On Saturday the 9th of February, all roads will be headed to Ewood Park when Blackburn Rovers host the on form Bristol City in the afternoon. The game which is scheduled to start at 18.00GMT will see Bristol City try to extend their Championship winning streak to five matches in a row. Though the first half of the season wasn’t all that good for the Robins, they have worked through their mistakes and now seem unstoppable in the English second tier clubs. Their last week’s 2-0 win over Swansea is a testimony to their impressive performance.
Blackburn Rovers is not doing worse off. At number 11 in the Championship table standings, they seem to be doing relatively well. Prior to last week’s shameful 5-2 loss to Brentford, they had a three match win run. Will this match return them back to their winning streak is something to be decided on Saturday after 90 minutes sweat and terror.
After last week’s win over Swansea, Bristol City is ready to take the war to Lancashire as they aim to book a space in the English Premier League come next season. At number 6, the Robins have portrayed an impressive form of late and they are not ready to lose the same to Blackburn.
The game is a much-anticipated one. The visitors have shown an impressive turn of events as compared to the start of the season. Having won their home game in the first leg of the season, this fixture offers them another opportunity to stamp their superiority over Blackburn. The Rivesiders is a hard nut to crack at home but for this match, we are tempted to place our bets with the in-form visitors.
Blackburn vs. Bristol City Head to Head
The two teams Blackburn and Bristol City have played a total of 8 matches against each other. Blackburn has managed to elope with 4 wins against Bristol City’s 2. 2 matches have ended in a draw. A look into their eight matches played; here is how the events turned out:
- Bristol City 4-1 Blackburn
- Blackburn 1-1 Bristol City
- Bristol City 1-0 Blackburn
- Blackburn 2-2 Bristol City
- Bristol City 0-2 Blackburn
- Blackburn 2-0 Bristol City
- Blackburn 2-0 Bristol City
- Bristol City 3-5 Blackburn
Blackburn will be more than happy to have its squad in full. No injury to worry about as well as no suspension that can affect their squad.
Bristol City will be glad to use the services of Marley Watkins who has been seen back in training after nursing an ankle injury. However, the services of Korey Smith, Niki Mäenpää and Jack Hunt will be missed due to various injuries.
Predictions and Odds
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In erstwhile, Blackburn has been doing better than Bristol City. But this season, things seem to be a bit different. With their eyes fixated towards securing a place in the English top flight league, the visitors will be fired up this weekend. Despite the fact that it is hard for Blackburn to concede defeat at their home turf, all factors tempt us to put our bets for Bristol City to win. Our best bet for the outcome of the match is for Bristol City to win 1-0 over Blackburn.