Blackburn Rovers have faced a setback in their campaign for promotion to the top tier of English football since the return of the Championship after the World Cup. Despite this dip in form, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side has the opportunity to move up to fifth place in the league with a victory over Wigan Athletic, the bottom team in the division. This feat is made even more attainable by Blackburn’s strong performance at home, with 27 points earned from 13 league matches at Ewood Park, the fifth best home record in the Championship. Additionally, Blackburn has an impressive recent record against Wigan, remaining unbeaten in the last six head-to-head matches held at Ewood Park.
Wigan Athletic, on the other hand, is looking to turn their season around with the appointment of former player, Shaun Maloney, as manager. The Latics have been struggling throughout the season, having not won a match in their last nine attempts, and have only won one of their last 17 matches across all competitions. This poor performance has resulted in Wigan being rooted to the bottom of the Championship table, four points away from safety.
Despite the daunting task of facing Blackburn on Monday, Wigan may find some solace in their away form in front of goal. The Latics have scored in 12 of their last 13 away matches across all competitions, and have found the back of the net exactly once in eight of their 13 away league games this season. Although scoring has not been an issue for Wigan, they have failed to win any of their last nine away matches.
Main betting tips
Blackburn to win at 10/11 with bet365
Correct score betting tip
In Monday’s match at Ewood Park, Blackburn is favoured to win in the outright market, with a 2-1 victory predicted.