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29/09/2018 Kick Off:  3:00 pm Ewood Park V Predicted Score:1 - 1

Away Nottingham Forest

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Match Summary

1 Look out for:

A tight game. This fixture has produced closely-fought contests in recent season, with Blackburn winning both games in the Championship during the 2016/17 season by a single goal. Tony Mowbray’s side are 13/5 with Paddy Power to do so again here. 

13/5 Blackburn to win by one goal
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2 We fancy:

With the best football betting tips for this game predicting a close encounter, the score draw could be a strong bet. You can back that at 15/4 with bet365, while the 1-1 draw is available at 6/1 with the same bookmaker. 

15/4 Score draw
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3 It's a long shot, but…

Lewis Grabban’s late penalty broke the deadlock and earned Forest all three points at home to Rotherham on Saturday. The visitors are 17/2 with 888sport to win this game 1-0 in your football score predictions, rising to 33/1 with Grabban as the scorer. 

17/2 Forest to win 1-0
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One to Watch: Bradley Dack

Blackburn paid an initial fee of just £750,000 to sign Bradley Dack from Gillingham in the summer of 2017, and the midfielder proved to be a magnificent buy last season. He scored 18 goals in 42 League One appearances, suppling a real threat from deep. 

The question was always going to be whether he could produce the same form in the Championship, the highest level he’s played at. The answer so far seems to be a resounding yes. Dack has six goals in seven games so far this season, and he’s 19/4 for the first goal on Saturday with 888sport. 

19/4 Dack to score first
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Team News

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Jacob Davenport is a doubt for this game as he continues to recover from a hip injury. Ben Gladwin and Dominic Samuel are both out for the season so there’s no chance of them featuring in your Championship predictions for Saturday. 

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Visiting boss Aitor Karanka has two injury concerns heading into this game. Hillal Soudani picked up a knee problem earlier this month, while Daryl Murphy’s calf issue could keep him out at the weekend. 

Blackburn Rovers vs Nottingham Forest Betting Tips, Preview & Predictions

Danny Graham is a threat for Blackburn Rovers as they take on Nottingham Forest in the Championship this weekend

This Championship preview brings together two sides who were both victorious at the weekend. Blackburn Rovers got back to winning ways to continue their impressive start to the season, while Nottingham Forest are looking for their third win in a row at Ewood Park on Saturday. 

Blackburn are 21/10 in your football predictions, so they start this game as the favourites. Rovers have reacted well to a 4-1 loss at Bristol City at the start of this month, getting credible draws against promotion hopefuls Aston Villa and Derby County. Last weekend, Tony Mowbray’s side turned over Stoke City 3-2 away, moving to within two points of the play-off places after promotion from League One last season. 

Forest are 14/5 for the win, and they start this game above their hosts only by virtue of goal difference. They took their time to break down a stubborn Rotherham outfit last time out, but Forest are one of the Championship’s sleeping giants looking for a belated return to the top flight of English football. The Reds need to win games like this if they’re going to achieve that particular target. 

The draw is 12/5 and could be a strong football prediction considering the start the two teams have made to the new campaign. Just two goals separate the sides in the early standings, while three of the last five meetings between the clubs have ended all square. The two most recent matches produced a winner, but it was only by a single goal on both occasions. 

Danny Graham is the 4/1 favourite for the first goal in your football betting tips for the weekend. The experienced Rovers striker has three goals to his name so far this season, and is set to start up top on Saturday. Aitor Karanka will be hoping that Daryl Murphy is fit to play, as he has two in three so far in the Championship this term. He’s 13/2 for the first goal. 

Predicted Score: Blackburn Rovers 1 - 1 Nottingham Forest

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