The Tigers have a tough match in prospect when they travel west to Ewood Park on Wednesday although they seem to be founded on a sturdy defence and can be backed at 16/5 (bet365 £200 free bets) to claim a maximum haul from this match.
Bruce saw record signing Nick Proschwitz draw a blank in Saturday’s opener although the German arrived for over £2 million and the expensive striker will be aiming to break his duck against Lancashire opponents, with odds of 17/2 (bet365) that he scores the first goal of the game.
Blackburn are strong favourites at 10/11 to record their first Championship victory of the season, despite an ongoing mess behind the scenes which has apparently seen Steve Kean three games to save his job, while Morten Gamst Pedersen was also criticised by the director of football.
Colin Kazim-Richards enjoyed a scoring debut and the Turkish international could prove to be one of the season’s bargains, with odds of 7/1 that he scores the first goal of this match while former Portugal international Nuno Gomes is a 6/1 chance.
This could well be a tight match as the visitors look to keep things tight at the back and Ladbrokes might have made a mistake with their 7/1 about Rovers claiming a 1-0 win.