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Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Tips & Stats

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      • (9') S. Szmodics
      • (6') J. Windass
      • (58') M. Johnson
      • (64') A. Pears (OG)
      • (61') S. Szmodics
      • (77') H. Carter
      • (92') D. Hyam
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      • (67') M. Johnson
      • (69') L. Palmer
      • (93') W. Vaulks

          Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Betting Tip

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          Blackburn to win and over 2.5 goals @ 9/4
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          Last updated 22/05/2024

          Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday Prediction, Tips & Stats

          Ewood park is the venue for a pivotal game at the bottom of the Championship table as Blackburn Rovers are set to host Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday afternoon, with the game set to kick off at 12:30.

          The hosts currently sit in 17th position in the table and five points above the drop zone. This season is set to be Blackburn’s worst finish in the Championship since they returned to the league in the 2018/19 season.

          A win this weekend would mathematically secure Blackburn’s survival, however defeat would leave Rovers perilously close to the relegation zone heading into the final two games of the season.

          Blackburn come into this weekend on the back of a mixed run of form which has seen them record two wins, two defeats and one draw from their last five league games. Rovers secured an unlikely win against promotion-chasing Leeds United last time out.

          Sammie Szmodics scored an 82nd-minute winner to stun title-chasing Leeds. Szmodics was not to be denied his 30th goal of the season, punishing Leeds' wasteful attack and capitalising on a rare opening with a smart finish to dent Leeds' promotion hopes

          Sheffield Wednesday are currently sitting in 23rd position in the Championship table, however in what is a very congested bottom half of the table, the Owls could move out of the relegation zone with a win this weekend.

          The Owls have only won one of their last seven league games and they have drawn their last two games heading into this weekend. Last time out, Sheffield were only able to take a point away from their game against fellow championship strugglers Stoke City.

          Despite taking the lead in the game thanks to a 68th minute Liam palmer strike, the Owls were unable to hold onto their lead as the game finished 1-1.

          The fixture of Blackburn Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday is one of the oldest in the Football League, with the two sides having first met each other in 1880 in the FA Cup. In total, the two sides have faced each other on 157 occasions, with Blackburn having won 57 and Sheffiled having won 61.

          It was Sheffield Wednesday who recorded an emphatic 3-1 victory when these two sides faced each other earlier on in the season. Bailey Cadamarteri, Marvin Johnson and Josh Windass were on target as the hosts ended the four-match winless run they had endured.

          It is Blackburn who are heavily favoured heading into this weekend and they are currently priced @ 1/1, whilst an away win for Sheffield Wednesday is priced @ 13/5 and a draw is @ 5/2.

          We are backing Blackburn to win and over 2.5 goals because this is a fixture which often results in exciting, high-scoring games. Six of the last eight meetings between the two sides have resulted in over 2.5 goals.

          Sammie Szmodics will be aiming to secure the Championship golden boot by adding to his tally this weekend. The striker has scored 24 goals so far this season and a goal this weekend will put the golden boot into his grasp.

          Blackburn Rovers Team News

          Andrew Moran and Scott Wharton will face late fitness tests after they were both withdrawn against Bristol City last time out. Yasin Ayari could also return before the season ends after picking up a hamstring injury in training. John Fleck, Ryan Hedges, Harry Leonard and Arnor Sigurdsson won't play again until next season.

          Sheffield Wednesday Team News

          Danny Rohl has a number of injury concerns to deal with ahead of this weekend. Ian Poveda is not expected to play a part in proceedings as he continues to recover from a muscular injury. Elsewhere, Di’Shon Bernard is the only other confirmed absentee for this weekend.