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Blackburn vs Newcastle Predictions, Tips and Odds: Magpies look to end trophy drought

Blackburn Rovers vs Newcastle United Predictions, Tips and Odds: Magpies look to end trophy drought

Newcastle United will look to take another step toward ending their long trophy drought when they travel to Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup in midweek.

Blackburn vs Newcastle predictions

Blackburn vs Newcastle: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/15 by BetGoodwin
Correct Score Blackburn 1-3 Newcastle 10/1 by Midnite
First Goalscorer Sean Longstaff 16/1 by Bet365

The stats behind our Blackburn vs Newcastle predictions:

  • Newcastle have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last five matches.
  • Newcastle are unbeaten in their past three games against Blackburn, including two in the FA Cup.
  • Sean Longstaff has opened the scoring in two of Newcastle’s last six matches, including in their 2-0 FA Cup win over Fulham.

Newcastle find relief in reduced schedule, but another busy period looms

Injuries have ruined Newcastle on so many fronts this season, no doubt fuelled largely by trying to juggle four competitions prior to Christmas with what is still a modestly-sized squad. However, the Magpies went out of both the Champions League and EFL Cup before the festive period, meaning 2024 has placed far more reasonable physical demands on their squad.

That is something Eddie Howe has been thankful for, giving him a chance to work on more in-depth training sessions with his squad, as well as the obvious fitness boost extended rest periods can offer.

“It has been really good to be able to train. We have seen the benefits in some of the performances recently, the players have been better for it. The vibe in the squad has been better,” Howe told reporters at a recent press conference.

They are, however, in the midst of a busy period. The Magpies first travelled on Arsenal on Saturday night, losing 4-1 at the Emirates in the Premier League, before this match which comes just under 72 hours later. And then it’s back up to St. James’ Park next Saturday for a Premier League meeting with Wolves.

Howe has players like Joe Willock and Alexander Isak back available, but these seven days are sure to, once again, place great demands upon the fragile fitness of his squad.

Blackburn vs Newcastle match tip

Over 3.5 goals @ 1/1 with Sky Bet

Newcastle have been the team to watch for goals lately. Since a 2-0 win over Fulham in the fourth round of the FA Cup, Newcastle’s past five games have all seen at least four goals scored. During that run there has been a 3-1 win for Newcastle, a 3-2 win, a 4-1 defeat, a 2-2 draw and a 4-4 draw — amassing 26 goals in total. In fact, eight of Newcastle’s past 10 games across all competitions have seen at least four goals scored.

Blackburn vs Newcastle odds

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*Odds correct as of 07:15 on February 27. 18+ only. BeGambleAware.

Naturally given they’re playing in two different divisions, Newcastle are the strong favourites for this match. That’s also helped by their recent upturn in form, as well as Blackburn sitting 16th in the Championship and winning just one of their last six matches.

Newcastle will, however, no doubt feel immense pressure from their fans as they aim to end a 69-year trophy drought dating back to 1955.

Blackburn vs Newcastle team news

Blackburn team news

In  Out Doubtful
Hayden Carter, Joe Rankin-Costello, John Fleck, Ryan Hedges Harry Leonard

Rovers will hope to welcome Harry Leonard back into the squad for this match, but will remain without at least four players due to injury, including Ryan Hedges who had to come off after 15 minutes in the draw with Norwich at the weekend.

Top Scorer: Sammie Szmodics (5)

Card Magnet: Jake Garrett (1)

Assist Ace: Sam Gallagher (2)

Newcastle team news

In  Out Doubtful
Callum Wilson, Elliot Anderson, Joelinton, Matt Targett, Nick Pope, Sandro Tonali Martin Dubravka

Martin Dubravka missed the defeat to Arsenal at the weekend due to illness, but Howe hopes he may return for this game. However, he must still cope without the likes of Callum Wilson, Joelinton and Nick Pope long-term.

Top Scorer: Alexander Isak (2)

Card Magnet: Anthony Gordon (1)

Assist Ace: Joelinton (1)

How to watch Blackburn vs Newcastle Live

This FA Cup match can be watched live by UK audiences on BBC One and BBC iPlayer, at 7:45pm on Tuesday 27th February.

Blackburn vs Newcastle head-to-head

  • 15 September 2020 – Newcastle 1-0 Blackburn -EFL Cup
  • 15 January 2019 – Blackburn 2-4 Newcastle – FA Cup
  • 5 January 2019 – Newcastle 1-1 Blackburn – FA Cup
  • 2 January 2017 – Blackburn 1-0 Newcastle – Championship
  • 26 November 2016 – Newcastle 0-1 Blackburn – Championship

This will be the fourth consecutive cup meeting between these two sides, with Newcastle winning the last two and the third ending in a 1-1 draw.


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