Derby County v Blackburn Rovers Preview

August 2, 2013 | By

2013 Premier League Asia Trophy Free Bets No Deposit RequiredThe 2013 English Championship continues on Sunday afternoon with Derby County taking on Blackburn Rovers at the Pride Park Stadium in Derby.

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game that can be seen exclusively Live on Sky Sports 1 High Definition, with a scheduled 16:00pm (BST) Kick Off Time.

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers Preview, English Championship, Sunday 4th August 2013

Derby County and Blackburn Rovers will on Sunday be presented with a special blue plaque in honour of being 2 of the 12 founding football clubs, and the Football League Chairman Greg Clark will be on hand before the game to hand out these prestigious awards as the league celebrates 125 years of success. Its going to be a cracking Championship fight this year with 12 teams believing they can challenge for the few playoff spots available and with the promise of playing in the biggest league in the world then why not get excited as Derby County look to book their place back into the big league.

Blackburn Rovers manager Gary Bowyer has been a busy man this year when it comes to the transfer market bringing in a massive total of 9 players during the summer break, and he has been saying he could also add a further 4 players before their season kicks off on Sunday. So you would guess that Bowyer sees his side as one of these 12 teams who would be challenging for promotion this year after spending so long in the top flight league known as the Premiership.

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers Team News

Derby County Team News:

Derby have been busy during the summer transfer window as they have added 5 new names to their squad, with former Watford midfielder John Eustace being offered a one year deal as the 33 year old impressed during preseason. Also in addition Derby have also signed goalkeeper Lee Grant, left back Craig Forsyth and new strikers Johny Russel and Chris Martin. Manager Nigel Clough has told the clubs official website that they have tried to sign John Eustace on many occasions during the past and have finally got their man even though it has come at the ending of his career.

Blackburn Rovers Team News:

With the continued restructuring and building of the Blackburn squad this summer the Rovers have seen some solid signings with the likes of Tommy Spur and Tom Cairney who will certainly strengthen the team for the upcoming promotion push. It doesn’t stop there also as on going talks continue with Aston Villa’s Barry Bannan who is struggling to agree personal terms and while they wait on the Scotland international there are reports also that Blackburn have targeted Wolves ace David Davis who could be an alternative if the Bannan deal falls through.

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers to Head Statistics

13/04/13 CHA Blackburn Rovers – Derby County 2 : 0
26/01/13 FAC Derby County – Blackburn Rovers 0 : 3
20/10/12 CHA Derby County – Blackburn Rovers 1 : 1
03/05/08 PRL Blackburn Rovers – Derby County 3 : 1
30/12/07 PRL Derby County v Blackburn Rovers
1 : 2

Who Has The Advantage?

Blackburn Rovers win the head to head statistics here having won 4 and drawing the 5th which gives them the clear advantage here.

Average Goals Per Game?

A solid 14 goals have been scored in the last 5 encounters between these two ancient teams which gives us an exciting average of 2.8 goals per game which should give us an eventful Sunday with plenty of goals.

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers Recent Form

Derby County: W W W L W

Blackburn Rovers: D D W W L

Derby County’s form comes out top here with an impressive 4 wins from 5 games.

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers Match Betting Odds Market.

Derby County are favorites coming into the match regardless of the fact they haven’t beaten Blackburn in many years, so could well be worth a bet with average odds of 6/5 with Paddy Power – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw could be an option here with odds of 12/5 with Skybet – £10 Free Bets No Deposit For New Customers Registering an Account.

Blackburn Rovers I would of thought would be favorites here having beaten Derby on 4 of their last meetings and with these odds it could be well worth your money @ 14/5 with Bet365 – £200 Free Bets For New Customers Registering an Account.

Derby County v Blackburn Rovers Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Even though Blackburn Rovers have beaten Derby County 4 times and drawn the other from the last 5 head to head matches it could take this rebuilt side time to gel as they have bought in 9 new players so far with the possible addition of 4 more before this game kicks off. But regardless I will have a couple of cheeky bets and guess the correct score come Sunday.

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