Our prediction for this Championship match:
There will be fireworks when Blackburn Rovers and Swansea City face each other in the Championship round 25. The Riversiders have been having their ups and downs at the start of the year, with the team beating Birmingham, losing to Doncaster, while sharing the spoils with Stoke City. Blackburn Rovers need to return to winning ways as soon as possible if they are to keep their promotion hopes alive, and we are positive that they will go for a win in the midweek clash.
The likes of Bennett, Evans, Rankin-Costello, Wharton, and Williams are all sidelined with injuries. The Swans, on the other hand, have been in a fine form of late, with the team beating both Watford and Barnsley in the Championship, while eliminating Stevenage in the FA Cup. The Welsh outfit aim to give fans yet another reason for celebration, and seeing that they have been impressive in front of goal of late, both teams to score betting option should be considered. Both Benda and Rushesha are sidelined with injuries, while Bennett and Latibeaudiere are rated doubtful.
Highlighted Player (Lewis Holtby):
Lewis Holtby is a left-footed footballer who plays for Hamburg as a midfielder. Holtby began his senior career at Alemannia Aachen and he played for the club between 2007 and 2009. The German player then joined Schalke in 2009, but he was quickly sent to Bochum on loan.
After ending his loan spells with Bochum and Mainz, he returned to Schalke and it has to be noted that he made 55 goals for the club, scoring 10 goals in Bundesliga. On 28 January, 2013 Holtby signed a four-and-a-half-year deal with Tottenham Hotspur, but he was playing below expectations for the Premier League club.
In September, 2014 Holtby joined Hamburg on loan and on 1 July, 2015 he signed a permanent contract with the club. His contract with Hamburg expires on 30 June, 2018. Lewis Holtby has 24 caps for Germany U21 and he made his debut for German national team on 17 November, 2010 in a goalless draw with Sweden. He started the game, but he was substituted by Andre Schurrle after 77 minutes.
Highlighted Team (Swansea):
Swansea City AFC is a Welsh football club from Swansea and is currently playing in the English Premier League. The biggest rival Swansea City is Cardiff City which is next to Swansea City the only football club from Wales that played in the PremierLeague.
Swansea City was founded in 1912 under the name ‘Swansea Town’. The first venue where Swansea City played was The Vetch Field. The club grew in members and fans and on 23th of July 2005 Swansea City opened the Liberty Stadium which holds a capacity of 21 000 supporters. The fans of Swansea City prefer to use the non-commercial name: White Rock Stadium.
In the history of Swansea City the club managed to win the Football League One twice and the Welsh Cup 10 times. So far the Welsh club didn’t win any prizes in the highest English divisions. Known players that wore the Swansea jersey are Lampard, Toshack, Martinez and Bony.