Our prediction for this Championship match:
It has been four years since Blackburn Rovers played their last Premier League game and, as things stand now, they are unlikely to return to the English top flight at the end of the season. The Riversiders sit in the relegation zone in the Championship standings ahead of Matchday 17 and they head into Saturday’s football match against Brentford following a 2-1 loss to Aston Villa. Blackburn aim to move away from bottom three and we predict that the game against the Bees will be the turning point for the hosts. Brentford suffered a 2-0 loss to Fulham in their last league match and considering that they registered only one win in previous six league matches, the visitors are unlikely to spoil Blackburn’s party at Ewood Park. Sam Gallagher has netted seven goals for Blackburn Rovers in the 2016/2017 Championship campaign so far, meaning that the opposition defenders should have him at bay.
Highlighted Player (Jason Lowe):
Jason Lowe is a Blackburn Rovers midfielder, who was born on 2 September, 1991 in Wigan, Greater Manchester. Lowe plays as a defensive midfielder, but he is capable of playing as a central midfielder and a right back as well. The Blackburn footballer made his senior debut on 28 March 2011 during his loan spell with Oldham Athletic. He scored his first ever goal against Notts County six days later. Lowe returned to Blackburn Rovers at the end of the 2010/2011 season and he made his first appearance for the Rovers on 24 August 2011 in a victory over Sheffield Wednesday (League Cup). Speaking of his international career, Lowe made England U-19 training camp and he was selected for his national team for the European Under-19 Football Championship finals in July 2010 (Ukraine). However, he eventually withdrew from the squad through injury. On 10 October, 2011 Lowe made his England U-21 debut in a 2-1 victory over Norway U-21. The two teams faced each other in the Euro 2013 qualifiers.
Highlighted Team (Brentford):
Based in London, Brentford compete in the Championship and they were founded in 1898. Griffin Park has been the home ground of the club since 1904 and the capacity of the venue is 12,300.
The Bees have yet to play in the Premier League and it has to be noted that they made it to the FA Cup sixth round on four occasions (1937/1938, 1945/1946,1948/1949, 1988/1989). Brentford played in the League Cup round 4 in the 1982/1983 and 2010/2011 season and that is the club’s biggest success in the competition.
Brentford’s main rivals are Fulham and Queens Park Rangers and they take on each other in the West London Derby. The rivalry with the Cottagers is probably the biggest and you should bear in mind that the clashes between the two teams have always been marred by crowd violence. The colour of Brentford’s shirts is red and white and they wear black shorts.