Watford vs Blackburn Rovers Match Preview and Prediction
Coming up on Wednesday evening (UK time), Watford will be taking on Blackburn Rovers at Vicarage Road with a 7:45pm start. This is a Championship fixture.
It will be televised by Sky Sports Red Button in the UK.
Read on for preview, match prediction and betting tip.
The FTG analysis to follow will highlight why and where the value is in this one.
Here you will learn the reasons why Frog is outlining the value available in this match. This is marked as a Gold bet opportunity.
Betting Odds for Watford vs Blackburn Rovers
To summarise the Match Odds:
Watford: 2.1 (William Hill)
Draw: 3.4 (Bet Victor)
Blackburn Rovers: 3.85 (Unibet)
On the O/U 2.5 Total Goals lines, the top price for Over 2.5 goals is 2.2 via 888sport whereas the best price for Under 2.5 goals is 1.72 with the line makers Bet365.
Next up, the current prices for the Both Teams To Score market. "Yes" is currently available at 1.94 with 888sport or "No" is currently offered at 1.95 with Bet Victor.
Head To Head
Watford played Blackburn Rovers in 2015; it was a Championship match. The winners on the day were Watford with a winning margin of 1-0.
Over the last ten years, the two teams have played 6 times. Watford have emerged victorious in 2 of these head-to-head matches, while Blackburn Rovers have won 2 matches. There have been 2 draws.
When these sides have met, there has been an average of 2.83 goals during regulation play. Watford have scored an average of 1.67 and Blackburn Rovers have scored an average of 1.17 each game.
A look at this match-up for the travelling team reveals that whichever side has been the visiting team has won 33% of these fixtures. The home side has prevailed in 33% of these matches.
Watford have 10 points in The Championship, which puts them in 5th place.
There has been 31 matches played by them in the last year. They have 11 wins; 8 draws; and 12 losses. This recent form puts Watford on a Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 35%-25%-38%.
During this recent year, they average 1.1 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.13.
Let's look at their record at home over the same time-frame. They have a win rate of 53% (8 wins) from 15 home fixtures. 26% (4) of these home games have been a draw, with the remaining 20% (3) ending in a loss.
Their home scoring record for this period shows that their average number of goals scored is 1.47 and they have conceded 0.93 on average.
Their recent performance, both home and away, shows that they have a total of 9 goals in their last ten matches. In this time they have a win rate of 50%. Of those ten matches, 4 of them have seen both sides score. The total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 3 from their last ten.
In 10th place in Championship with 7 points we have the away team, Blackburn Rovers.
Looking over the last year, they have played 36 matches. They have 15 wins; 10 draws; and 11 losses. This gives Blackburn Rovers a recent Win-Draw-Loss rate of: 41%-27%-30%.
Over this 12-month period, they average 1.67 goals per match. They have conceded an average of 1.11.
On the road in the last 12 months, they have a win rate of 35% (7 wins) in their 20 away fixtures. 20% (4) of these matches have been a draw, with the remaining 45% (9) being a loss.
When the visiting side in this time, their average number of goals scored is 1.8 and they have conceded 1.4 on average.
Across all competitions, their recent performance data shows that they have scored 22 goals in their last ten matches; they have won 5 of these matches. The total number of times that Blackburn Rovers and whoever they've played have also scored is 5 matches in those ten and the total number of matches with over 2.5 goals scored is 6 from the last ten.
Frog's betting tip for Watford vs Blackburn Rovers
Looking at this match-up, Frog will be taking Yes in the both teams to score market. Frog thinks that both sides will concede a goal at some stage during in this match. If you agree with this one, you can get involved at 1.94 with the 888sport BTTS market. The evidence suggests that the Yes side of this line is the value play. This concludes the preview for this gold bet prediction.