Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers Betting Tips and Odds – 12/08/17

Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers Betting Tips and Odds

In our Blackburn Rovers v Doncaster Rovers betting preview we look at the best possible bets between the two sides.


It’s a fight of the newly-relegated and the newly-promoted on Saturday afternoon, as Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn Rovers welcome Darren Ferguson’s Doncaster Rovers to Ewood Park. Blackburn Rovers didn’t get off to the dream start they’d hoped for, losing away to Southend United on the opening day of the season, but this would be an ideal opportunity to get their first win of the new campaign. Doncaster Rovers were held to a draw on their returning fixture in League One before enjoying an impressive victory in the EFL Cup’s midweek games. They will be on the hunt for a double-promotion, but that’s obviously a lot to ask for. These sides last faced in 2014, where Blackburn won by a goal to nil.

Rudy Gestede scored in the forty-fifth minute to take all three points from Doncaster back in 2014

Despite losing their first game, Blackburn remain favourites for promotion

The last year has seen a lot of upset for Blackburn Rovers, who were looking more promising through the arrival of Tony Mowbray, but even his magic hands couldn’t prevent a move down to League One. He remains manager on his continued quest to instil a new-found stability into the side, with high hopes that he’ll be capable of doing just that in the comings months. They opened the season with a distressing away defeat to Southend United, where the club’s fans were anything but inspired by the team’s performance. A far more promising 3-1 victory over Coventry City in the EFL Cup has lined Rovers up to put on a better showing here.

Signing Cardiff City midfielder Peter Whittingham on a free transfer could be one of the best pieces of business in League One this summer, with the midfield also strengthened by the acquisition of Gillingham’s Bradley Dack and Rotherham United’s Richard Smallwood. Their midfield remains an issue despite the obvious reinforcements, as many criticised Tony Mowbray’s players in the position during their defeat to Southend, but it’s hoped that the poor display is simply a case of teething problems while they become better accustomed to their new surroundings. Danny Graham is one player who is sure to make an impact on the league, as he racked up thirteen goals last season.

Blackburn looked confident in their EFL Cup win over Coventry

Safety from immediate relegation has to come as Doncaster’s main priority

After finding themselves relegated in the previous season, Doncaster Rovers proved why they were favourites for an immediate return, pushing fiercely to guarantee their place back in League One. Their next objective will be to assure that they don’t slip down a division like last time, but there’s more chances of that being carried out successfully, as Darren Ferguson will have rallied his players for a more organised set of performances. Welcoming Gillingham to what should have been a simple home victory for Donny, in fact, ended as a goalless draw, but a point is a point, especially in the opening few weeks. A second successive promotion is certainly something that they can rule out while they assure stability.

Their home draw with Gillingham didn’t prompt all that much excitement for fans of the club but a big EFL Cup clash with regular League One play-off favourites Bradford City was enough to give Doncaster a worthwhile fight. It kicked off with Donny scoring after just eight minutes, then cancelled out by a response before the half-time whistle was blown. Darren Ferguson’s side then scored to take the lead again, facing yet another equaliser from Bradford, but their determination shone through ahead of all else, as they scored in the eighty-eighth minute to seal a massive 3-2 victory. That result is a big statement to those uncertain of their ability in League One.

Doncaster’s late EFL Cup win at Bradford is enough to give hope to their fans


If you think Blackburn will get their first league win of the season, you can gets odds of 10/11 on Coral. If you expect this game to end at a draw, odds of 14/5 on Bet365. If you want to back Doncaster Rovers to cause an upset, they’re priced at 16/5 on Paddy Power to win.

Recommended Bets:

Blackburn to win (Best priced at 10/11 on Coral) – BET HERE

Both teams to score (Best priced at 11/12 on 188Bet) – BET HERE

Danny Graham to score anytime (Best priced at 23/20 on BetVictor) – BET HERE

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