19th Feb 2017 | FA Cup
Rovers Continue to Decline Under Venky's
Championship at home to Premier League normally means potential upset. That looks like a pipe dream at struggling Blackburn.
At the risk of eating humble pie on Sunday night - if you’re only interested in FA Cup shocks then Ewood Park is not the place for you.
Indeed, it isn’t even a place for many Blackburn fans these days. In December, a crowd of just 9,976 turned out for the game against high-flying Brighton. The fans are dismayed by the continuation of the Venky regime and the very real threat of relegation to League 1.
This showcase occasion is seen more as a platform for protest. The absence of a host of key players makes Owen Coyle’s task even tougher.
Manchester United are a best price 15/8 with StanJames to win even with -2 goals in the handicap market on Sunday.
The FA Cup holders are 16 matches unbeaten in the Premier League and going well in three other competitions. Mourinho has the strength in depth to cruise through this tie.
Odds correct at time of publishing: 07:52 19th Feb, 2017 but subject to change