Cardiff City F.C vs Blackburn Rovers
England – League Championship.
Date: Wednesday, 17 August, 2016
Kick-off: 19:45 UK.
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium.
Cardiff and Blackburn search for their first league win of the season when they meet at the Cardiff City Stadium on Wednesday night.
The Bluebirds made a miserable start to the season failing to win in each of their first three competitive matches of the season. They played out a drab goal-less draw at Birmingham City in the opening day of the Championship. Then Bristol Rovers sent them out of the Capital One Cup with a 1-0 win. Still goal less and searching of a win in the first home match of the season, they were humbled by a brilliant QPR by 2 goals to nil. The new head-coach Paul Trollope is already feeling the pressure, whose last stint as a manager was at Bristol six years ago.
The visiting Blackburn Rovers are not better at the moment as they suffered heavy losses in the two Championship matches so far. The opening day’s 4-1 home defeat against Norwich City was followed by a 3-0 loss to re-promoted Wigan Athletic. The Rovers were 15th in the standings last season and the performance in the first two matches of the season suggest that they will be in for a similar sort of finish their term.
Cardiff vs Blackburn: Head-to-Head Stats
Cardiff City FC are unbeaten in the last 7 matches against Blackburn in all competitions, with the six of those coming in Championship.
Three of the last four games between these two sides were 1-1 draws, with all of the four witnessing under 2.5 goals.
Cardiff can boast of a superior record at home over Blackburn as they have won 7, drawn 6 and lost 2 of the 15 matches.
Cardiff vs Blackburn: Prediction
A win-less Cardiff will be desperate for a win and find the first goal of the season. They may also thing that they were handed two fixtures in the opening weeks and will back themselves against a poor Blackburn who has conceded 7 goals from 2 matches.
Moreover Blackburn haven’t defeated Cardiff since January 2005, all of which leads to confirm that the hosts might not have better time to register their first win of the season.
However, I believe this will be a low scoring affair and will be backing the correct score prediction of a 1-0 win in favour of Cardiff at the odds of 6.50.
Cardiff vs Blackburn: Tips
1) Cardiff to win at 2.00.
2) Under 2.5 goals at 1.70