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After her promotion to League One last year Morecambe will get the chance to test themselves against the championship opponents on Tuesday if they make the short trip to compete Blackburn Rovers away from home in EFL Cup Action.
The guests started League One with a draw against Ipswich on Saturday, while Blackburn started the championship season with a win over Swansea City.
Prediction for this match
After finishing 15th last year, Blackburn Rovers had a difficult start to the new championship campaign, hosting a team from Swansea that reached the playoff finals last season.
Sam GallagherThe prelude meant they took the break at the front, and Ben Brereton would double their lead at the beginning of the second half with a converted penalty.
Jamie Paterson quickly reduced the gap to one goal but Rovers would stay strong to keep the swans at bay and secure all three points.
After a disappointing pre-season, it was an impressive start for us Tony Mowbray‘s men looking to build a winning streak early in the season, which means they’re sure to move on Tuesday with a win over the incoming League One team.
In the meantime, Morecambe will be arriving at Ewood Park for the excitement to book her spot in the second round.
Derek Adams led the Shrimps to fourth place in the second division last year and barely made it through the playoff semifinals with a 3-2 aggregate win over Tranmere Rovers.
They met Newport County in the Wembley final and the game ended goalless with one after 90 minutes Carlos Mendes Gomes Penalty in the second half of extra time makes all the difference and sends Morecambe up.
Adams would then leave in the summer, however Stephen Robinson led them into the new season in style on Saturday as they looked like they were going to beat a longed-for Ipswich Town side.
ON Cole Stockton brace saw the shrimp lead twice, with the latter making the difference in the 72nd minute, just for Macauley Bonne draw the Tractor Boys level with a goal in stoppage time.
While they’ll be disappointed after the late equalizer, it’s important for Morecambe to draw the positive points from a point and an impressive performance against one of the high-promotion teams making the short journey to face the championship opponents.
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Blackburn Rovers do without creative midfielders Bradley Dackwho dropped out of the start of the season due to an injury.
Meanwhile a striker Adam Armstrong has been linked to a move to the Premier League this summer and Tony Mowbray decided to remove the former Newcastle United man from his squad on Saturday.
In his absence, Tyrhys Dolan should take the lead again after making a huge impression in Lancashire at the age of only 19.
Morecambe’s attack is led by Cole Stockton, who scored a brace in the league opener to earn a point for his side.
They will hope he can continue to fill the attack void left by Carlos Mendes Gomes, who left for Luton Town that summer after firing the shrimp to climb.
Jonathan Obika remains out of action as he sustained a serious thigh injury in the pre-season.
Blackburn Rovers possible starting line-up:
Kaminski; Nyambe, Lenihan, Ayala, Pickering; Travis, Rothwell; Gallagher, Buckley, Brereton; Dolan
Morecambe possible starting line-up:
Leather; Cooney, Delaney, O’Connor, Gibson; McLoughlin, Diagouraga, McCalmont; Gnahoua, Stockton, McDonald
Probability: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Morecambe
Given the positive start to the league season, Blackburn will come into the game with a climax on Tuesday and they should have more than enough to get past Morecambe.
Even without Dack and Armstrong, the Rovers have an exciting collection of offensive talent that should cause a lot of problems for the Shrimp defensive line.
Best betting tip for this match
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