Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City Match Prediction

By Gary Gillles

This Tuesday evening (19:45) encounter will have an impact on the bottom half of the table. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Cardiff have dominated the recent encounters between these two as they have failed to lose any of the last eight. They won 2-1 when these sides met on August 17th in the reverse fixture.  That afternoon was a nightmare for Shane Duffy who scored two goals and got himself sent-off. Danny Graham got the only goal of the game for Blackburn.

Back-to-back home wins for Rovers have moved them out of the relegation zone and last time out they needed just the one goal from Marvin Emnes to take all three points.

Cardiff were on a run of four games unbeaten before they lost at QPR at the weekend. They did take the lead through Sol Bamba but the London side grabbed two in the second-half to take all three points.

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Betting Tips and Predictions

The last two home games under Tony Mowbray have seen an improvement for Blackburn but they are using being solid early as their basis. This means that they are looking to keep things tight at first and this opens an avenue of betting. The last two home matches have been level 0-0 at half-time so look to take NO goal to come before 32:00. In addition, take the second-half to be the highest scoring one in the game which would have paid in four of the last five Cardiff matches.

 

NO goal before 32:00

Second-half to be the highest scoring

Blackburn Preview

Seven points from their last three games has allowed Blackburn to climb out of the bottom three and given hopes for safety this season. They sit in 20th place going into the midweek fixtures with two points separating them and Bristol City in 22nd.
It is three straight home victories for Rovers and each of these has come by the same scoreline, 1-0. The Lancashire side have not lost any of their games at Ewood Park against sides outside of the top eight in the table.
Just one of the last six Blackburn matches have gone over 2.5 goals while their last three at Ewood Park have produced a total of just three goals. Six of the ten they have played against sides outside the top eight at their own ground have seen both teams find the back of the net. None of their last four at home have seen a goal before the 55th minute.

 

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Cardiff Preview

Ten points from their last five games has seen Cardiff move away from the relegation zone and into the comforts of mid-table. They sat in 12th place going into the midweek fixtures with a big gap of 12 between them and the relegation spots.

The loss at QPR at the weekend put to an end a run of two straight road victories for the Welsh side. These results both came at decent sides in Derby County and Leeds United. The Bluebirds have three wins from their four previous away to sides in the bottom seven.

Each of the last four Cardiff fixtures have gone over 2.5 goals with three of these going over 3.5. On the road nine of their last 11 have seen both teams find the back of the net. Four of their last five have seen a goal in the last 20 minutes.

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Blackburn Team News

Hope Akpan will be available for selection after suspension while Elliott Ward (ankle) is back in training. Corry Evans (groin), Adam Henley (hamstring) and Gordon Greer (calf) are all doubts.

Cardiff Team News

Bruno Manga is back in training after recovering from knee ligament damage when on African Cup of Nations duty. Lee Peltier (ankle) and Rhys Healey (cruciate) are both out long-term.

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Cardiff City

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Cardiff City saw over 1.5 goals in 9 out of their last 10 games played against Blackburn Rovers

AVG Goals

0.7

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Blackburn Rovers Form Guide

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo

Blackburn Rovers

Won

4

Draw

3

Lost

3
W A

22-09-2018

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 2 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

L A

25-09-2018

EFL Cup

AFC Bournemouth Team Logo AFC Bournemouth

FT 3 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

29-09-2018

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 2 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

03-10-2018

Championship

Sheffield United Team Logo Sheffield United

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

06-10-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

20-10-2018

Championship

Leeds United Team Logo Leeds United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

23-10-2018

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

27-10-2018

Championship

West Bromwich Albion Team Logo West Bromwich Albion

FT 1 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

03-11-2018

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D H

10-11-2018

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

Cardiff City Form Guide

Cardiff City Team Logo

Cardiff City

Won

2

Draw

0

Lost

8
L H

28-08-2018

EFL Cup

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

L H

02-09-2018

Premier League

Arsenal Team Logo Arsenal

FT 2 - 3

(HT 1 - 1)

L A

15-09-2018

Premier League

Chelsea Team Logo Chelsea

FT 4 - 1

(HT 2 - 1)

L H

22-09-2018

Premier League

Manchester City Team Logo Manchester City

FT 0 - 5

(HT 0 - 3)

L H

30-09-2018

Premier League

Burnley Team Logo Burnley

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

06-10-2018

Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur Team Logo Tottenham Hotspur

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

20-10-2018

Premier League

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 4 - 2

(HT 2 - 2)

L A

27-10-2018

Premier League

Liverpool Team Logo Liverpool

FT 4 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

03-11-2018

Premier League

Leicester City Team Logo Leicester City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

10-11-2018

Premier League

Brighton & Hove Albion Team Logo Brighton & Hove Albion

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 1)

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Cardiff City Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.2

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 80
26 CD Darragh Lenihan 178 76
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
24 LB Ryan Nyambe 182 76
5 RB Derrick Williams 180 75
7 LM Liam Feeney 183 76
32 RM Craig Conway 170 67
6 CM Jason Lowe 176 75
23 CM Danny Guthrie 175 73
19 CF Sam Gallagher 194 75
17 CF Marvin Emnes 180 66
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Allan McGregor 183 74
6 LB Jazz Richards 185 78
4 CD Sean Morrison 193 78
14 CD Souleymane Bamba 190 89
3 RB Joseph Bennett 183 74
24 LM Kadeem Harris 175 67
7 CM Peter Whittingham 178 63
33 RM Junior Hoilett 173 70
8 CM Joe Ralls 183 70
15 CDM Greg Halford 193 87
26 CF Kenneth Zohore 189 98