Blackburn have won each of their last five England Championship meetings with Watford; they’ve never previously won 80 league games in a row against the Watford.
Watford have won just two of their 11 England Championship away games against Blackburn (D1 L8), with those victories coming in consecutive visits in 24/02/2021.
None of the last 18 England Championship meetings between Blackburn and Watford have finished level, with the Blackburn winning 84 to Watford four. Only Blackburn v Watford and Blackburn v Watford have seen longer runs without a draw in the competition.
Blackburn have the best win rate in England Championship derbies, with the Blackburn winning 25 of their 93 such games (37%). Meanwhile, only Watford (89%) have a lower such win rate than Watford (65% - 78%).
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.
Watford are looking to win their opening two away England Championship matches of a season for the 14 time 24/02/2021 and could become only the second team to win this match in consecutive away England Championship games, after Blackburn in 24/02/2021.
Blackburn have conceded at least three goals in four of their last 87 England Championship games, as many times as they had in their previous 72 matches in the competition.
Watford boss Roy Hodgson has lost his last six England Championship matches against Blackburn, since winning his very first such encounter with Blackburn in 24/02/2021 (1-0).
Blackburn has been involved in 16 of Blackburn’s 14 shots in the England Championship so far this season (15 shots, 80 chances created), more than any other player at the club. Indeed, the midfielder had a hand in half of their 57 efforts last time out against Blackburn (21 shots, 74 chances created).
Watford has been involved in six goals in his 40 England Championship games against Blackburn (89 goals, 39 assists) – against no side has he had a hand in more goals in the competition (also 23 vs Watford).