Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday

, KO: 12:30 Apr 21, 2024, Ewood Park
Sheffield Wednesday

Blackburn Rovers host Sheffield Wednesday in a Championship fixture on Sunday with both teams in need of an upturn in fortunes. Neither side has shown much defensive solidity lately and could be set to produce goals on Sunday.

Blackburn head into Sunday’s clash off the back of a 1-0 victory at Leeds United last time out in the Championship. They frustrated their hosts for much of the encounter before Sammie Szmodics scored the winner eight minutes from time.

Rovers may have won at the home of a title contender last time out but their form has been quite erratic lately. John Eustace’s men have picked up just two wins from their last 13 matches and are just five points above the relegation zone.

The strange thing about Blackburn Rovers lately is that they have done well on their travels and often struggle in front of their fans. They are winless in their last five matches at Ewood Park, although four of those fixtures have ended in draws.

Sheffield Wednesday are coming off a 1-1 draw with Stoke City in their previous Championship fixture. Liam Palmer opened the scoring in the second half but they failed to hold on and were quickly pegged back.

The Owls are currently in the relegation zone, just one point from safety and need a run of positive results to ease away from danger. They have picked up just one win in their last seven matches, although three of the last five fixtures in that run have ended in draws.

Sheffield United tend to do better on their travels and have claimed three wins from their last five away matches. Danny Rohl’s men claimed a 2-0 victory at QPR in their previous fixture on the road.

How the bookies view it

Blackburn Rovers have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 21/20 by Paddy Power to claim the win. A victory for Sheffield Wednesday is valued at 11/4 by bet365 while a draw is set at odds of 23/10 by Paddy Power.

Head to head

Sheffield Wednesday have a 38-35 edge with 26 draws from 99 previous matches against Blackburn Rovers. The Owls have also won the last two meetings and claimed a 3-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in December.

Players to watch

Sammie Szmodics has been the shining light in a disappointing season for Blackburn Rovers, scoring 24 Championship goals so far. The forward was also on target in the reverse fixture and is priced at 15/8 by bet365 to find the net on Sunday.

Sheffield Wednesday often spread their goals across the team but Ike Ugbo often features in attack and could be worth keeping an eye on. The striker has six Championship goals this season and is priced at 3/1 by bet365 to get on the score sheet.

Anything else catch the eye?

The reverse fixture produced over 3.5 goals, which is priced at 12/5 by BetVictor. Over 2.5 goals is valued at 10/11 by bet365 while both teams could be backed to score at 3/4 with Coral.

There were more goals after the break in the reverse fixture and a similar pattern is priced at 11/10 by Paddy Power.

This match between Blackburn Rovers and Sheffield Wednesday will be played on Apr 21, 2024 and kick off at 12:30. Check below for our tipsters best Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tips & Predictions
Over 2.5 goals
10/11
Bet365
Second half highest scoring half
11/10
PaddyPower
Sammie Szmodics anytime goalscorer
15/8
Bet365
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