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Preview: Blackburn Rovers vs. West Bromwich Albion - Predictions, Team News, Lineups

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Sports Mole previews Sunday’s championship clash between Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion. This includes predictions, team news and possible lineups.

Blackburn Rovers Aim to continue the perfect start to the championship season on Sunday as they entertain West Bromwich Albion.

The hosts are the only team in the English Second Division to win both of their first two matches. Steve Brucemen sit at 2 points after consecutive draws.

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The start of the 2022-23 season marked the beginning of a new era for Blackburn Rovers. John Dahl Thomason Now in charge after many years of manager resignation Tony Mowbray.

After an encouraging pre-season with wins and clean sheets against Hartlepool United and Lincoln City, following draws with Dundee and Celtic, the Lancashire outfit kicks off their league campaign with a home contest against Queens Park Rangers. Did.

They get all 3 points as follows Lewis Travis Travis scored the only goal of the game before enjoying a successful trip to Swansea City as he lined up on the scoresheet again Sammy Smodics When Ben Bretton Diaz with a 3-0 win.

Thomason’s side beat Hartlepool United 4-0 in the first round of the EFL Cup on Wednesday, winning three of their last three games. Scott Wharton, bradley duck, Tiris Dolan When Dylan Mulcanday All find the net.

Already seated as the only championship team with a perfect record after two games, they scored six points, netted four times and kept a clean sheet. weekend.

West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Bruce, 8 August 2022© Reuters

West Bromwich Albion move in search of their first championship win of the season as they seek promotion to the top flight at the second question after a somewhat disappointing 10th-place finish last year. To do.

The Steve Bruce-led team started the new season with a trip to Middlesbrough, and after falling behind, Isaiah Jonesearly opener, they could leave on a point John Swift A tie-up goal just after halftime.

The Baggies then faced another tough test at home against Watford, again drawing 1–1. Karlan Grant Scores leveled on later interval strokes Ismaila Sarlong range opener, and David Button Denied Searle from the late penalty spot to ensure the spoils were shared.

Bruce’s men then took their first competitive win of the season on Thursday. Grant again appeared on the Hawthorns scoresheet, scoring his only goal in a 1–0 win over Sheffield United in the first round of the EFL Cup.

They hope to regain confidence from that win, but with the league’s schedule not going easy, the Midlands side will become the first team to take a point away from Blackburn this season when they travel to Ewood Park on Sunday. We aim to

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Karlan Grant celebrates goal for West Bromwich Albion on 8 August 2022© Reuters

Blackburn Rovers have made many changes to their cup tie with Hartlepool. Thomas Kaminsky, Daniel Ayala, John Buckley Captain Louis Travis will be back from scratch for the weekend.

Injury-plagued last season limited him to just nine league appearances, but Bradley Duck was available from the start of Wednesday. Tyrhys Dolan also found the net and claimed his spot.

However, they face a lot of competition from Sammie Szmodics. Sam Gallagher When Ryan Hedges While everyone has played an important part in the opening two league games, Ben Bretton Diaz is noteworthy for opening his account for the season after scoring 21 goals in 36 appearances in last season’s championship. are collecting.

The Blues also chose to rest key players midweek. semi ajay, connor townsend And with the newly arrived John Swift Jed Wallace It is set to return to the start XI.

Wallace and Swift equalized away at Middlesbrough, playing behind Karlan Grant, the only striker to score in back-to-back games. Daryl Dyke Out of action due to injury.

Turkish midfielder Okei Jöxl, who missed the first two games with injury, made his first start of the season on Thursday. Alex Mowat Both push to stay in XI. Jason Morumby When jake livermore So far preferred in the league.

Blackburn Rovers starting options:
Kaminsky; Britten, Ayala, Wharton, Pickering. Travis, Buckley. Smodics, Duck, Bretton Diaz.Gallagher

Candidates for West Bromwich Albion’s starting XI:
Button; Harron, Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend. Yoxl, Morumbi. Wallace, Swift, Diangana.forgive

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We say: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 West Bromwich Albion

West Brom will be a tough test, but Blackburn looks confident under Thomason.

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