In the Championship, Blackburn Rovers will play Cardiff City at Ewood Park on Sunday, January 1. Despite a generally successful campaign, the hosts have struggled to establish themselves since their return to competitive competition. Blackburn took the lead in the first five minutes of their most recent match and fell behind ten minutes later to in-form Middlesbrough in a 2-1 defeat. With 39 points, Blackburn is in third place.
Cardiff, on the other hand, has had a tough season but has started getting points to avoid relegation. In their most recent match, they drew 0-0 with Coventry City, and they should have no complaints given that they failed to make any significant chances to score. With 28 points from 25 games, the visitors are 19th in the league.
Blackburn has lost three of their last three games and has lost five of their last six competitive games. They may struggle here after losing their last three at home. Cardiff, on the other hand, has drawn their last four games and lost their last six league games. They could lose this match, as they have only won one of their last five away games.
Prediction: Blackburn Rovers 2-1 Cardiff City
Between Blackburn and Cardiff, there have been 75 meetings. 22 games have been lost while the hosts hold a 28-25 lead. In the most recent meeting, the visitors prevailed 1-0, snapping their seven-game losing streak. In their last seven competitive matches, the hosts have only kept one clean sheet.
This season, Cardiff (20) is the Championship team with the fewest goals scored. Blackburn is the only team in English football’s top five divisions to not have drawn a league game this season. The Riversiders have lost only four of their 12 league games this season, all at home.
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