League One action again for me in a game that will be played at Ewood Park and will kick off at 15:00 UK time. The game will be played between Blackburn Rovers and Scunthorpe United. The hosts are currently in 3rd in the table on 47 points from 23 games.
They didn’t start life in League One too well, however, they have been in great form of late and manager Mowbray seems to have got the squad playing together and as a result they are one of the favourites to gain automatic promotion this season. I’ve just seen that Wigan failed to win tonight at home to Charlton, this will no doubt give Blackburn a huge boost. Knowing a win tomorrow will see them just 3 points from top of the league. With this in mind I expect them to really attack the visitors, leaving them open to attacks in defence.
Blackburn haven’t lost a league game since 14th October vs Oldham, so it seems they are very hard to beat, however, their games at home shows they are liable in defence, recent games at Ewood have seem Blackburn concede vs teams such as Plymouth, Fleetwood, Barnet and Bristol Rovers. They do score plenty of goals (42 from 23 games) however, they also concede just under an average of a goal per game.
The visitors for the game are 4th placed Scunthorpe United. They have come so close to promotion in the past 2 seasons, they are still playing some great free flowing football. Scunthorpe know that a win here will see them overtake Blackburn and sneak into 3rd place, potentially even 2nd depending how Shrewsbury get on.
Scunthorpe seem to have found a little form of late and head into the game on the back of a draw and 2 wins. The last 3 games has seen BTTS on every occasion. These were a 2-2 draw at home to MK Dons, a 3-1 victory at home to Southend and a 3-2 victory away at Blackpool.
Like Blackburn Scunthorpe are liable in defence, however, their attacking play is very good for this league, I think we should see some goals here at Ewood Park.
Bet : Over 2.5 Goals