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Blackburn the bet

Posted on by Tom Warrington

Blackburn may be doomed to relegation but they still look worth a punt at 9/5 to beat Wigan at Ewood park tonight (8pm KO, Live on Sky Sports 1).

Steve Kean’s side are 1/100 to go down after results went against them yesterday.

Fellow strugglers QPR beat Sunderland 1-0 to move into 16th – ahead of Bolton on goals – after the Trotters blew a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with West Brom.

That means that Wanderers are now six points adrift of safety with just two games to play, and are now left merely playing for pride.

They will surely want to give their home fans something to cheer about, and the stats suggest that they have every chance of beating Wigan.

The Latics have never won at Blackburn in any competition, and have lost on their last five visits to Ewood Park.

So although Rovers have lost six of their last 7 league matches compared to the visitors who have won five of their 7 there is a case to be made for backing them at 9/5 with Boylesports and Hills in what is effectively a coin toss game.

Another bet that appeals is over 2.5 goals at a generally available price of 8/11.

There have been 13 between the sides in the last two meetings, and there is every chance of plenty once again as neither will be playing for a draw.


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