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Sky Sports pundit offers score prediction for Blackburn Rovers vs AFC Bournemouth

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Blackburn Rovers vs Bournemouth is one of multiple ties in the Championship this weekend with serious ramifications in the race for promotion – both automatic and via the play-offs.

Blackburn clung on to their top six hopes with an emphatic 4-1 victory over Preston North End on Monday and going into this weekend, Tony Mowbray’s side sit eighth in the Championship.

Rovers are three points behind Sheffield United in sixth, meaning you would think they need maximum points from their final two matches in order to stand a chance of secure a top six spot.

AFC Bournemouth meanwhile have Nottingham Forest breathing down their necks, with the gap between themselves and Steve Cooper’s side down to just three points in the race for automatic promotion.

Any slip up’s from either side in this one then, could have serious consequences for their respective seasons.

Indeed, neither side will be happy with Sky Sports pundit and EFL expert David Prutton’s prediction for the match, with Prutton predicting a point a piece at Ewood Park.

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In his Sky Sports column he wrote: “Blackburn got a big win at Preston just when you least expected it to keep themselves in the hunt for the top six.”

“It is needless to say they need to win their last two to have any chance, though.”

“Bournemouth fought back bravely at Swansea in midweek, but they have Nottingham Forest breathing right down their necks now.

I think this will be a draw that does not hugely help either side. Prutton predicts: 1-1.”

The Verdict 

It is another huge match in the Sky Bet Championship when these teams meet this weekend.

Neither side can really afford to lose, so it should make for a really exciting match.

A draw would suit neither side, either, with it likely to all but end Blackburn’s play-off hopes and severely dent Bournemouth’s automatic promotion chances if Nottingham Forest pick up three points at home to Swansea.

Matches like this either tend to be really exciting or very nervy and tense. Let’s hope that it is the former at Ewood Park this weekend.


BJTC accredited MA Multimedia Journalism graduate. Freelance Football Writer for FLW.

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