Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers will look to keep their playoffs hopes alive when they take on Bournemouth in the Championship round 45. The Riversiders impressed in a 4-1 over Preston, but they face yet another must-win situation against the Cherries. Blackburn have no other choice but to stick to their attacking style of play, and, as always, a man to watch in the home team will be Ben Brereton. Reda Khadra remains in the recovery room, but he should be the only absentee in the home side.
The Cherries, on the other hand, showed character in their last league fixture, with the team coming from three goals behind to share the spoils with Swansea City. Bournemouth are on the right track to secure automatic promotion to the Premier League, but they can’t afford any complacency in the last two games of the season. Given their attacking potential, we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score. The likes of Rogers, Zemura, Davis, Stanislas, and Brooks should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Bradley Dack):
Born in Greenwich, England on December 31, 1993, Bradley Dack is a midfielder who plays for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. Bradley Dack began his youth career at Charlton Athletic back in 2005 and five years later he moved to Corinthian. However, the English footballer started his senior career at Gillingham, making his league debut against Bradford City on August 18, 2012. 20 days later he scored his first senior goal as he found the net in Football League trophy clash against Crawley Town.
Before joining Blackburn Rovers on June 27, 2017 Bradley Dack played four games on loan for Braintree Town, scoring one goal in those league games. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is used as both right and left midfielder as well. Dack once described himself as “free role behind two strikers”.
The Blackburn Rovers midfielder often finds the net and it has to be noted that he scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Riversiders in the 2017/2018 League One campaign.
Highlighted Team (Bournemouth):
Bournemouth are a professional football club that was formed back in 1890. The Cherries secured promotion to the Premier League in the 2015/2016 season, with the team making it to the English top flight for the first time ever.
Bournemouth play their home games at Dean Court and the capacity of the stadium is 11,469.
The Cherries enjoyed a very successful season on their Premier League debut, with the team beating the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United in the national championship. Glenn Murray scored the winner for Bournemouth in the 1-0 win over the capital club at Stamford Bridge and that is probably the greatest victory in the club’s history.
Bournemouth have been participating in the FA Cup since 1913, but they have yet to win the trophy in the prestigious competition. It has to be noted that the club’s original name Boscombe Athletic Football Club was changed to Bournemouth back in 1923 as the club owners wanted the Cherries to be more representative of the district.