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Cardiff City journey to Ewood Park on Saturday for the Championship game with home team Blackburn Rovers.
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Blackburn Rovers are hoping to win again following the 0-4 Championship triumph vs Derby County.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers had 38% possession and 23 shots at goal with 10 of them on target. For Blackburn Rovers, goals were scored by Tyrhys Dolan (11'), Bradley Johnson (12', 15') and Adam Armstrong (77'). For their opponents, Derby County had 15 attempts on goal with 5 on target.
Three or more goals per match were seen in 5 of the last 6 fixtures where Blackburn Rovers have played. Opposition teams scored 9 times in these games whereas Rovers totted up 16. Such a pattern won’t necessarily be carried forward here, however.
Analysis of their past results shows that Blackburn Rovers:
- haven't lost in the league to Cardiff City in their previous 3 matches.
- are undefeated in their last 3 home league matches.
After a losing effort in their last game against Reading in Championship action, Cardiff City and their fans will hope to get a better result this time.
In that game, Cardiff City managed 52% possession and 12 attempts at goal with 5 on target. The only player to score for Cardiff City was Lee Tomlin (81'). For their opponents, Reading got 6 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Michael Morrison (47') and Lucas João (66') scored for Reading.
Looking at their form, and Cardiff City have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 matches, seeing their opponents hit 10 goals overall. In defence, The Bluebirds have some weaknesses to address.
Leading up to this clash, Cardiff City:
- have not beaten Blackburn Rovers in games played away from home for the previous 4 league games. Not good.
- have not been beaten in their last 2 away league matches.
Head to head
A review of their prior head-to-head clashes stretching back to 18/08/2015 shows that Blackburn Rovers have won 1 of them and Cardiff City 2, with the number of drawn matches being 3.
In all, 13 goals were produced between them in these games, with 6 for Rovers and 7 being from The Bluebirds. The average goals per game has been 2.17.
The previous league fixture featuring the two was Championship match day 42 on 07/07/2020 which finished with the scoreline of Cardiff City 2-3 Blackburn Rovers.
In that match, Cardiff City had 47% possession and 12 shots at goal with 4 of them on target. The goalscorers were Will Vaulks (14') and Robert Glatzel (41').
Blackburn Rovers had 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. Danny Graham (22'), Dominic Samuel (46') and Adam Armstrong (70') scored.
The referee was Matt Donohue.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
There is just the lone fitness concern for the Blackburn Rovers gaffer Tony Mowbray to contend with from an otherwise complete group. Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) is out of contention.
It seems likely that Rovers could line up in a 4-3-3 system in the match featuring Thomas Kaminski, Amari'i kyren Bell, Derrick Williams, Darragh Lenihan, Ryan Nyambe, Joe Rothwell, Lewis Holtby, Bradley Johnson, Ben Brereton, Adam Armstrong and Tyrhys Dolan.
Team News: Cardiff City
Owing to a fully healthy group ready to go, Cardiff City manager Neil Harris does not have any fitness worries to report coming into this clash.
It’s our belief that The Bluebirds seem likely to utilise a 4-2-3-1 lineup using Alex Smithies, Jordi Osei-Tutu, Sean Morrison, Curtis Nelson, Aden Flint, Leandro Bacuna, Marlon Pack, Joshua Murphy, Lee Tomlin, David Hoilett and Kieffer Moore.
Our feeling is that Cardiff City would be disappointed if they were not to break down this Blackburn Rovers side, although it may not quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
Our tip is for a very close game with a 2-1 winning margin for Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 90 minutes. There looks to be little in this one.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Elliott Bennett
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 6
🔑 Key Man: Adam Armstrong
Typically taking to the field in the Striker position, Adam Armstrong was born in West Denton, England. Having made his senior debut playing for Newcastle United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the talented Forward has got 5 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far coming from a total of 3 appearances.