Blackburn Rovers are a Championship side based in Lancashire, North-West England. Known simply as Rovers, they play their home games in Ewood Park. Their traditional kit is blue and white-halved shirts, and white sleeves and shorts.
Established in 1875, the club was one of the Founding Members of the Football League in 1888. Also were one of the dominant teams in English football in the era before the First World War. They have won the league title three times, the FA Cup six times, and the League Cup once.
Most recently, the “team that Jack built” saw millionaire owner Jack Walker fund a side, managed by Kenny Dalglish and featuring the likes of Alan Shearer and Chris Sutton, and which went on the clinch the Premier League in 1995. Few benefactors are as rich or as invested as Walker, however. Those whose Blackburn predictions include them winning another league title soon, are likely to be sorely disappointed.
The club has struggled to emulate that level of performance since. The team relegate from the Premier League in 2012, and then dropped into League One in 2017. Fortunately for the club’s supporters, the side were able to bounce straight back and gained automatic promotion to the Championship at the first time of asking, finishing second in the table.
Many promoted clubs struggle in their first season back in a higher league, and it would have been tempting to reflect that in the Blackburn betting tips for the current season, with the side listed amongst the potential relegation candidates.
However, the team has coped well and now a mid-table finish looks certain. A summer of consolidation and the right investment could see a Blackburn tip for next season finishing higher in the table and an outside bet for the play-offs.