Blackburn Rovers v Everton latest odds, news and free bets

These two north-west teams met at Ewood Park on the opening day of last season where Blackburn managed a 1-0 win, a result which ultimately kept Rovers in the Premier League as they survived at Molineux on the final day of the campaign. How Steve Kean would love another three precious points on Saturday after watching his team lose at…

These two north-west teams met at Ewood Park on the opening day of last season where Blackburn managed a 1-0 win, a result which ultimately kept Rovers in the Premier League as they survived at Molineux on the final day of the campaign.

How Steve Kean would love another three precious points on Saturday after watching his team lose at home to Wolves before being comfortably beaten at Villa Park last weekend. While there are 36 games remaining this term, another defeat would already have the alarm bells ringing.

A 3-1 Carling Cup win over Sheffield Wednesday will surely serve as a confidence booster for the Lancashire club who came out of the traps flying and they can be backed at 23/10 (bet365 – £200 free bets) to claim victory against an Everton side that have not been strengthened this summer, much to the chagrin of David Moyes.

The Scot has performed minor miracles at Goodison Park to ensure that the Toffees remain a top half Premier League team although this could feasibly be a tough nine months for the Merseyside outfit who were lacklustre when losing to QPR last weekend.

Even so, they are the bookmaker favourites to claim victory in this match and you can get 7/5 (Blue Square – £10 free betting) that the visitors bounce back from that surprise defeat, with big question marks over Blackburn’s defence after conceding five in two.

Everton came from behind to win 3-1 against Sheffield United on Wednesday and Mikel Arteta is an eye-catching 4/1 to be on the scoresheet again, with Victor Anichebe available at 10/3 (Paddy Power) to find the back of the net having effectively scored the winner against the Blades.

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