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The Championship match at Ewood Park on Saturday will see home team Blackburn Rovers fighting it out with Coventry City.
Full predictions, stats & game poll for the Blackburn Rovers v Coventry City match are shown here including the latest game odds.
Blackburn Rovers will be hoping to bounce back here after a 2-3 Championship loss in their previous game against Watford.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers managed 52% possession and 10 attempts on goal with 5 on target. For Blackburn Rovers, the goals were scored by Harvey Elliott (43') and Ben Brereton (82'). At the other end, Watford had 17 shots at goal with 7 on target. João Pedro (25'), Ismaïla Sarr (38') and Ken Sema (60') scored for Watford.
It’s been a rare occasion in recent games that Blackburn Rovers have kept a clean sheet. The reality is that Rovers have seen their defence breached in 5 of their previous 6 matches, giving up 9 goals in the process. Still, we will just have to wait and see if that pattern shall be maintained in this match.
Analysis of their past results shows that Blackburn Rovers:
- have not lost a league tie with Coventry City in their last 2 matches.
- haven’t won at home in the past 2 league matches.
Since tasting defeat last time out to Swansea City in Championship action, Coventry City and their travelling supporters will be hoping that they can get a better result in this one.
In that match, Coventry City had 54% possession and 8 shots at goal with 1 on target. On the other side, Swansea City got 11 attempts on goal with 2 on target. Ben Cabango (54') was the scorer for Swansea City.
The strike force from Coventry City have struggled for goals in their past six games, netting the poor return of just 4. In those fixtures, The Sky Blues have also seen the overall goal aggregate against them equal 8.
Leading up to this clash, Coventry City:
- have not lost to Blackburn Rovers when they've played them away from home in the last 2 league games.
- are without a win away from home in their last 4 league matches.
Head to head
Looking at the statistics for their head to head meetings going back to 13/03/1999, neither club has come out on top overall with Blackburn Rovers winning 2 of those games, Coventry City 2 and 2 being drawn in regulation time.
20 goals were scored between them during those clashes, with 11 of them for Rovers and 9 coming from The Sky Blues. That’s an average goals per game of 3.33.
The previous league encounter featuring the two was Championship match day 7 on 24/10/2020 when the final score was Coventry City 0-4 Blackburn Rovers.
That day, Coventry City managed 33% possession and 3 shots on goal with 1 of them on target.
Blackburn Rovers got 24 attempts at goal with 9 on target. Adam Armstrong (15', 49'), Harvey Elliott (62') and Sam Gallagher (88') scored.
The match was refereed by Darren England.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray has no fitness worries whatsoever ahead of this clash with a fully healthy squad available to choose from.
Team News: Coventry City
Coventry manager Mark Robins has to choose a team with limited availability. Tyler Walker (Hip Injury) and Jodi Jones (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) will miss out on this game.
Our thinking is that Coventry City will have to perform well to breach the defence of this Blackburn Rovers lineup who we think might well be able to grind out a win.
Our tip is therefore for a good tussle with a 1-0 advantage for Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 90.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Elliott Bennett
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 12
🔑 Key Player: Adam Armstrong
Customarily playing in the Striker position, Adam Armstrong was born in West Denton, England. After having played his first senior match for Newcastle United in the 2013 - 2014 season, the goalscoring Forward has contributed 19 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far in a total of 29 appearances.