Tip Blackburn - Watford
Watford were relegated from the Premier League last season but may well make a swift return. They are third in the table and travel to out-of-form Blackburn Rovers who are 12th. Watford are only out of the top two on goal difference. They are in top form at present and a win here will be their fourth league victory in a row. They have only one loss in their last nine league games with six of them won. Watford haven't always been high scorers this season but have eight in their last two league fixtures. That includes a 6-0 home hammering of Bristol City. Away form hasn't always been top rated this season with four wins, seven draws and four losses on the road. Form has picked up though with two wins and two draws in the last four and no goals conceded in the last three. Goals have been in short supply though with just eight scored in 15 away league games but only nine conceded.
Blackburn Rovers are in the bottom half of the Championship and ten points behind the final promotion play-off position (with a game in hand). Looking in the opposite direction, they are ten points above the relegation zone and played a game more. They are on a terrible run of form though at presentw with four straight league defeats. Only one of the teams that has beaten them are in the top half of the table, namely 10th placed Barnsley. Three of the four losses have been away from home. Form on home territory has seen Blackburn win six out of 14 league games. Only two of the last six has been won though. With Watford on a promotion charge, an away win is the tip here.
Key points Blackburn - Watford
Blackburn have lost their last four league games.
Watford have won their last three league fixtures.
Watford have eight points from their last four away league matches.
Blackburn have only won two of their last six home league games.
Conclusion Blackburn - Watford
Watford are in top form at present and could well make an immediate return to the Premier League. They have won each of their last three league games and two of the last four on the road. Blackburn are struggling for form and if not getting back into winning ways, could end up in a relegation battle. They have lost four in a row and the tip here is an away win.
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Blackburn Watford Prediction published on February 22, 2021