Monday, Ewood Park, 8pm, live on Sky Sports 1
IT was three out of three for me on the Premier League yesterday so I'm confident ahead of tonight's Blackburn v Man United clash.
And I'm pretty sure the Reds will record a vital win that will lift them five points clear of title rivals Man City who slipped up against Sunderland on Saturday.
My Sunday successes were Newcastle – too big at 2-1 against Liverpool – Papiss Cisse at 2-1 to score and both teams to net at Spurs v Swansea (11-10).
So now to Ewood Park and game both sides will be desperate. It was 3-2 Blackburn when the sides met at Old Trafford at Christmas so it's worth looking at both teams to score at
20-23 at BetVictor or over 2.75 goals at 4-5 with bet365.
Last season it was 1-1 at Ewood but Man United ravaged Rovers 7-1 at home. Interestingly, the Reds have won just two of their last nine trips to Blackburn so anyone backing the home side can make a case for their thinking.
I don't know if Rovers' shock win makes me more or less confident about United's chances tonight.
The weekend was kind to Sir Alex Ferguson with City drawing but it was a nightmare for Rovers boss Steve Kean who saw relegation rivals Wigan, QPR and Bolton all pick up three points.
United are on a run of six league wins – the last three to nil – at just the right time and being over the course countless times before will help their cause. City boss Roberto Mancini reckons they won't be caught if they beat Rovers and QPR before City play again and that's just the incentive the champions need.
I can't see them slipping up although a best 2-5 with Betfred doesn't attract. Rovers are 8-1 with Stan James with the draw 21-5 at BetVictor. United are 6-4 at Skybet to win to nil for the fourth game running.
Wayne Rooney has bagged eight goals in his last six Premier League outings and is 4-5 at Blue Square to net at any stage and 3-1 with Coral to break the deadlock.
Javier Hernandez slammed in two in the 5-0 thumping of Wolves at Molineux and is 4-1 at Ladbrokes to hit the opener.
Antonio Valencia's run into form and also scored at Molineux. He's worth a look at 3-1 with unibet to net at any time.
United are now just 2-1 to win the title by seven or more points according to Ladbrokes. Their winning margin odds have changed substantially since City's draw with Sunderland and the firm also offer 2-1 the Reds win by five or six points.
A goal difference win is now a 50-1 outsider and it's just 8-1 they win all of their remaining fixtures.
Over 2.5 goals
Yakubu to score
Hernandez to score first