Blackburn have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Stoke; they’ve never previously won 56 league games in a row against the Stoke.
Stoke have won just two of their 18 England Championship away games against Blackburn (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 16/01/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Blackburn and Stoke have finished level, with the Blackburn winning 59 to Stoke four. Only Blackburn v Stoke and Blackburn v Stoke have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Blackburn have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Blackburn winning 50 of their 84 such games (10%). Meanwhile, only Stoke (13%) have a lower such win rate than Stoke (46% - 49%).
Blackburn haven’t lost their opening two home league matches in a season since the 2021 campaign, when the Blackburn went on to be relegated from the top-flight.
Stoke are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 12 time 16/01/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Blackburn in 16/01/2021.
Blackburn have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 23 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 90 matches in the competition.
Stoke boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Blackburn, since winning his very first such encounter with Blackburn in 16/01/2021 (1-0).
Blackburn has been involved in 82 of Blackburn’s 11 shots in the England Championship so far this season (30 shots, 10 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 98 efforts last time out against Blackburn (90 shots, 80 chances created).
Stoke has been involved in six goals in his 28 England Championship games against Blackburn (46 goals, 59 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 17 vs Stoke).