Our football match prediction:
Thanks to a hard-fought 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest, Blackburn Rovers put an end to their seven-game winless run in the Championship. The Riversiders, though, still sit in the relegation zone, but a victory over Bristol City could see them move away from bottom three. Monday’s football game against the Robins is of huge importance for the hosts and we predict that they will leave their hearts on the field this time out. Blackburn Rovers are after their eighth home win of the season and we believe that they will pick up all three points from the match. Bristol City head into the game following back-to-back wins over the likes of Wolves and QPR (both at home), but considering that they were beaten by the likes of Preston (0-5) and Brentford (0-2) in previous two away fixtures in the English second tier, the visitors are likely to return home empty-handed.
Highlighted Player (Shane Duffy):
Shane Duffy is a footballer from Northern Ireland, who plays for Blackburn Rovers as a centre back. Duffy was born on 1 January, 1992 and he is considered one of the tallest players in the Championship. The 193-cm-tall defender began his youth career at Foyle Harps and went on to sign a deal with Premier League giants Everton in 2008. Despite being an Everton player for five years, he made no more than five appearances for the Goodison Park outfit in the process. The Northern Ireland international enjoyed loan spells with Burnley, Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town before joining Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2014. Shane Duffy scored four goals in 41 appearances for the Rovers in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he played an important role in Paul Lambert’s team. Despite being born in Northern Ireland, the defender made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in June 2014 against Costa Rica, switching his allegiance after representing the Northern Ireland Under-16 side.
Highlighted Team (Bristol City):
Bristol City are one of the two famous clubs from the city of Bristol. Formed in 1894 the Robins mostly participated in English lower leagues and they have never played in the Premier League. Bristol City’s bitterest rivals are Bristol Rovers and it has to be noted that two teams first met in 1897. Bristol City have outplayed their local rivals on 43 occasions in the Bristol Derby. Cardiff City are regarded as Bristol City’s bitter rivals as well. The Robins play their home games at Ashton Gate, the stadium that was opened in 1887. Bristol City were semi-finalists of the League Cup two times (1970/1971, 1988/1989), with the team making it to the FA Cup final in 1909. The Robins faced Manchester United in the title game, but they failed to upset the English giants in the Crystal Palace clash. It is well known that Bristol City footballers wear red shirts and blue shorts.