Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United predictions and betting tips for the FA Cup third round replay on Wednesday 15th January. Can Blackburn knock Premier League side Newcastle out after the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw?
Newcastle are having another tough season on and off the pitch and it would be no surprise at all to see them dumped out of the FA Cup here. Blackburn have won their last two league matches to bounce back to form and we’re predicting another victory for our betting tips on this match.
The Championship side look to have come back to form after a run of five matches without a win and are now three unbeaten, winning in the league against West Brom and Millwall, and drawing 1-1 at St James’ Park in the first fixture of this FA Cup third round match. Rovers manager Tony Mowbray has got his side back into the Championship and they were up around the play-offs earlier in the campaign, but now find themselves down in 14th. It will be a season of consolidation for the Lancashire side and a cup run would make it a good first season back in the second tier. For our Blackburn vs Newcastle prediction, our tipster is backing a win for Blackburn in the 90 minutes here. Newcastle have only won one match in their last 10 and sit in the Premier League relegation zone. The unrest at St James’ Park will only increase after this match.
It was star man Bradley Dack who got Blackburn’s goal in the first meeting between the sides, and he has his admirers in the Premier League, but looks set to stay at Ewood Park until the summer at least. He is best odds 9/4 with Unibet to score in this match and add to his 13 goals this season, but for our anytime goalscorer prediction on the match, we are selecting a defender.
Charlie Mulgrew is always good value to score for Blackburn because he takes penalties and free kicks. The full back already has eight Championship goals this season (four penalties) and given that the Newcastle defence hasn’t kept a clean sheet in five attempts, the 9/2 for Mulgrew to score could be a shrewd selection for our Blackburn vs Newcastle predictions.
What are the best odds for Mulgrew to score vs Newcastle? 9/2 with Betfair.
Despite their shocking form this season, Newcastle do seem to find a way to score a goal in most matches. In their last six matches away from home, they have only failed to score once, and that was at Anfield. Although we are predicting a Blackburn win here, Newcastle could get on the scoresheet like they did in defeat at Chelsea on Saturday.
A narrow Blackburn victory makes up the last betting tip for this match and we’re going for a 2-1 home win. The best odds for this are 9/1 at Bet Victor. Open a new Bet Victor account and get £30 in free bets once you bet £5 on this FA Cup match.
Blackburn to win – 6/4
Draw – 12/5
Newcastle to win – 2/1
Rovers are favourites for this match despite coming from a league lower than Newcastle, and that tells you everything you need to know about the trouble Rafa Benitez’ side are in. The off the field issues and lack of transfer funds have frustrated the manager, but Mike Ashley won’t spend any more money and wants the club sold. The mess at Newcastle could be compiled here with a third round FA Cup exit.
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