Preview Blackburn vs Wrexham 29.01.2024
Monday from 19:30 in the FA Cup - 1/16-finals, England, Blackburn will play at home against Wrexham. The two teams come from the lower leagues of England and the last official confrontation according to the official website of Wrexham took place precisely in 1982 when Wrexham won at home against Blackburn with 1-0, thanks to a goal scored by Dennis Leman in the 36th minute. However, the most recent direct confrontation between Blackburn and Wrexham was a friendly match played in 2013 which ended in a draw, score 1-1.
Blackburn reached this stage of the competition after winning the match against Cambridge Utd in the previous round, with a score of 5-2. It was the match of the Irish midfielder and the top scorer this season, Sammie Szmodics, a player who scored three goals in the first half, in the 23rd, 37th and 45+3 minutes. Sammie Szmodics has scored 16 goals in the Championship this season and is having the best season of his career. Although they are not in the relegation zone, Blackburn is the team with the most goals conceded this season in the second league in England, having conceded 53 goals in 28 matches.
Wrexham can be said to have produced a small surprise in the previous phase of the FA Cup, managing to eliminate a team from a higher division, Shrewsbury, who is in League One, after winning 1-0 away, thanks to the goal also scored by an Irish midfielder, Thomas O'Connor, a player who scores for the first time this season, in the championship having played 25 games but without scoring. Wrexham is a newly promoted team in League Two this season and it seems that they are doing very well, occupying the 2nd place in the ranking with 52 points and if they maintain their sports form, they have a good chance of succeeding in the second consecutive promotion in a league superior. The 29-year-old English striker, Elliott Lee, is Wrexham's top scorer this season, having scored 13 goals in the championship alone and has surpassed his record from last season when he scored 12 times but in a lower league.
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Prediction: Blackburn WIN @ 1.75