Our prediction for this EFL Cup match:
Bournemouth will be looking to bounce back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Burnley when they host Blackburn Rovers at their Vitality Stadium in the 3rd round of the EFL Cup. The Cherries undisputedly produce much better showings at home than on the travels and that is the main reason why they are seen as favourites to win Tuesday’s football game. A man to watch in the home team will be experienced attacker Callum Wilson, who is likely to prove a handful for the opposition defenders. Blackburn, on the other hand, have been having their ups and downs in the Championship this season, but the fans should be happy with the way the Riversiders started the season. Anyhow, they face an uphill task in the EFL Cup clash against Bournemouth and we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Dan Gosling):
Dan Gosling is a midfielder who was born in Brixham, England on 1 February, 1990. He played for Brixham United and Plymouth Argyle during his youth career and he made his first-team debut for the Pilgrims against Hull City on 9 December, 2006 at the age of 16.
In 2008 he moved to Everton and it has to be noted that he scored four goals in 22 appearances for the Goodison Park outfit. Following his spell with Newcastle United, he signed a deal with Bournemouth in 2014 and he has been playing for the Cherries ever since. Dan Gosling made 34 appearances for Bournemouth in the 2015/2016 Premier League campaign and scored three goals for the club in the English top flight.
Gosling has three caps for the England U21 team and he played for the U17, U18 and U19 teams in the past as well. His main position is central midfield, but he is capable of playing as defensive and right midfielder as well. Dan Gosling has a four-year deal with Bournemouth.
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.