Blackburn vs Burnley – Wednesday 23rd August 2017 – 19:45 

Blackburn are 2/1 with Danny Graham at 5/1 to score first.

Blackburn face Burnley at Edwood Park on Wednesday evening, in a tantalizing second round match in the Carabao Cup.

Rovers come into this match in mixed form, despite securing their first win of the new season against Bradford at the weekend.

Dominic Samuel (47) scored the only goal of the game for Blackburn, with the striker heading in a Craig Conway cross.

Both sides were evenly matched, with both sides enjoying similar levels of possession, Bradford enjoying 49% and Blackburn enjoying 51%.

They both had nine shots in the match, but Blackburn were twice as clinical, with four shots compared to Bradford's two.

Tough Start

That was Blackburn's first points of the new League One season, having been beaten in their opening two games.

They were one of the front runners to win the league, having been relegated from the Championship.

Defeats against Doncaster and Southend gave them a slightly rocky start, they will be delighted to be up and running now.

They face local rivals Burnley in this fixture, beating their bitter rivals will give them a huge confidence boost.

 

Rovers Underdogs

Blackburn come into this match as underdogs, with Burnley's Premier League status informing the bookies.

Rovers have already beaten Coventry to progress to this stage, they would dearly love to beat Burnley too.

Blackburn will be looking for their 22nd victory in 56 matches against Burnley.

New Season

The Clarets come into this match in mixed form, after suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat against West Brom.

Hal Robson Kanu went from zero to hero in the space of 12 minutes late in the second half.

The Welshman scored the only goal of the game in the 71st minute, with a smart finish to give the Baggies the three points.

His impact on the game didn't end there though, with Robson Kanu sent off (83) for an elbow on Matthew Lowton.

Burnley completed dominated possession with 62% of the ball, 20 total shots but they failed to convert any of them on target.

Tough Follow Up

After beating Champions Chelsea away and scoring three goals, West Brom were always going to be a tough follow up.

Their home record was the main reason they stayed up last season, so to have already lost one match will disappoint Sean Dyche.

Burnley had one of the best home records in the Premier League last season, with only Tottenham and Chelsea bettering it.

They have also made a signing this week, with forward Chris Wood arriving from Leeds to replace Andre Gray.

 

Clarets Favourites

Burnley come into this match as favourites, with their Premier League status decisive for the bookies.

Sean Dyche's men will be looking to win this opening league cup fixture, with the added spice of playing local rivals Blackburn.

The Clarets will be looking to make it four straight wins against Blackburn.

Burnley are 13/10 with Chris Wood at 9/2 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Wood to score first @ 9/2

Tip 2 – Burnley to win 2-1 @ 8/1

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