Championship: Stoke City - Blackburn Rovers pre-match thoughts and the hard facts

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 27.November
Match begins: 15:00 (UTC)
Venue: Bet365 Stadium (30089 seats)

Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers are both high-flying in the Championship with their 6th and 7th places respectively. Let's hope for a top game!

Insights:
  • Stoke City haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

It's no vacation for neither Stoke nor Blackburn Rovers as both were in action only a few days ago. Expect some tired legs on the pitch and/or possibly some changes to the lineups.

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Stoke City form and stats

The home supporters can't complain about results here at Bet365 Stadium as Stoke City have scored 15 goals to get 20 points from 9 games. The overall stats in the Championship are 6-2-1 (wins-draws-losses).

The fans are hoping that Stoke will strike back in this match, putting things right after the 0-1 away loss in the Championship game against Bristol City (placed 18th). Mario Vrančić (midfield was the top team player in that game with a rating of 7.14/10. Vrančić hit two key passes and dribled past the opponent 1 of 2 times.

Before that, Stoke City had a home game versus Peterborough United which ended with a victory 2-0.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Stoke handle that role? We have found nine games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are six wins, one draw and two defeats.

The Stoke City fans have had their share of opportunities to cheer home goals this season, having seen 15 goals in 9 league matches. Stoke City have only conceded 8 from their league home games. For more goal stats, check the Statistics tab above. It's worth mentioning that 4 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 home matches.

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Blackburn Rovers form and stats

2 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. That’s the product of Blackburn Rovers playing as the away team in the Championship this season.

The supporters enjoyed Blackburn's previous game versus Peterborough United (placed 22nd), a Championship 4-0 win played at home. As you can tell from the results above, Blackburn Rovers was very dominant against Peterborough United, winning the match with a scoreline that even the finest fortune teller couldn't predict. 4-0 (!) with Darragh Lenihan, Harry Pickering and Ben Brereton (2) providing the goals. Joe Rothwell got a match rating of 8.75 in that game, top player of the team. Rothwell signed up for two assists, hit four key passes, dribled past the opponent 4 of 6 times and had 60 successful passes (of 67 total).

Before that, Blackburn travelled to Bristol City and returned home with a draw after the game finished 1-1.

Blackburn are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is two wins, one draw and six defeats. From a total of nine matches.

Blackburn Rovers are scoring more than one goal per away game on average, having accumulated 10 away goals from 9 games (in the league). Blackburn have conceded 11 goals in these away matches.

Head 2 Head

Previous ten meetings featuring these teams: Stoke won five, Blackburn Rovers were winners in three and we saw two draws. five games with over 2,5 goals, five matches with under 2,5 goals.

Top Goalscorers

Blackburn RoversB. Brereton
B. Brereton
16 goals
Stoke CityN. Powell
N. Powell
5 goals
Stoke CityJ. Brown
J. Brown
5 goals

Stoke City missing players

Blackburn Rovers missing players

Stoke City Blackburn Rovers
Total Home vs top Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
19 9 3 Played P 2 9 19
9 6 2 Won W 0 2 8
4 2 0 Drew D 0 4 6
6 1 1 Lost L 2 3 5
24 15 3 Scored S 2 10 33
20 8 2 Conceded C 4 11 27
95% 100% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 89% 95%
63% 67% 33% Over 1.5 O 1.5 50% 78% 89%
42% 33% 33% Over 2.5 O 2.5 50% 44% 63%
16% 22% 0% Over 3.5 O 3.5 50% 11% 37%
11% 22% 0% Over 4.5 O 4.5 50% 11% 16%
47% 44% 33% BTTS BTTS 50% 78% 68%
37% 44% 33% Clean Sheets C S 0% 11% 21%
21% 11% 33% Failed to Score F T 50% 22% 16%
 
5.6 5.2 4.3 Corners for (avg) C F 2.5 3.1 3.4
5.3 5.7 5.7 Corners against (avg) C A 4.5 5.2 5.3
2.4 1.9 1.3 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.5 2.3 2.2
3 2 0 Red cards R C 0 1 2
 
11.4 11.1 10 Shots (avg) S ( 9.5 8 10.2
4.1 4.7 3.7 Shots on Target (avg) S O 2.5 2.7 4.1
31% 36% 27% Goal Efficiency G E 40% 42% 43%
 
10.2 10.3 11.3 Shots against (avg) S A 13.5 10.9 11.9
2.9 3 2.7 Shots on Target against (avg) S O 6.5 4 4.5
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Stoke City haven’t played a single 0-0 game at home.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Fulham 19 13 3 3 48 15 10 7 2 1 23 6 9 6 1 2 25 9 33 42
2 AFC Bournemouth 19 12 5 2 34 14 9 6 2 1 21 9 10 6 3 1 13 5 20 41
3 West Bromwich Albion 19 9 6 4 27 16 9 6 3 0 16 5 10 3 3 4 11 11 11 33
4 Queens Park Rangers 19 9 5 5 31 24 10 6 3 1 16 8 9 3 2 4 15 16 7 32
5 Coventry City 19 9 5 5 25 21 10 7 2 1 19 8 9 2 3 4 6 13 4 32
6 Stoke City 19 9 4 6 24 20 9 6 2 1 15 8 10 3 2 5 9 12 4 31
7 Blackburn Rovers 19 8 6 5 33 27 10 6 2 2 23 16 9 2 4 3 10 11 6 30
8 Huddersfield Town 19 8 4 7 22 21 9 6 1 2 13 9 10 2 3 5 9 12 1 28
9 Swansea City 19 7 6 6 23 23 9 4 4 1 11 5 10 3 2 5 12 18 0 27
10 Millwall 19 6 9 4 19 19 10 4 4 2 11 10 9 2 5 2 8 9 0 27
11 Blackpool 19 7 6 6 20 21 10 4 2 4 7 9 9 3 4 2 13 12 -1 27
12 Luton Town 19 6 7 6 26 24 9 4 3 2 15 10 10 2 4 4 11 14 2 25
13 Nottingham Forest 19 6 6 7 24 23 10 2 3 5 10 15 9 4 3 2 14 8 1 24
14 Preston North End 19 6 6 7 21 25 9 4 3 2 12 10 10 2 3 5 9 15 -4 24
15 Middlesbrough 19 6 5 8 21 22 10 4 2 4 14 12 9 2 3 4 7 10 -1 23
16 Sheffield United 19 6 5 8 23 26 9 3 2 4 13 11 10 3 3 4 10 15 -3 23
17 Birmingham City 19 6 5 8 18 21 9 3 2 4 9 12 10 3 3 4 9 9 -3 23
18 Bristol City 19 6 5 8 21 28 10 2 5 3 8 10 9 4 0 5 13 18 -7 23
19 Hull City 19 5 3 11 14 22 9 2 2 5 7 11 10 3 1 6 7 11 -8 18
20 Cardiff City 19 5 3 11 19 33 10 2 1 7 7 15 9 3 2 4 12 18 -14 18
21 Reading 19 7 2 10 23 30 10 4 2 4 15 15 9 3 0 6 8 15 -7 17
22 Peterborough United 19 4 3 12 17 38 9 3 3 3 12 10 10 1 0 9 5 28 -21 15
23 Barnsley 19 2 5 12 13 31 10 2 2 6 7 14 9 0 3 6 6 17 -18 11
24 Derby County 19 4 10 5 16 18 9 3 5 1 11 9 10 1 5 4 5 9 -2 1

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.