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Back to Back? Blackburn Preview

Blues travel to Ewood Park today to take on Blackburn Rovers as they look to win back-to-back league games for the first time this season.

Blackburn Rovers

Henning Berg has a few selection problems prior to the visit of Blues with various players either injured or doubts for the game. Jason Lowe is struggling with a hamstring injury picked up a couple of weeks ago and there will also be checks on Gael Givet who was injured prior to the Palace game in midweek and Colin Kazim-Richards. Nuno Gomes is a serious doubt with a knee injury and David Dunn misses out with a calf problem.

Blackburn Rovers’ form is a little indifferent coming into the game; they sit 6th in the table but have won, drawn and lost 2 each of their last six games, scoring just five goals and conceding six. They haven’t drawn at home in the league all season, and have only scored eight goals on home turf in the Championship – however they have won five of their seven games at Ewood.

Blues

Blues have injury concerns with regards to Curtis Davies, Nathan Redmond and Leroy Lita, meaning that Chris Burke and Nikola Zigic who both impressed in midweek will more than likely continue. Pablo Ibanez is back with the squad having played 70 minutes with the Development Squad on Wednesday but the game has come too soon for the return of Paul Caddis.

Blues seem to have been better away than at home this year and I guess this is another game that comes down to how they start. If Blues can show the same intensity that they showed against Bristol City from the off then they will have a chance. If Blues are to push up the table these are the kind of games that they need to grind something out of; yes Blackburn may be 12 places ahead of Blues in the table but their record is only five points better off which doesn’t show a whole world of difference.

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7 Responses to “Back to Back? Blackburn Preview”

  • Bongo says:

    Got to get at them from the off I agree. Pressure off a bit after the Bristol game

    BTW in case you have not seen that this game has been chosen for TV in Scandinavia and the Middle East so you’ll be able to find a stream in the usual places

    KRO

  • KiwiJohn says:

    I can see a draw here, which would be a good result for Blues.

  • Paul Carter - The Voice Of Reason says:

    I am not going today but would like a shout out for two 15 year old lads going up on the train on their own.

    That is son of Paul Carter and his mate John.

    KRO lads.

  • Mickey07 says:

    When did we last win a league match at ewood park??it’s an awful ground for us,I can’t remember us winning there.

  • Bluehobba says:

    A positive result will do for me, any points on the road are good. Good luck Blues!

  • DoctorD says:

    2-0 defeat.

  • tamuffblue says:

    what great memories 15yrs old going to an away match up north on your own Blackburn being amongst them


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