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Blackburn vs Birmingham – Away side is winless in the last 12 meetings

| 08.04.2011

The relegation battle is so tight that this has become a huge match in the relegation run-in and Blackburn Rovers’ home advantage can just see them edge it.

Blackburn are many people’s pick to suffer the relegation fate and are favoured over Birmingham at 2/1 with the midlands club available at 5/2, but those relegation odds look likely to change on Saturday.

Match Odds

The last nine matches in all competitions have ended in home wins and six of the last eight Premier League ties have finished 2-1 to the home side, making Blackburn a great bet at 1/1 and an even better bet at 7/1 to win 2-1.

Birmingham are 11/4 to win on Saturday but the away side hasn’t won one of these ties in the last 12 matches and the draw looks Alex McLeish’s only hope and is priced at 12/5.

Birmingham have won just two of their last 19 away games and punters should take the 5/2 for Birmingham to be relegated before they lost to Blackburn.

Total Goals

Blackburn have only recouped one point from games in which they have been trailing this season and so if Balackburn are to win, they will have to score the first goal and Chris Samba is a big price at 16/1 to get the first goal.

Cameron Jerome loves playing against Blackburn with five goals in five games against them and while his goal looks likely to be in vain, he’s a big price at 9/4 to score anytime.

Despite both teams boasting poor scoring records this season, over 2.5 goals at 11/10 looks more than a healthy price considering recent results between the two and could prove a nice little earner.

A £20 stake on Blackburn beating Birmingham 2-1 would return £160. Take advantage of Ladbrokes Premier League odds.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.