Bet on Blackburn vs Newcastle – Toon winless in six against Rovers

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Four shots and three goals is about all you can take from the reverse fixture between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United earlier this season, and you can expect a tense affair at Ewood Park on Saturday.

Both teams are dangerously close to being drawn into a relegation battle with Blackburn available at 8/1 to go down and Newcastle 10/1, and Saturday’s clash will go a long way to deciding the fates of both sides.

Match Odds

Considering they have won all of their last six ties against Newcastle, Blackburn look incredible value at 11/10 to win on Saturday and are the pick of this weekend’s Premier League betting.

Newcastle may be flying high after a stunning second half fightback against Arsenal, but Alan Pardew’s signing of Shefki Kuqi is a sign that the Toon manager is preparing for a relegation scrap and punters should stay away from the 12/5 for Newcastle to win.

Newcastle have drawn three of their last five matches though and a point would delight Pardew and the draw is available at 12/5.

Total Goals

The last four winners at Ewood Park in games between these two have scored exactly three goals, and over 2.5 goals at 5/6 looks the pick of the scoring markets.

Blackburn have won their last two home games with Newcastle 3-0 and 3-1, and with Newcastle scoring four last week, a 3-1 win for Blackburn on Saturday offers plenty of value at 16/1.

Both teams to score at 4/6 is appealing as is the 10/11 for the second half to produce more goals considering 70 per cent of the goals Blackburn concede come in the second half.

But beware, should Newcastle take the lead, Blackburn are the only team in the league yet to take a point in a game where they’ve fallen behind.

A £10 stake on Jason Roberts scoring first and Blackburn winning 3-1would return £750. New customers can sign up here for a free bet worth £25.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.