Our prediction for this Championship match:
Watford and Blackburn Rovers go head to head at Vicarage Road in what is expected to be one of the most interesting games of Wednesday’s program. The Hornets did well to bounce back from a loss to Reading, with the team beating Derby on the road thanks to Pedro’s goal. Vladimir Ivic’s men have conceded no more than one goal in the Championship so far this term, and they are likely to rely on their rock-solid defence in the midweek clash.
Stipe Perica returns to contention for the hosts after serving the last of his three-match ban at the weekend. The Riversiders, on the other hand, have been struggling in front of goal of late, and given the solidness of Watford’s defence, a low-scoring is on the cards at Vicarage Road. In their last meeting in the Championship Watford recorded a hard-fought 1-0 win over Blackburn, and the history is likely to repeat itself.
Highlighted Player (Joao Pedro):
Joao Pedro played for Atletico Mineiro during his youth career and he made no less than 11 appearances for the club at senior level. The Brazilian footballer, who was born on 9 March, 1992 in Ipatinga, signed a deal with Palermo on 30 August, 2010 and he made his debut for the Sicilian outfit in the Serie A on 17 January, 2011.
He came as a substitute to replace Josip Ilicic in a 3-1 defeat to Cagliari. On 29 January, 2011 he joined Vitoria Guimaraes on loan and on 19 August he was loaned to Penarol of Uruguay. After ending his loan spell with the Uruguayan team, the Brazilian midfielder joined Santos and he played 10 games for the Brazilian team.
On 1 July he signed a contract with Estoril and he moved to Cagliari at the end of the season. Joao Pedro has 11 caps for Brazil U17 and he scored one goal for the national team.
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.