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Cardiff City will face off against visiting team Blackburn Rovers at Cardiff City Stadium in this Championship match on Saturday.
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Cardiff City will be looking to improve on their last outing here following a 5-0 Championship loss in their previous game against Sheffield Wednesday.
In that game, Cardiff City had 46% possession and 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target. Sheffield Wednesday had 12 attempts at goal with 6 of them on target. Julian Börner (4'), Callum Paterson (20'), Adam Reach (23', 69') and Jordan Rhodes (65') scored for Sheffield Wednesday.
A recurring trait of more recent Cardiff City games is the high number of scores with a nil in them.
From their previous sextet of clashes before this one, in 5 of them a bet on "Both Teams to Score" would have been a losing one.
Leading up to this clash, Cardiff City:
- haven't beaten Blackburn Rovers in their last 4 league matches.
- are without a win at home for the past 3 matches in the league.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Bournemouth in Championship action, Blackburn Rovers and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers managed 57% possession and 10 shots on goal with 4 of them on target. For their opponents, Bournemouth had 6 shots at goal with 2 on target. Philip Billing (29') and Arnaut Danjuma (75') scored for Bournemouth.
For 6 of the prior six clashes featuring Blackburn Rovers, a notably low volume of goals have been hit between them and opposing teams. The overall average goals scored per game in that period comes to a paltry 1.33, with the number of goals averaged by Rovers standing at 0.33. It will be interesting to see if that trend can be continued on here.
Going into this encounter, Blackburn Rovers are without an away win for the past 2 league matches.
Head to head
A look at their past head to head meetings dating back to 02/01/2016 shows that Cardiff City have won 2 of these games & Blackburn Rovers 1, with the number of drawn games standing at 3.
A total of 11 goals were yielded between them in these games, with 6 for The Bluebirds and 5 belonging to Rovers. That is an average goals per game value of 1.83.
The last league game between these sides was Championship match day 4 on 03/10/2020 when it finished Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Cardiff City.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers had 60% possession and 16 shots at goal with 6 of them on target.
On the other side, Cardiff City got 16 shots on goal with 6 on target.
The referee was Darren Bond.
Team News: Cardiff City
Joel Bagan (Shoulder Injury) and Sol Bamba (Cancer) won’t be playing for Cardiff manager Mick McCarthy.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn manager Tony Mowbray has multiple availability issues to deal with. Lewis Holtby (Ruptured knee ligament) and Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury) can’t be considered.
We’re thinking that Blackburn Rovers might well have a job on their hands to find the net against this Cardiff City side who we think will likely score at least once to gain the upper hand.
We’re therefore anticipating a hard-fought 1-0 winning score for Cardiff City at the conclusion of the game.
Should be a close one.
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⚽️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Cardiff City Stadium (33,316)
Captain: Sean Morrison
Chairman: Mehmet Dalman
Manager: Mick McCarthy
Competitions: Championship position 8
🔑 Key Player: Kieffer Moore
Normally deployed in the Striker position, Kieffer Moore was born in Torquay, England. Having played his first senior match for Yeovil Town in the 2013 - 2014 season, the gifted Forward has scored 16 league goals in the Championship 2020 - 2021 campaign so far in 36 appearances.