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AFC Bournemouth vs Blackburn Rovers Predictions

England Championship | Vitality Stadium | 12th September
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AFC Bournemouth vs Blackburn predictions as the Cherries begin life back in the EFL. Can they move on from Eddie Howe’s reign and rebuild in the second-tier? Read on for our free Championship predictions and betting tips.

Predictions & Tips

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Both Teams To Score @ 20/23

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Draw 1-1 @ 11/2

Reason For AFC Bournemouth vs Blackburn Rovers Predictions

  • Bournemouth conceded 65 goals last season and have sold £65million worth of defensive talent since
  • Blackburn hit 66 goals across the previous Championship campaign
  • The visitors failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last 11 league games, scoring in five of the last six

Bournemouth have already seen a major exodus following their Premier League relegation, losing key players and manager Eddie Howe. After taking them through the EFL and into the top-flight, Howe has left the club with another rebuilding job to do, although it arguably hasn’t started yet with the Cherries only seeing their squad weaken this summer.

The Cherries let in 65 goals in the top flight last season, but that was while they had nearly £60million worth of talent in their backline, following expensive departures for Nathan Ake and Aaron Ramsdale. Failing to replace them points to more defensive trouble, especially against a Blackburn side who hit 66 goals over the course of last season.

Rovers racked up another three in their 3-2 EFL Cup win over Doncaster, but the visitors need to fix their own defensive issues. They failed to keep a clean sheet in their last 11 Championship games of the season last term, with five of their last six seeing both teams score. We’re backing a repeat of that to open the 20/21 season, while a 1-1 draw is our correct score prediction.

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