This is an interesting League Cup encounter between Blackburn Rovers and Hartlepool United on 10 August at Ewood Park.
Currently, Blackburn Rovers is the only team with two victories in the first 2 rounds of the new Championship campaign, and they are also in great form at the moment. After finishing past season in Championship in 8th position and close to the playoffs, Blackburn Rovers and their supporters are certainly hoping that their team can take a few steps forward and hustle for promotion this season. However, they started the campaign very well, with a couple of victories in the first 2 rounds. Blackburn Rovers faced Swansea City in their past game and this was an away match at Swansea.com Stadium. The scoreline was a 3-0 victory in this Championship duel, with Lewis Travis, Sammie Szmodics and Ben Brereton scoring for Blackburn Rovers. Blackburn Rovers at this moment have no injuries or suspensions to worry about.
Hartlepool United managed to secure just one point from the first two matches in the league. Not only did they end the just concluded season in the 18th place in League 2, which is far from impressive, they also went on a streak of 8 games without a win at the very end. Meanwhile, Hartlepool United kept that poor form going in the new campaign, since they kicked off with one draw and one loss. Their most recently played home League Two clash was against AFC Wimbledon which ended 0-0 draw at The Suit Direct Stadium. Hartlepool United will play without Carver, Ndjoli and Grey in the upcoming match because they are on the injury list.
Verdict: Both teams did not met in recent years and there’s no H2H data to assist in determining the good team in this league competitions. Irrespective of that, i hope this game will end over 2.5 total goals. I expect this because i feel that Blackburn Rovers will be able to net multiple goals past Hartlepool United. After all, Hartlepool United conceded 4 goals in their first 2 matches in League 2, while Blackburn Rovers scored 4 in Championship. So, this might as well be a high-scoring game.
1x2 Pick: 1
O/U goals : Over 2.5 goals