Bournemouth and Blackburn meet on Saturday, from 17:00, in one of the most awaited confrontations of the first stage of the new Championship season. We are expected to see a spectacular match!
Manager Eddie Howe and the management of the Bournemouth club have decided that it is the right time for major changes after the demotion suffered at the end of last season.
Eddie Howe has been fired, and the fact that several key players have been sold this summer makes the immediate return to the first stage of British football a rather difficult mission for Bournemouth.
Aaron Ramsdale, Nathan Ake and Callum Wilson are just three of the important players sold for a lot of money during this period. Therefore, it is expected that the new manager Jason Tindall will face more difficulties if no important acquisitions are made until the end of the transfer period.
Bournemouth had a weak second half of the season, which ended in a relegation to the Championship… the only team to have fewer home victories in the previous Premier League season was Norwich.
Bournemouth have lost just 2 of their last 5 Premier League games last season and won 3-1 against Everton in the final round, but that was not enough to avoid relegation.
For the third consecutive season, Blackburn Rovers have improved their final position in the standings, and Tony Mowbray continues to get the best out of his players.
Last season he finished in 11th place, 7 points below the play-off area, and in the new season there is hope that he will be ranked in the first six teams.
This will not be easy for a team that does not invest much, but the positive factor is that most of the important players from previous seasons were kept at the club.
Blackburn’s journey will depend a lot on the performances he will have in the trips next season.
This team finished last season with only one victory in the last 4 stages, and in the last 6 trips it suffered 5 defeats.
⚽️History of Direct Confrontations.
Borunemouth defeated Blackburn at home with a score of 3-2 in a League Cup match played in the fall of 2018.
Football Prediction of the Day Bournemouth vs Blackburn
Bournemouth may be overrated as it is a relegated team from the Premier League, and many bettors could risk winning it. However, we must not forget that Bournemouth had a really weak second half of the season in the Premier League, and this summer it sold the most valuable players and broke up with the manager who led the team for 8 years. On the other hand, Blackburn is a team that has put problems in many trips from the previous season. Only four teams have scored more away goals than Blackburn in the previous Championship season, and my inclination is towards a match that can produce at least 3 goals. Blackburn is able to score in this move, but is also vulnerable on defense, especially when not on their own ground. In my opinion, both teams can score 1 or more goals in this match so my prediction is over 2.5 goals.
Bet Tips: over 2.5 goals