West Ham United vs Blackburn Rovers Match Analysis and Prediction

West Ham United will be seeking to bounce back from successive defeats in the Premier League when they take on Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup third round on Wednesday.

While the Hammers are down in 15th place in the Premier League standings, the visitors are second in the Championship as they bid for a return to the top flight.

Having rested a number of his senior West Ham players for the trip to Romanian side FCSB in the Europa Conference League, David Moyes expected it to benefit his side against Crystal Palace on Sunday.

However, such was the standard of his side’s perfomance that Moyes accepted that West Ham deserved to lose, even if it came through a last-gasp goal.

Given the level of players that were signed in the summer, West Ham are performing well below expectations, and Moyes will recognise that his previous achievements will only stand him good stead to a certain degree.

At a time when West Ham sit just two points above the relegation zone ahead of a key game with Leicester City on Sunday, Moyes needs a response from his squad in midweek.

Meanwhile, this contest is down on the list of priorities for Blackburn Rovers while they are holding down a spot in the top two of the Championship.

Despite suffering eight defeats in 20 games, Blackburn Rovers are second after winning the other 12, five of which have come from their last six matches.

The goals have dried up recently with Blackburn failing to score more than twice in any of their most recent seven games, but Jon Dahl Tomasson will be encouraged by just four being conceded at the other end over the same period.

Rovers have defeated Hartlepool United and Bradford City to reach this stage of the competition.

West Ham United vs Blackburn Rovers head to head

These two teams have previously met on 64 occasions in two occasions, where West Ham have claimed 29 victories while Blackburn have won 24, and they have drawn in 11. Blackburn have scored 119 goals and conceded 114. In their last five meetings, West Ham have won one while drawing four.

Blackburn Rovers 0-0 West Ham United 29/08/09

West Ham United 0-0 Blackburn Rovers 30/01/10

Blackburn Rovers 1-1 West Ham United 18/12/10

West Ham United 1-1 Blackburn Rovers 07/05/11

Blackburn Rovers 1-5 West Ham United 21/02/16

West Ham United latest home form

West Ham were beaten 2-1 by Crystal Palace in their last home game in the league. However, they have recently been on a good run of form at home, having been unbeaten in their previous seven games. In their last five matches, they have scored nine goals and conceded four.

West Ham United 3-1 Fulham 09/10/22

West Ham United 2-1 Anderlecht 13/10/22

West Ham United 2-0 AFC Bournemouth 24/10/22

West Ham United 1-0 Silkeborg 27/10/22

West Ham United 1-2 Crystal Palace 06/11/22

West Ham United latest away form

West Ham have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just two of their six most recent matches. They defeated FCSB 3-0 in their last away game in the Europa Conference League. In their last five matches, they have scored five goals and conceded three.

Anderlecht 0-1 West Ham United 06/10/22

Southampton 1-1 West Ham United 16/10/22

Liverpool 1-0 West Ham United 19/10/22

Manchester United 1-0 West Ham United 30/10/22

FCSB 0-3 West Ham United 03/11/22

Blackburn Rovers latest home form

Blackburn Rovers have recently been on a good run of form at home, having won each of their six most recent matches. They managed to defeat Huddersfield Town 1-0 in their last home game in the league. In their last five matches , they have scored 10 goals and conceded two.

Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Millwall 01/10/22

Blackburn Rovers 3-0 Rotherham United 08/10/22

Blackburn Rovers 2-0 Sunderland 18/10/22

Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Birmingham City 22/10/22

Blackburn Rovers 1-0 Huddersfield Town 05/11/22

Blackburn Rovers latest away form

Blackburn Rovers have recently failed to keep a good run of form on the road, having won just two of their six most recent matches. They lost 1-0 to Coventry City in their last away game in the league. In their last five matches, they have scored three goals and conceded four.

Cardiff City 1-0 Blackburn Rovers 04/10/22

Wigan Athletic 1-0 Blackburn Rovers 11/10/22

Middlesbrough 1-2 Blackburn Rovers 15/10/22

Hull City 0-1 Blackburn Rovers 29/10/22

Coventry City 1-0 Blackburn Rovers 01/11/22

West Ham United news

Lucas Paqueta and Declan Rice will almost certainly drop out the West Ham United starting lineup, as well as goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski and forward Gianluca Scamacca.

Manuel Lanzini, Alphonse Areola, Michail Antonio and Flynn Downes are among players to be provided with a start, while Pablo Fornals should also feature.

Blackburn Rovers news

The majority of the Blackburn Rovers side which started in the 1-0 victory over Huddersfield Town are likely to drop down to the substitutes’ bench or be rested, including Ben Brereton Diaz.

Jack Vale and Tyrhys Dolan should start in the final third, with goalkeeper Anynsley Pears getting a rare opportunity in goal.

Prediction and Odds

Blackburn Rovers are likely to have their priorities elsewhere and they are not expected to put out a first-choice lineup.

Given West Ham United’s superior depth in strength, this could prove to be a routine occasion for the Hammers, who will look to head into the World Cup break on a high note.

Odds: 1.98 2.10 3.12

Probable outcomes

West Ham United 1-0 Blackburn Rovers

West Ham United 2-0 Blackburn Rovers

West Ham United 2-1 Blackburn Rovers

West Ham United 3-0 Blackburn Rovers 

West Ham United 3-1 Blackburn Rovers

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