West Bromwich Albion

West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers

, KO: 15:00 Jan 13, 2024, The Hawthorns
Blackburn Rovers

West Bromwich Albion will be aiming to maintain their promotion push as they host Blackburn Rovers in a Championship fixture on Saturday. The Baggies often do their best work at home and should have too much for Blackburn, who have been poor on their travels.

West Brom have enjoyed a solid campaign so far and will be keen to bring it all together with a playoff finish. Carlos Corberan’s men are currently fifth on the table but will need to be wary of fast rising Hull City, who are just outside the top six, three points behind.

The Baggies suffered a 1-0 defeat at Swansea City last time out in the Championship. However, they bounced back in fine style, claiming a 4-1 at Aldershot Town in an FA Cup third round fixture last weekend.

The win over Aldershot Town highlights a key aspect of West Brom’s campaign as they often do their best work at the Hawthorns. They are unbeaten in nine of their last 10 home matches, claiming seven wins in that run, including victories over Leeds United and Ipswich Town.

Blackburn Rovers are also coming off an FA Cup victory as they fought back from behind to claim a 5-2 victory over Cambridge United. Sammie Szmodics netted a hat-trick while Arnor Sigurdsson and Harry Leonard were also on target.

That result ended a run of five matches without a win for Blackburn Rovers, who have found things difficult this season. Jon Dahl Tomasson’s men are currently in the bottom half of the table, although there is no present relegation danger as they sit 10 points above the relegation zone.

The major problem for Blackburn Rovers is a poor record on their travels as they travel to the Hawthorns with four straight away defeats. They have suffered some heavy losses in that run, including a 4-0 hammering at Southampton.

How the bookies view it

West Brom have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 8/11 by Unibet to claim the win. An unlikely victory for Blackburn Rovers is valued at 15/4 with Paddy Power while a draw is set at odds of 3/1 with bet365.

Head to head

Blackburn Rovers have a 33-24 advantage with 22 draws from 74 previous matches against West Brom. They also claimed a 2-1 victory in the reverse fixture back in August.

Players to watch

West Brom have multiple attacking threats but Brandon Thomas-Assante could be worth keeping an eye on having scored seven goals this season. The forward has also been on target in two of the last three matches at the Hawthorns and is priced at 17/10 by William Hill to find the net on Saturday.

Sammie Szmodics has been the shining light for Blackburn Rovers this season and is the Championship leading scorer with 16 goals. The attacker has also found the net five times in his last three matches and is priced at 10/3 by bet365 to maintain his scoring run.

Anything else catch the eye?

West Brom and Blackburn Rovers have quality in attack and both teams could be backed to score at 8/11 with Betfred. The reverse fixture produced over 2.5 goals, which is priced at 3/4 by bet365 while Unibet is offering odds of 21/10 for over 3.5 goals.

The Baggies scored in both halves in their previous home fixture and could be set for a similar pattern at 13/8 with BoyleSports.

This match between West Bromwich Albion and Blackburn Rovers will be played on Jan 13, 2024 and kick off at 15:00. Check below for our tipsters best West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.

West Bromwich Albion vs Blackburn Rovers Betting Tips & Predictions
West Bromwich Albion to win
8/11
UniBet
West Bromwich Albion to score in both halves
13/8
Boylesports
Brandon Thomas-Assante anytime goalscorer
17/10
William Hill
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