Our prediction for this Championship match:
Following a heart-breaking loss to Middlesbrough, Blackburn Rovers will look to return to winning ways in the Championship when they take on Cardiff City on Matchday 26. The Riversiders have been struggling to find their form in the festive fixtures, but the bookies still see them as favourites to beat the Bluerbirds on home soil. Midfielder John Buckley is banned for the match, whilst all Barnes, Batty, Brittain, Dolan, and Vale should miss out through injuries.
Meanwhile, Cardiff City have drawn each of their last four league matches, and they are likely to adopt yet another defence-minded approach. However, preventing Blackburn attackers from scoring at Ewood Park is easier said than done, which is probably the main reason why home win should be considered. Both Ebou Adams and Jamilu Collins are sidelined with injuries for the away team.
Highlighted Player (Bradley Dack):
Born in Greenwich, England on December 31, 1993, Bradley Dack is a midfielder who plays for Blackburn Rovers in the Championship. Bradley Dack began his youth career at Charlton Athletic back in 2005 and five years later he moved to Corinthian. However, the English footballer started his senior career at Gillingham, making his league debut against Bradford City on August 18, 2012. 20 days later he scored his first senior goal as he found the net in Football League trophy clash against Crawley Town.
Before joining Blackburn Rovers on June 27, 2017 Bradley Dack played four games on loan for Braintree Town, scoring one goal in those league games. His main position is attacking midfielder, but he is used as both right and left midfielder as well. Dack once described himself as “free role behind two strikers”.
The Blackburn Rovers midfielder often finds the net and it has to be noted that he scored 16 goals in 36 appearances for the Riversiders in the 2017/2018 League One campaign.
Highlighted Team (Cardiff):
Cardiff City are a Welsh football club that compete in the English second tier (Championship). In 2009 they moved from Ninian Park to Cardiff City Stadium, the venue that officially holds 33,280 spectators.
The Bluebirds played their first ever Premier League match on 18 August, 2013, but they were beaten by West Ham United (0-2) on their debut in the English top flight. However, a week later Fraizer Campbell (two goals) and Aron Gunnarson helped Cardiff City record their first ever win in the Premier League.
The Bluebirds outplayed Manchester City back then, but they eventually dropped to the Championship at the end of the season. Fellow Welsh outfit Swansea City are considered Cardiff’s fiercest rivals and the two teams take on each other in the South Wales derby.
The colour of Cardiff City’s home kit is blue, whilst they wear red shirts and shorts when playing on the travels.