Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 15/01/2019

Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United Betting Preview – 15/01/2019

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Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United

Ewood Park will be the host to Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United as they go head-to-head for the FA Cup Third Round Replay this Tuesday. The first meeting between these sides saw them settle with a 1-1 draw at St James’ Park and this time around Benitez will be looking to secure the win. Rovers head into this match off the back of a win over Millwall on the weekend, while Newcastle suffered a narrow 2-1 loss to Chelsea. With just one loss from their last five home games, Blackburn may prove to be tough opponents for the Premier League side.

The Third Round of the FA Cup was where Blackburn Rovers faced elimination last year after losing to Hull City 1-0, but after holding Newcastle United to a draw at St James’ Park they will be feeling confident that they can find a result to send them to the fourth round. Rovers sit down in 14th place in the Championship but due to a tightly congested table, a single win could see them jump up six places. The Championship side are the favourites for this fixture with odds of 7/5 with SkyBet if you fancy their chances against the Premier League opposition.

Following their 2-0 win over Millwall on the weekend, Blackburn are now unbeaten in their last three games across all competitions and have secured two wins over the course of those fixtures. Their most impressive win came against West Brom who they beat 2-1 thanks to Bradley Dack who scored the winning goal. Following his goal against Newcastle in the first meeting, Dack now has two goals in his last three games and can be backed to score anytime on Tuesday for a price of 2/1 with Bet365. The first meeting between the sides saw both sides get on the scoresheet and Betway has both teams to score priced at 17/20.


Rafael Benitez would have hoped for a win in the first meeting between these sides, but his side put out a strong performance against Chelsea on the weekend and will be hoping for a similar performance to see off his Championship opposition. As mentioned above, the first meeting ended 1-1 at St James’ Park and you can back there to be a repeat result with Bet365 for a price of 5/1. Or, if you fancy Newcastle, who arrives as the underdogs, to get the job done at Ewood Park they have odds of 2/1 with SkyBet

The Toon arrive in some poor form which has seen them go six games without a single win. Over the course of those fixtures, they have lost three and drawn three which has in turn seen them drop down into the relegation zone. In the last three games which Newcastle have scored in, they have managed to find the net just once on each occasion and Bet365 are offering odds of 6/4 for them to score just one goal against Blackburn Rovers.

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