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Everton has an opportunity to bounce back into the top ten of the Premier League this Saturday when it hosts Blackburn at Goodison Park. However, Blackburn can’t be underestimated after their big win against Fulham last weekend.
Everton has won four of its last ten matches against Blackburn, while Blackburn have taken three of these fixtures and three matches ended in draws. Blackburn has taken just one win at Goodison Park during this period.
Blackburn’s last visit to Everton produced a 2-0 victory for the home side.
Everton has won two, lost two and drawn two of its last five matches, and continues to struggle to find consistent form in a tough Premier League season. The club looked solid in its away draw against Aston Villa on the weekend, but hasn’t done well against some of the weaker teams at home this season.
Everton’s problems start up front, where just 5 goals have been scored in five matches. Defence has been letting them in at the same rate with 5 goals conceded – albeit with 2 clean sheets maintained.
Blackburn has finally managed to clamber out of the relegation zone with two wins, two defeats and a single draw to show for its last five matches. The club has looked impressive against some of the heavyweights, beating Man United, drawing with Liverpool and beating Fulham last weekend.
Blackburn has scored a total of 9 goals in its last five matches. Defence continues to be hugely problematic, with 8 goals let in during the same period and not one clean sheet to report.
Everton should win this match, but Blackburn have shown themselves to be more than capable of surprises. We’re therefore going to avoid placing match bets on this match, and instead look at the scoring rates of the two teams.
Blackburn is averaging close on 2 goals a game, while Everton is puttering along at 1 goal a game. However, its Blackburn that has the weak defence, while Everton’s defence should be able to close out the Blackburn backs.
In all it looks like a 2 goal match, as Everton will play to its strengths and Blackburn is going to struggle to crack the home side. Our Everton vs. Blackburn Rovers betting tip is to go with back bet on under 2.75 goals being scored in this match in the over/under goals betting markets.
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