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The Championship tie at Ewood Park on Saturday will see home team Blackburn Rovers playing against opponents Stoke City.
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Blackburn Rovers will be hoping for a better result following a 0-1 FA Cup loss in their previous game against Doncaster Rovers.
In that game, Blackburn Rovers had 68% possession and 20 attempts on goal with 2 on target. At the other end, Doncaster Rovers had 5 shots at goal with 3 of them on target. Taylor Richards (42') scored for Doncaster Rovers.
It’s been seldom in recent times that Blackburn Rovers haven’t conceded. The reality is that Rovers have been scored against in 5 of their previous 6 games, letting in 6 goals along the way. That sort of pattern won’t necessarily follow through into this next game, of course.
Their past results show that Blackburn Rovers:
- have not won against Stoke City in their previous 2 league games.
- are unbeaten in their previous 2 league matches at home.
After tasting defeat last time out to Leicester City in FA Cup action, Stoke City and their travelling fans will hope for a better result here.
In that match, Stoke City had 35% possession and 7 shots at goal with 2 on target. For their opponents, Leicester City had 12 attempts on goal with 7 on target. James Justin (34'), Marc Albrighton (59'), Ayoze Pérez (79') and Harvey Barnes (81') scored for Leicester City.
It is worth noting that Stoke City have struggled for goals over their previous six encounters, recording the poor return of only 3. In those fixtures, The Potters have also seen the collective goal aggregate of their opponents equal 9.
Their previous form shows that Stoke City:
- remain unbeaten by Blackburn Rovers when they've played them away from home in the last 5 league matches. A very good run of results for them.
- haven't been defeated in their previous 6 away league matches.
- have not won away from home in their last 3 league games.
Head to head
Checking on their most recent head-to-head meetings stretching back to 14/02/2015 tells us that Blackburn Rovers have won 3 of these games and Stoke City 2, with the number of draws being 1.
15 goals were produced between them throughout the course of those matches, with 9 of them for Rovers and 6 coming from The Potters. The average goals per game has been 2.5.
The last league fixture featuring the two was Championship match day 20 on 19/12/2020 when it ended Stoke City 1-0 Blackburn Rovers.
In that match, Stoke City managed 31% possession and 3 attempts at goal with 1 on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Nick Powell (7').
Blackburn Rovers had 15 attempts on goal with 3 on target.
The referee was David Webb.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Almost everyone can be considered, as there’s just one fitness concern for the Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray to be concerned about from of an almost fully healthy group of players. Elliott Bennett (Ankle Surgery) will miss out.
Team News: Stoke City
Thanks to a largely healthy squad, there is just a single fitness worry for the Stoke City boss Michael O'Neill to be concerned with. Adam Davies (Medial Collateral Ligament Injury) won’t be playing here.
We’re of the opinion that Stoke City could find themselves up against it to break down this Blackburn Rovers outfit who we reckon should win and very possibly keep a clean sheet.
That’s why we have predicted a good tussle with a 1-0 win for Blackburn Rovers at the end of this one.
We’ll see what happens.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Ewood Park (31,367)
Captain: Elliott Bennett
Chairman: Steve Waggott
Manager: Tony Mowbray
Competitions: Championship position 11, FA Cup (Third Round)
🔑 Key Man: Adam Armstrong
Mostly taking up 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 goalscoring Forward has hit 16 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season to date in a total of 22 appearances.