It’s East Lancashire dominance in the Championship so far, we go into the final weekend before the World Cup break with Burnley sitting at the top of the pile, and Blackburn in second place behind them.
Not only do we have local bragging rights at stake, but also vital promotion points, at this stage in the season, the stakes really couldn’t be much higher.
Prior to the game, we’ve asked Spreadex for special odds on Burnley and Blackburn to finish in the top two this season, meaning automatic promotion for both, and they’ve come back with odds of 16/1, which will certainly catch the eye for some, even if it does mean betting on your rivals to be promoted too!
Burnley v Blackburn Match Preview
When there’s a big clash in the EFL, we turn to no one else, other than our resident EFL expert Gab Sutton. He’s cast his eye over these two teams, looking at the game and have his video preview, plus a betting tip for the clash, below!
- Burnley arrive here on the back of a 5-2 defeat at Sheffield United last weekend, a second half performance that saw them fold under pressure from the Blades, will be one they want to get out of their minds quickly
- Blackburn got back to winning ways in the league last weekend, with a 1-0 home win against Huddersfield, and since then they’ve had a big, confidence boosting penalty shootout win over Premier League West Ham in the EFL Cup, away from home.
- Winners over Burnley last weekend, Sheffield United, could leapfrog both Burnley and Blackburn on Saturday, when they travel away to face Cardiff.
Burnley & Blackburn Latest Promotion Odds
As we’ve mentioned, if you are happy to back your own team, plus their rivals then Spreadex have combined both Burnley and Blackburn for a special bet with odds of 16/1 that they will both finish in the top two this season, and reach the Premier League.
If you’re a Burnley fan, your team are already odds on for promotion by any method this season, and not much better when it comes to odds on them winning the league. After a strong start, the best price currently available on Burnley to win the league is 11/8, and comes from bet365.
It’s better for those looking to back Blackburn. After a strong start, they are in a great position, and if you fancy them to be promoted to the Premier League this season, then odds of 5/1 with Betfred are available ahead of the clash this weekend.
Whoever you support, and whatever you think will happen this weekend, we can certainly agree that this game will have a big impact on the promotion and league winner odds for the Championship, right before the World Cup break.
Burnley v Blackburn Free Bets
Ahead of the big Sunday lunchtime clash between the two Lancashire teams, we’ve rounded up the latest free bet offers, connected to the game.
A popular bookmaker in both Burnley and Blackburn, Betfred have a bet £10 get £60 offer available for new customers this weekend.
if you want to get positioned for the World Cup, then we have a World Cup betting offer from Spreadex ahead of the tournament kicking off in Qatar next weekend.
If it’s general football you want, Paddy Power have a football cash back offer available to new customers, where you could get up to £50 cash back from them.