Two of the teams drawn together in the final round of fixtures of the 2010-11 season meet against at Ewood Park tomorrow afternoon, with Blackburn taking on Wolves.
In a dramatic game at Molineux last May, Wolves came from 3-0 down at half time to score the two goals they needed to secure their Premier League status, although a late winner from Tottenham against Birmingham rendered the comeback academic on ‘Survival Sunday’.
Blackburn were also in danger of going down before their strong showing in the opening 45 minutes banished all thoughts of the drop, although bwin’s relegation betting market suggests both sides will be involved in another basement battle this time around.
Rovers are sixth-favourites to go down with odds of 3/1, while Wolves are fifth-favourites with odds of 5/2.
With this in mind, tomorrow’s game is something of an early relegation six-pointer and bwin’s 3Way football betting market suggests it will be Blackburn who emerge with three vital points.
Steve Kean’s men are priced at evens to win, with a draw available at 23/10 and a Wolves victory at 13/5.
Blackburn success looks a good bet based on the fact that they won the corresponding fixture at Ewood Park 3-0 in December last year.
Meanwhile, the 1995 Premier League champions have won five out of the last ten meetings between the two sides, with two ending in wins for Wolves and the remaining three games finishing as draws.
To make matters worse for Wolves, they had the second-worst away record of any side in the top flight last season, with just three wins and three draws earned from 19 fixtures.
However, the departure of Phil Jones to Manchester United and doubts over the fitness of first-choice centre-back pairing Ryan Nelson and Christopher Samba means Blackburn could be vulnerable tomorrow, potentially paving the way for a shock Wolves win.
With Kevin Doyle back for Wolves, they could be good bets to secure a 1-0 success at odds of 19/2.
A successful £25 free bet on Wolves to beat Blackburn 1-0, available to new customers who sign up for a bwin account, would return £262.50.
Those not fully convinced that Mick McCarthy’s men can overcome their travel sickness could hedge their bets by turning to the home no bet market.
This would allow punters to back Wolves to win at odds of 91/100 with the stake returned if the game ends in a Blackburn victory.
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