six of those goals all came in one game, which gives the other four games in that five game spell an average of just 1.8. Blackburn meanwhile have averaged 2.0 goals per game across their last five with three of those games going under 2.5 goals. Each of the last six head to head games have gone south of the 2.5 goal cut off.

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Here are the key stats & form guide for Stoke vs Blackburn

Head to Head

27/08/22

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Stoke

Stoke

0

1

18/04/22

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Stoke

Stoke

0

1

27/11/21

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

1

16/01/21

England Championship CHA

Blackburn

Blackburn

Stoke

Stoke

1

1

19/12/20

England Championship CHA

Stoke

Stoke

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

0

Last Five - Stoke

11/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Chester

Chester

Stoke

Stoke

0

3

W

21/05/24

Others Others

Man City

Man City

Stoke

Stoke

0

0

D

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Bristol City

Bristol City

Stoke

Stoke

0

4

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Southampton

Southampton

Stoke

Stoke

0

1

W

20/04/24

England Championship CHA

Plymouth

Plymouth

Stoke

Stoke

0

3

W

Last Five - Blackburn

06/07/24

UK Friendlies UK

Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

2

W

04/05/24

England Championship CHA

Leicester

Leicester

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

2

W

27/04/24

England Championship CHA

Coventry

Coventry

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

0

D

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

So, that gives you some insight to how the different bookmakers see the action unfolding. How though do the Stoke vs Blackburn odds translate into probability ahead of this game? Let's find out.

Stoke odds: 21/20 (2.05) – 49%

Draw odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 29%

Blackburn odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 29%

As the home side, Stoke are favoured to win this game but their price shows that the bookies have their doubts about whether or not that will actually play out. You can bet that a fair few punters feel the same way too and the odds on the draw and, in particular, the away win betting option will tempt a fair few pennies!

Check out the predicted lineups ahead of Stoke vs Blackburn

Stoke

Stoke turned in a performance of the highest order last time out as they won 5-1 away at Sunderland. Surely, with that fresh in the mind, they'll go with the same XI – where possible -here? If that is the case they'll line up with a 4-2-3-1 formation with Dwight Gayle and Tyrese Campbell, who both scored braces in the aforementioned victory, carrying the biggest goal threat. There is also a couple of exceptions to that XI; keeper Matija Sarkic, defender Ben Wilmot and Ben Pearson are all out injured after picking up issues at the Stadium of Light.

Predicted lineup – Bonham, Sterling, Jagielka, Fox, Hoever, Laurent, Baker, Smallbone, Brown, Campbell, Gayle

Blackburn

Blackburn have got a fair few injuries right now with Bradley Dack, Scott Wharton and Thomas Kaminski amongst those on the sidelines but, quite frankly, you wouldn't know that by looking at their form. They've been winning games regularly and, as proven in their last two outings in particular – against Sheffield United and Leicester – it's not exactly been a kind fixture list. Expect an unchanged team from last time out.

Predicted lineup – Pears, Rankin-Costello, Carter, Hyam, Pickering, Travis, Buckley, Thomas, Szmodics, Dolan, Gallagher

Stoke vs Blackburn Line ups

Stoke

Stoke
5
Axel Tuanzebe
gb
20
Dujon Sterling
gb
10
Tyrese Campbell
gb
28
Josh Laurent
gb
9
Jacob Brown
gb
17
Ki-Jana Hoever
nl
3
Morgan Fox
gb
11
Dwight Gayle
gb
18
William Smallbone
ie
22
Ben Pearson
gb
13
Jack Bonham
ie
Substitutes
47
Kahrel Azariah Reddin
gb
14
Josh Tymon
gb
32
Connor Taylor
gb
34
Frank Fielding
gb
7
Sam Clucas
gb
15
Jordan Thompson
gb
8
Lewis Baker
gb

Blackburn

Blackburn
21
John Buckley
gb
17
Hayden Carter
gb
11
Joe Rankin-Costello
gb
8
Sammie Szmodics
gb
14
Sorba Thomas
gb
27
Lewis Travis
gb
9
Sam Gallagher
gb
3
Harry Pickering
gb
5
Dominic Hyam
gb
13
Aynsley Pears
gb
10
Tyrhys Dolan
gb
Substitutes
33
Ashley Phillips
gb
30
Jake Garrett
gb
34
Joe Hilton
gb
6
Tyler Morton
gb
19
Ryan Hedges
gb
22
Ben Brereton
cl
2
Callum Brittain
gb

*Starting lineups are usually announced one hour prior to kick off.

Player to watch

We've backed Blackburn to win this game and we're picking a Rovers man to watch in this game in Tyrhys Dolan. Dolan has been in good form of late with three goal contributions in his last four appearances including in each of the last two games courtesy of a goal and assist. He'll play a big role here too.

Take a look at the latest standings

Championship 24/25
# Team P W D L +/- Points
1 Blackburn

Blackburn

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Bristol City

Bristol City

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Burnley

Burnley

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Cardiff

Cardiff

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Coventry

Coventry

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Derby

Derby

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Hull

Hull

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Leeds

Leeds

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Luton

Luton

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Millwall

Millwall

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Norwich

Norwich

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Oxford Utd

Oxford Utd

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Plymouth

Plymouth

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Portsmouth

Portsmouth

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Preston

Preston

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 QPR

QPR

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Sheff Utd

Sheff Utd

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Stoke

Stoke

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Sunderland

Sunderland

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Swansea

Swansea

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 Watford

Watford

0 0 0 0 0 0
1 West Brom

West Brom

0 0 0 0 0 0

A quickfire FAQ on Stoke – Blackburn

Stoke vs Blackburn prediction

  • Where is the match being played? – Bet365 Stadium
  • Who do the bookmakers have as favourites? – Stoke
  • What time does the match kick off?  20:00 GMT

Ash is an experienced sports writer who has an extensive background in data analytics. Here, he combines those skills to provide you, the reader, with engaging and well researched content. Oh, and Ash is an Ipswich Town fan!