Our prediction for this Championship match:
The Championship returns as Blackburn Rovers go head to head with West Bromwich Albion in an entertaining season opener at Ewood Park. Excitement reaches fever pitch as two promotion hopefuls clash in a high-stakes encounter. Both Blackburn and WBA have a point to prove this season, and, as a result, this fixture sets the stage for a thrilling contest. Blackburn's attacking prowess, led by new signing Niall Ennis, will test WBA's defence, but keep in mind that key attacker Ben Brereton Diaz has joined La Liga outfit Villarreal.
The Baggies, on the other hand, will rely on loanee Jeremy Sarmiento, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition back-line. Dara O’Shea, Tom Rogic, and Jack Livermore are no longer part of the team. As the Championship journey begins, both teams will be eager to make a statement and secure an early advantage and given their attacking potentials, both teams to score betting option should be considered.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888).
Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995).
Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.