Our prediction for this Championship match:
Saturday’s football match at Ewood Park pits together Blackburn Rovers and Wolverhampton. The Riversiders aim to move away from the relegation zone and the situation at Molineux Stadium is pretty much the same. The Wolves sit in 18th place in the Championship standings ahead of the trip to Lancashire and they are just four points clear of the relegation zone. Coach Walter Zenga doesn’t seem to be the right man for the job and he is certainly under big pressure ahead of the Blackburn Rovers game. It is well known that Wolverhampton struggle on the travels and, taking everything into account, we predict that Blackburn Rovers will record their third home win of the season. The Riversiders outplayed Nottingham Forest (2-1) in their last home fixture in the Championship, with Sam Gallagher scoring a brace for the Ewood Park outfit. The 21-year-old attacker has netted five goals this season and he will be the man to watch in the home team.
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 (Wolverhampton Wanderers):
Wolverhampton are a club that was originally known as St. Luke’s FC. The Wolves play in the Championship and they were founded in 1877. Molineux is the home ground of Wolverhampton and the capacity of the stadium is 31,700. Wolverhampton have won four FA Cup trophies (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960), with the team lifting the League Cup trophy in 1974 and 1980.
The colour of the club’s shirts is orange and they wear black shorts. The Wolves wear blue jerseys when playing away from home. Wolverhampton’s main rivals are West Bromwich Albion and they have been facing each other in the Black Country derby since 1888. In their first meeting in the local derby WBA recorded a 1-0 win over Wolves.
Wolverhampton have won three First Division trophies (1953/1954, 1957/1958, 1958/1959) and they have clinched four FA Cup titles as well (1893, 1908, 1949, 1960). The club’s owner is Steve Morgan.