Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United Preview

February 18, 2017 | By

Bet365 - £200 Matched Bonus Bets for New Customers Registering an AccountFA Cup 5th Round action on Sunday afternoon comes from Ewood Park and features Blackburn Rovers versus Manchester United

View our Betting Preview, Tips, Predictions and Match Odds for the game which can be seen Live on BT Sports 2 High Definition with a scheduled 16:15pm (GMT) Kick Off Time.

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United Preview, FA Cup 5th Round, 19th February 2017

Blackburn Rovers head into this game having had an awful season so far and find themselves in desperate trouble at the wrong end of the league table in 23rd place having secured just 29pts !

The hosts made it through to this 5th round tie against Manchester United after beating Blackpool 2-0 at home in the previous round, but they could really do without the distraction of this tournament as surely the club will want to concentrate solely on escaping the relegation battle they currently find themselves in and I can’t really see a shock happening in this one.

Manchester United head into the game having had an average season by their standards and currently occupy 6th position in the league table but the club is still in with a big chance of securing a champions league place next season and their manager will definitely want to win this tournament.

The visitors made it through to this 5th round tie against Blackburn Rovers after beating Wigan Athletic 4-0 at home and that result does go to show that both the players and the management team are taking this competition very seriously indeed and like most people, I would expect United to progress through to the quarter finals come Sunday evening.

Blackburn Rovers Team News:

Blackburn’s Hope Akpan (misconduct) and Elliott Bennett (offensive language) are both suspended after receiving bans following the 2-1 defeat by Sheffield Wednesday.

Lucas Joao is cup-tied, Tommy Hoban and Corry Evans are not yet ready for duty and Sam Gallagher misses out after receiving 12 stitches for a knee injury suffered at Hillsborough.

Manchester United Team News:

Wayne Rooney, Michael Carrick and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are doubts for Manchester United. Rooney and Carrick missed Thursday’s Europa League tie against St Etienne with minor muscular injuries, with Mkhitaryan absent from the last-32 first leg through illness.

Centre-back Jones will be hoping to return from a foot injury in time to face his former club, while Luke Shaw is pushing for a chance after being overlooked for United’s previous four squads.

Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United Head to Head Statistics:

Sunday’s afternoon game from Ewood Park will become the 96th meeting overall between the two clubs over the years, of which Blackburn have won 26 times with 16 of those victories having came with home advantage.

Manchester United have won 45 times overall with 17 of those victories having came away from home.

As we can see in the head to head statistics table below which shows the results of those last two meetings between the two clubs, we see Manchester United with a slight advantage having won twice compared to Blackburn Rovers having won just the once and the remaining two matches having finished all square.

02/04/12 PRL Blackburn Rovers – Manchester United
0 : 2
31/12/11 PRL Manchester United – Blackburn Rovers 2 : 3
14/05/11 PRL Blackburn Rovers – Manchester United
1 : 1
27/11/10 PRL Manchester United – Blackburn Rovers 7 : 1
11/04/10 PRL Blackburn Rovers – Manchester United
0 : 0

Previous Average Goals Per Game Statistics

306 Goals have been scored in the previous 95 meetings between the two clubs and this provides us with an overall average goals per game statistic of 3.22.

144 of those Goals have came in the 47 previous matches played at Ewood Park and this generates us an average goal scoring statistic of 3.06.

Based on both sets of data shown above it does seem to suggest that this game should see at least a few goals grace the back of the nets on Sunday afternoon and the betting market Total Goals 2 or 3 looking a good option to get on for this game.

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Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United Recent Form All Competitions (Left to Right)

Blackburn Rovers: W L W D L

Manchester United: W D W W W

Manchester United head into this game with a clear advantage on the recent form statistics having managed four wins and one draw from their previous five matches played in all competitions, compared to Blackburn Rovers who have won two, drawn one and lost two of their previous five matches played.

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Blackburn Rovers v Manchester United Match Betting Odds Market

Blackburn Rovers are having a terrible season, look destined for relegation and would need a miracle to see them have any real chance of winning this game on Sunday afternoon in front of their home fans. So no real surprise to see the online bookmakers offering up a current best price of 12/1 with Bet365 – Receive £200 Matched Bonus Bets when Registering a New Account.

The Draw is currently a best price of 5/1 with BetFred – Bet £10 & Receive £30 Free Bets Registering a New Account and although I doubt very much this game will finish all square myself, unless Manchester United have a very very bad day indeed.

Manchester United are no real value with the online bookmakers to win this game at their current odds on offer of 3/10 with Ladbrokes – Receive £50 Free Bets when Registering a New Account, but it might attract some of the big hitters as this surely has to be a banker win for United ?

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Blackburn Rovers v Mancheste United Match Predictions, Tips & First Goal Scorer Bets.

Blackburn have it all to do in this game for me and when they concede, which I think will definitely be during the first half of this game, their heads will no doubt drop and United will probably go on and have a bit of a field day and win with ease.

However, Blackburn do have a reasonable record against United over the years and the fans and players will no doubt be aware of this and if Lincoln City can cause one of the biggest shocks in the history of this tournament then Blackburn will believe they can as well and will probably be a lot more confident than they were of getting something from this match.

Onto some predictions then and my Banker Free Tip for this game is going to be for Manchester United To Win Both Halves as I fully expect the visitors to score in the first half and then go on to seal an easy victory during the second and this type of bet does represent value in a match where very little value is to be had.

My First Goalscorer Free Tip for this game will be for Manchester United Striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Score the 1st Goal of the Game as with being the clubs top goalscorer, he will see this game as a real chance to increase his tally for the season.

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