Stoke City will seek their ticket to the quarterfinals of the FA Cup when they face Blackburn Rovers on Saturday, February 14th in Ewood Park at 15:00.
The Potters are favorites to win on the road in the Blackburn v Stoke FA Cup Betting Preview. They are listed at online sportsbook Bodog with 2.55 Odds while the Rovers are with 2.9, and the draw is with 3.4.
It will be the third match between these teams in the FA Cup, and each has a victory. Stoke won the game in 1906, while Blackburn did it in 1962. The last time they met was two years ago at Ewood Park, and the Potters took the three points by 2-1.
The Rovers have seven straight games with no victories against Mark Hughes’ team. Their last win in the series was in December 2008 when they won at home 3-0 thanks to two goals from Benni McCarthy.
Stoke City are listed with 4.1 in the FA Cup Odds to win this match by one goal, while Blackburn are with 4.5 to advance to the next round by the minimum difference. The team that advances to the next round will face the winner between Derby County and Reading.
Blackburn Rovers have won the FA Cup six times in their history, but the last time was in 1928. The team of Gary Bowyer is far from the favorites to win this year and they are listed with 67.0 Odds.
The Potters are trying to get to the second final of their story. The first one was four years ago but fell 1-0 to Manchester City with a goal from Yaya Toure.
The Senegalese striker Mame Biram Diouf, who has six goals in all competitions with Stoke City, heads the betting Odds to get the first in this game and is listed with 6.1. The African Player is followed by Peter Crouch and Rudy Gestede with 6.5.
Although Blackburn eliminated a Premier League team (Swansea City) in the previous rounds, Stoke City have had good performances in recent weeks and will advance to the next round.