Blackburn vs Wrexham Betting Preview

By Ernie Bibby, Wednesday, January 24, 2024 9:28 pm

The final FA Cup match of the weekend sees Championship outfit Blackburn host Wrexham at Ewood Park. The game kicks off at 7:30pm UK time. 



Blackburn’s early season promise has fizzled out and Rovers are currently presiding over seven match winless streak which has seen them drop to 17th. They still have a nine point cushion over the bottom three and are unlikely to be relegated, however, they cannot afford to get too complacent. An FA Cup run could potentially be a nice antidote to the poor league form and a welcome break for the under-fire Jon Dahl Tomasson.

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Football Blackburn Rovers Wrexham
Home 1.47
Draw 3.95
Away 4.27
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JDT hasn’t been able to turn the tide and injuries haven’t helped. A deal to loan Lewis Travis out to another Championship outfit has prompted rumours of disharmony behind the scenes, however, these are so far unsubstantiated. On a positive note, Sammie Szmodics has been the breakout star of the campaign with the former Bristol City and Peterborough playmaker having notched 16 times so far, making him the Championship’s top goalscorer. They also have a number of talented younger players who have bright futures in the game such as Adam Wharton and loanee Andy Duran.

Rovers thumped League One Cambridge in the previous round of the competition, however, it wasn’t as simple as the score-line suggested. Although they won the game by a three goal margin, the Lancashire outfit found themselves 2-1 down with half an hour played before the aforementioned Szmodics came to the rescue.

Blackburn enjoyed a terrific run in the FA Cup last season and will be hoping to recreate last season’s success. They beat a number of Championship sides en-route to the quarter final stage. They were also victorious against then-Premier League Leicester before crashing out to a 90th minute strike by Sheffield United’s Tommy Doyle.



Wrexham’s Hollywood story has been well-documented over the last few seasons and they will be quietly fancied to cause an upset on Monday night. The celebrity-owned club were promoted back to the EFL last season and their quest for back-to-back promotions is moving along nicely. The Welsh side sit a couple of points off behind leaders Stockport, although they missed the chance to go top at the weekend having lost to Newport by a 1-0 margin.

Although they’ve been exceptionally strong at the Racecourse Ground, they haven’t been as consistent away from home. They’ve won just one of their last five matches on the road, although each of their four away wins have been clinched with a clean sheet. Wrexham fans will travel in strong numbers once again and have reportedly outsold the home support here. Wrexham will be roared on by a vociferous crowd who will be hoping to see their side book their place in the fifth round.

Like Blackburn, Wrexham also fell at the hands of Sheffield United in last season’s FA Cup, albeit following a fourth round replay. This time around, they’ve already beaten fellow League Two opponents Mansfield before seeing off non-league Yeovil at the beginning of December. Although fans were dreaming of a Hollywood-style fixture in the third round, they were given the chance to make the short trip to Shrewsbury. Wrexham prevailed by a single goal and they have been rewarded with a trip to Ewood Park.

Although Paul Mullin tends to court the headlines, it’s Elliott Lee who is the team’s top goalscorer this season with 12. Veteran striker Steven Fletcher has also chipped in with six goals too.


Head to Head

The only meeting between these two sides came in 2013 when the teams played out a 1-1 draw in a club friendly. This is the first competitive fixture between the pair.


Key Betting Stats

  • Only three of Wrexham’s 13 away games have featured three or more goals this season.
  • The visitors haven’t scored more than two goals in an away game so far this campaign.
  • Blackburn have won just a single Championship match since November 29th.
  • Rovers have kept just a single clean sheet at home this season
  • Blackburn have conceded a goal after the 75th minute in four of their last six matches
  • Blackburn’s last five FA Cup games have contained a combined total of 20 goals.


Match Prediction

Blackburn are odds-on favourites for this game and this is fairly unsurprisingly given their respective standings in the EFL pyramid. However, the hosts aren’t in particularly good shape and the visitors will be looking to take advantage. The fans are travelling in numbers and they may have something to cheer on Monday night.


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Wrexham or Draw Double Chance

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