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            Watford vs. Blackburn Prediction, Tips & Stats

            Vicarage Road plays host to an interesting clash in the Championship this weekend as Watford host Blackburn Rovers.

            Watford currently sit 9th in the EFL Championship having won one, drawn one and lost one of their first three games of the season.

            The Hornets were one of the league's great underachievers last season and, unfortunately for them, they've started this campaign off on a fairly similar note.

            A thumping 4-0 win over Queens Park Rangers was quickly put in the rear view mirror following a 0-0 draw at home to Plymouth Argyle before a 1-0 defeat at Stoke City last time out.

            Watford will feel fairly hard done by in terms of the result in Stoke and will feel like their performance deserved something more, but they failed to assert their dominance over the game and ultimately can have no complaints.

            It's still early days for Watford and nothing is anywhere near close to being set in stone at this point, but there were question marks surrounding Valérien Ismaël's appointment during the summer and if form does not improve then anxiety over the club's promotion chances could quickly increase.

            They face a tricky game here but three points could have a transformative effect on the mood surrounding the club. It won't come easy but given recents results this is not really one they can tolerate losing.

            Blackburn Rovers currently sit 12th in the EFL Championship with one win, one draw and one loss from their first three games of the season.

            Rovers began their campaign with a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion followed by a 2-2 draw away at Rotherham United followed by a 1-2 loss to Hull City last weekend.

            It's been a promising yet somewhat underwhelming start to the season for Blackburn with last weekend's result an apt summation of their opening few games of the campaign.

            Rovers faced Hull City at Ewood Park and were reduced to ten men after just 17 minutes with left-back Harry Pickering given his marching orders for a cynical foul.

            Despite the numerical disadvantage, Rovers performed admirably with ten men and took the lead through Sam Gallagher on 74 minutes before an Aaron Connolly brace turned it around for Hull late on.

            Rovers missed a number of chances to win the game and performed very well with ten men but two lapse moments of defending allowed their opponents to steal three points after Jon Dahl Tomasson's side had defended admirably.

            Rovers have demonstrated a considerable amount of promise this season, especially given the limited resources manager Tomasson is currently working with, but key moments have not gone their way so far.

            It's early days, of course, but Blackburn need to find a way to make sure they capitalise on big moments of games to help swing them in their favour.

            Three points here would be a huge result for Blackburn and they should feel as though they have a very good chance of securing them.

            For our Watford vs. Blackburn prediction, we're going for a 1-1 draw.

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            Watford Team News

            Valérien Ismaël may make a few changed to the starting XI following defeat at Stoke last time out Ismael Kone and Tom Ince both looking to come into the starting lineup.

            Colombian youngster Yáser Asprilla will also be looking for a place in the XI after coming on early doors in the draw at Stoke.

            Jeremy Ngakia and Francisco Sierralta are both doubts after missing the trip to Stoke while James Morris was brought off in the first half of that game and could miss out here.

            Blackburn Team News

            Harry Pickering is unavailable through suspension after his red card last weekend with Callum Brittain the likely man to replace him at left-back.

            Arnór Sigurdsson is in the final stretch of his injury rehabilitation but this game will come too soon.

            Rovers secured the signing of Ireland U21 winger Andrew Moran on loan from Brighton and he could be named on the bench here.

            Sam Gallagher and Niall Ennis will both be looking for places in the starting lineup after their impact off the bench in recent games.

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