Blackburn bookies favourites for derby clash

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HAVING lost at home to Hull on Monday, Sean Dyche’s Burnley side will look to bounce back against Lancashire rivals Blackburn.

Although the Clarets haven’t won against Blackburn in their last seven attempts, a win on Sunday will stretch their lead over Rovers to six points. Burnley are available at 11/5 with Ladbrokes for the away win with the draw best priced at 29/12 with Pinnacle. Blackburn, who have won just one of their last nine, are best priced at 17/12 for the home win with Pinnacle.

Leading odds comparison site oddschecker.com can reveal that Blackburn have scored just two goals in their last seven games. Both of these were against Peterborough, a game they eventually lost, and punters may look to back Burnley to win with a clean sheet which is available at 5/1 with Boylesports.

With goals seemingly a problem for both sides, -2.5 goals may appeal to some, an option available at 4/5 with Sky Bet. Earlier in the season when the two met at Turf Moor, the score was 1-1. A repeat of this score line is best priced at 13/2 with Bet Victor.

Having scored two in his last three, Clarets top scorer this season, Charlie Austin, is available at 5/1 to open the scoring with Betfred. The bookie also offering double delight and hat-trick heaven whereby if the first goal scorer goes on to score again at any time or score a hat-trick, they will double or treble the first goal scorers odds. If punters fancy Sam Vokes to score against Blackburn again, he is available at 9/1 with the same bookie.

As the race hots up the be the highest place North West club, both Burnley and Rovers are available at 7/1 with Bet Victor, behind favourites Bolton who are best priced at 2/7. Both teams however, are best priced at 8/7 to finish in the top 12 come the end of the season, with Betfair.