Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Soccer Predictions and Betting : The English football season is returning once again, and with it comes all the excitement of watching different cups and championships in English football. And one such exciting competition is the EFL Cup. The EFL Cup often called the ‘Giant Killers’ cup is an exciting tournament where relatively smaller teams get a chance to compete against the top teams from the Premier League.
Premier League teams often give their youngsters and benched players a chance in this competition, and this gives the smaller teams a real chance in winning the match. And hence it got the ‘Giant Killing’ cup tag. So, the first round of this exciting cup is going underway with a match between, Blackburn Rovers and Doncaster. And with a view to going the distance in the competition, two teams will give it all that they have.
Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Soccer Predictions and Betting : Summary
Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Soccer Predictions and Betting : About the Teams
Blackburn Rovers were a top Premier League team before they were relegated to the Championship. They were the only team apart from Manchester United and Arsenal to win the Premier League in the 1990s. But since the relegation, they have had a difficult period to regain that top form.
They finished mid table in the championship last season – finishing 11th. Their recent form has also been a middle performance, they managed to get 7 points out of their last 5 matches, where they lost 2 matches, won, 2 matches and had a draw in the other match.
If we take a look at Doncaster, they play in Football League One, which is the third tier of English Football and a league lower than their opponents Blackburn Rovers. They had a similar finish in their league last season, where they finished mid table as well, finishing 9th in the league table.
Going into the first round of the EFL Championship, they have had a decent run of form. They have won 3 of their last 5 matches and lost the other 2, gaining 9 points in the process, which is more than their opponents.
Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Soccer Predictions and Betting : Recent Match Stats
Blackburn and Doncaster haven’t played a lot of matches against each other, they have faced each other only 4 times where they share the wins with 2 apiece.
The biggest win for Blackburn is a slim 1-0 win which they secured in 2014, whereas the biggest Doncaster win is 3-1 win, and they secured this victory at Blackburn’s home ground Edwood Park, which came as recently as 2017. This victory will give Doncaster a lot of confidence when they face Blackburn for the first round of the EFL Championship.
Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Soccer Predictions and Betting : Offensive and Defensive Stats
Adam Armstrong was prolific in front of the goal for the Rovers, as he smashed 16 goals in the league and greatly helped Blackburn’s cause in finishing at the middle of the league table. Kieran Sadlier was the main man in front of the goal for Doncaster, hitting 11 goals and providing 6 assists for them.
Jon Taylor who is at second place has scored half as much goals with just 6 goals to his tally. Compare this to the Blackburn’s second and third highest goal scorer, they have Bradley Dack with 10 goals and Sam Gallagher with 7 goals all having more goals than Doncaster top 3 scorers.
The defence of Doncaster looks more solid as they have conceded just 33 goals in their league whereas Blackburn has conceded 63 goals in their league. Even if we account for the difference in quality and the no. of matches played, this is a significant difference in goals conceded.
Blackburn Rovers vs Doncaster Soccer Predictions and Betting By Different Platforms
Doncaster with a balanced defence and a Blackburn with a robust attack face off at Ewood Park this weekend for an exciting opening encounter for the EFL Cup. In the light of this encounter let’s take a look at the predictions and the betting odds for this match.
As per Kickoff the chances of Blackburn winning the match stands at 57% whereas the chances of a Doncaster victory is at 20%. Kickoff is giving a really slim chance to the away side to come off with a victory in the match.
Bet365 gives Blackburn Rovers edge over Doncaster. The betting odds for Doncaster stands at 5.0 while for Blackburn Rovers the odds stands at 1.61.
Football.sport-predictions.com however, gives Doncaster edge over Blackburn Rovers in Saturday’s match. As per the platform, Doncaster has 44% chances of winning the match while Blackburn Rovers have 37% chances of winning the match.
Looking at the odds from Bettingexperts, Blackburn Rovers enjoys lead over Doncaster in upcoming match on Saturday. The odds for Blackburn Rovers is placed at 1.70 and for Doncaster 5.25.
FcTables too predicts win for Blackburn Rovers in Saturday’s match. As per the platform, Blackburn Rovers have 56% chances of winning the match against Doncaster while Doncaster have only 19% chance of win.
Looking at the prediction and betting platforms, Blackburn Rovers do seem to have an edge over Doncaster in Saturday’s match, but the past records favors Doncaster over Blackburn. Therefore, the Saturday’s match seems to be completely open.