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Premier League Predictions: Blackburn vs. Arsenal Live Picks

On Saturday morning, ESPN2 will have another great Premier League live event, as Blackburn and Arsenal streaming is available. We’re set to make our Premier League predictions on this pivotal clash at Ewood Park, as two teams that are really struggling at this point are going to try to turn things in the right direction.

There is still a question as to whether or not Manager Steve Kean is going to be on the sidelines or not. Rovers fans have planned a protest this week to try to get Kean removed as the man in charge here at Ewood Park after an 0-1-3 start to the season. Blackburn currently sits at the foot of the table with just that one point, and it is becoming clear that this is going to be a struggle this year just to stay in the top flight.

There has been a real problem producing goals this year, as the team hasn’t scored more than one goal in a match this year, and it only has three total goals in four matches. Its first point only came on Sunday against Fulham at Craven Cottage. However, an opening match day loss to Wolverhampton here at Ewood Park is still something that this Kean hasn’t lived down, and with a loss in this match (if he even makes it that far), is going to probably be the last straw before he is sacked.

The Gunners surprisingly only have three goals and a -7 differential thus far in four matches on the Premier League table, and they are just in 12th position in a year in which many thought they would at least potentially challenge for the EPL crown.

Manager Arsene Wenger warned last week that a win over Swansea was just what the doctor ordered to get this team back on track. Perhaps he was right. On Wednesday, Borussia Dortmund was heavily favored in the Champions League group stage fixture on German soil, and if not for a late strike by Ivan Perisic, Arsenal would have swiped three points on the road and potentially been well on its way to the knockout round of the UCL.

Still, with Aaron Ramsey likely out of the fold along with a number of defenders, Wenger has his work cut out for him. Robin Van Persie has really stepped up as the leader of this team offensively, scoring a pair of goals, one in the English Premiership, and one on Wednesday in the UCL against Dortmund.

Arsenal definitely has to be careful with this game, as these next three fixtures have the potential to be very, very dangerous. A home date with Bolton Wanderers is coming next weekend, followed by a trip to White Hart Lane against Tottenham Hotspur.

Last year, the Gunners took the trip to Ewood Park 2-1, while the teams played to a lifeless scoreless draw in April at the Emirates. The Rovers do have a win here just two years ago against Arsenal though, winning 2-1 on the second to last match day of the season.

This tea time event at Ewood Park is going to be an interesting one. We aren’t so sure that the Gunners are deserving 0.5 goal favorites at Bet365 Sportsbook, but they have the odds on favorites’ status by the oddsmakers. Blackburn is even money to get at least a point from this fixture. The ‘total’ has been set at 2.5 with only a slight shade towards the ‘under’.

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