Rovers Aim to Boost Play-off Hopes

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Blackburn Rovers have to be seen as realistic play-off contenders

Tony Mowbray is moving Blackburn Rovers in the right direction.

Blackburn Rovers travel to Ashton Gate to face Bristol City on Wednesday knowing that a victory will move them up to sixth place in the Championship.

Rovers to Extend Road Form

Blackburn have been in the ascendancy over the past few seasons with Tony Mowbray edging the club closer to the play-off picture.

After the Lancashire outfit won promotion from League One in 2017-18, they have enjoyed two solid campaigns in the Championship.

They continue to move in a positive direction in 2020-21 and have to be regarded as contenders to earn a play-off spot.

Wednesday’s trip to Ashton Gate offers Blackburn to extend their unbeaten run to eight matches, while they have avoided defeat in each of their last three on the road.

Rovers claimed a big point at Brentford last time out, despite playing around 55 minutes of that clash with ten men and the Robins can’t afford to take them lightly.

City have struggled to perform on home soil, picking up just 11 of their 27 points at Ashton Gate and Blackburn look to offer plenty of value for the win at 13/10.

Indeed, it might even be worth getting behind a Blackburn win to nil at 3/1.

Blackburn ran out 2-0 winners at Bristol City last season and the hosts have failed to score in each of their last two outings at Ashton Gate.

Norwich to Take Advantage of Misfiring Forest

Norwich’s early season form suggests they will be in the race for promotion as they seek an immediate return to the Premier League.

Victory at home to Nottingham Forest on Wednesday will move the Canaries back to the top of the standings at the expense of Bournemouth, who drew at Swansea on Tuesday.

They have barely put a foot wrong on home soil this term, losing just once, and a second defeat on Wednesday looks extremely unlikely.

Forest drafted in former Norwich boss Chris Hughton in October but their fortunes on the field haven’t improved greatly.

Ahead of Wednesday’s engagement, Forest sit just one place and two points clear of the relegation zone and winless in five, losing four times during that sequence.

Away form has been particularly poor, winning just once in 2020-21, while they have lost each of the last four without scoring a single goal.

Therefore, backing a Norwich win to nil, which is available at 41/20, looks the way to go in this encounter.

Toney to Guide Bees to Victory

Brentford have performed admirably in 2020-21 as they look to recover from last season’s play-off final defeat and losing key players.

Ollie Watkins was the Championship’s joint-top scorer last season, netting 26 times, so his departure to Aston Villa was always going to leave a big hole in attack.

Thomas Frank reinvested some of the Watkins money on Ivan Toney and the hitman has made a fine start to life in the Championship.

Toney’s ability in front of goal was clear in League One with Peterborough, scoring 24 times last term, however, it wasn’t clear whether he would comfortably make the step up to the second tier.

Any doubts over the 24-year-old have been put to bed early as he already boasts 14 goals after 16 appearances.

He looks the most likely candidate to register when Brentford play host to Derby on Wednesday and can be backed at 4/5.

*All odds correct at time of writing

Bobbie is a big football fan across all levels, and he also has an impressive background in martial arts and is a regular provider of quality boxing and UFC content.

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