- Blackburn have won each of their last four First Round ties in this competition, scoring 14 goals
- Doncaster have crashed out in August in consecutive Carabao Cup campaigns
- Blackburn have warmed up for this by scoring seven in two wins over League One sides
Blackburn Rovers return to action after a mixed finish to last season, but the hosts showed that they’re capable of a playoff push after finishing as one of the highest-scoring sides in the second tier.
Rovers should have little trouble finding the net against League One opposition this weekend, as they look to extend their strong Carabao Cup record. Blackburn haven’t gone out in the first round of this competition since 2015, scoring 14 goals across their last four openers in the Carabao Cup.
Doncaster have lost at the first hurdle in back-to-back seasons and come into this one after a five-month layoff, which is bound to be a factor against a Blackburn side who finished their season in July. Since then, Rovers have recorded high-scoring friendly wins over League One sides Fleetwood and Blackpool, scoring seven in those two victories. Our predictions back a high-scoring win for Rovers.