Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City go head to head in a highly-anticipated game at Ewood Park. The Riversiders did well to beat Birmingham City on the road in their last league match, but they suffered a shocking elimination to Doncaster in the FA Cup last 64 at the weekend. Blackburn are eager to return to winning ways in the Championship, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their sixth home win of the season.
Key attacker Adam Armstrong, who was rested in the FA Cup clash, returns to the starting XI, as well as Joe Rothwell and Harvey Elliot. The Potters, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Leicester City. Stoke City are on a five-game winless run in all competitions, and given Blackburn’s fine home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Steven Fletcher, who suffered an injury in a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth, remains in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Ed Upson):
Born on the 21st Of November, 1989, Ed Upson is an English professional footballer having capped for his country at the under-17 and under-19 levels. The Bury St.Edmonds local signed his first professional contract with youth club Ipswich at the age of 17. In 2008, he joined Stevenage Borough on loan and made his professional debut against Kettering Town in September. This appearance turned out to be his only for the club before he returned to Ipswich.
After making sporadic appearances for the club, in March 2010, Upson left Ipswich once again on a month's loan to join Barnet. He then joined Yeovil Town in what was initially a two-year deal at the start of the 10/11 season. His performances at the club earned him a further two-year extension on his contract. In four years at Yeovil, Upson made 147 appearances, scoring 17 and assisting 25 goals in all competitions.
He also helped them win the 2013 playoff final and secure a place in the EFL Championship for the first time in the club's history. Upson followed up spells with Milwall and Milton Keynes Dons before joining Bristol on the 1st of July, 2018. The 29-year-old plays as a Central midfielder and is known for his vision and passing ability.
Highlighted Team (Stoke City):
Stoke City FC (named Stoke FC until 1925) is an English football club from the city Stoke-on-Trent (located in the north of England). De club was founded in the year 1863 and next to Notts County FC the club from Stoke is the oldest professional football club worldwide. Different signs of Stoke City show that the club is founded in 1868. Currently Stoke City is playing in the Premier League. The home games of Stoke City are hosted in the Britannia Stadium which holds a capacity for 29 000 spectators.
The most known nickname of Stoke City FC is the Potters. The main club colors of the club are red and white. The away it is colored in blue. The only 3 prizes Stoke City managed to win so far are the League Cup in 1972 and the Football League Trophy twice (1992 and 2000). Famous players that played for Stoke City FC are: Ameobi, Gudjohnsen and Peter Crouch.