English Championship: Game Week 21
Stadium: Ewood Park
12th December 2023
Blackburn Rovers will welcome Bristol City at Ewood Park in Game Week 21 of the English Championship. Blackburn lost back to back games in the Championship. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Blackburn Rovers form
Blackburn Rovers suffered consecutive defeats in the Championship, a rarity this season, with a surprising loss against Sheffield Wednesday followed by a 2-0 victory for Leeds United. Despite having more possession and more shots than their opponents, Jon Dahl Tomasson's team couldn't convert their chances, while clinical goals from Daniel James and Crysencio Summerville secured the win for Leeds. The contrast in efficiency and effectiveness in the attacking third between Blackburn and Leeds emphasized the former's weaknesses since losing key players like Ben Brereton Diaz to Villarreal. Although Blackburn no longer has Brereton Diaz and Bradley Dack, they still have a top performer in Sammie Szmodics, who leads the Championship's Golden Boot race with 14 goals. Blackburn's home form at Ewood Park has been inconsistent, with four wins and six losses in their 10 league matches, making them one of the teams with the highest number of home defeats alongside Millwall.
Blackburn Rovers Predicted Lineup
Wahlstedt; Hill, Carter, Wharton, Pickering; Tronstad, Wharton, Moran, Szmodics, Sigurdsson; Ennis
Bristol City form
Bristol City's winless streak in the Championship continues after a 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Huddersfield Town. Under Liam Manning's leadership, the team has only managed to collect five points from their first five matches. Huddersfield took the lead with a goal from Delano Burgzorg, but Bristol City's Tommy Conway equalized in the second half. The team is aiming to compete for a top-six spot this season, but currently sits in 14th place, four points behind sixth-placed Sunderland. Bristol City has struggled without playmaker Alex Scott, who moved to Bournemouth during the summer transfer window. The team ranks 20th in big chances created. In recent matches against Blackburn, Bristol City has remained undefeated in the last six meetings, with Blackburn's last victory coming in June 2020.
Bristol City Predicted Lineup
O'Leary; Tanner, Vyner, Dickie; Sykes, James, Williams, Bell; Weimann, Knight, Conway
Blackburn Rovers vs Bristol City Expert Tips
Blackburn received a harsh lesson in ruthlessness from Leeds under Farke's management over the weekend. Consequently, we believe that Rovers can utilize their newfound knowledge in their upcoming match against Bristol City. The Robins have not witnessed a significant improvement in their results since Manning took over as coach, therefore we anticipate a defeat for the away team at Ewood Park.