Our prediction for this Championship match:
Cardiff City play host to Blackburn Rovers at their Cardiff City Stadium on day 13 of the new Championship campaign. The Bluebirds have been involved in some low-scoring matches in the first half of the season, and they should continue rely on their solid defence in Tuesday’s clash. Ireland international Callum Robinson should keep his place up front after scoring a late equalizer against Burnley, whilst both Kion Etete and Jamilu Collins are out of contention with injuries.
The Riversiders, on the other hand, did well to bounce back from a 2-0 loss to Luton Town, with the team beating Millwall 2-1 at their Ewood Park. Blackburn, though, are not regarded as good travellers, which is probably the main reason why the share of spoils is on the horizon. As always, a man to watch in the away team will be Chile international Ben Brereton, who scored his fifth goal of the season at the weekend, while Sam Barnes remains in the treatment room.
Highlighted Player (Callum Robinson):
Born in Northampton, Callum Robinson started his career at Aston Villa. Having gone through the youth ranks with the Villans, Robinson was given his first-team debut in 2013. As a product of the Aston Villa academy, Robinson unfortunately never got a chance to prove his worth at the club and ended up playing no less than 4 league appearances during his three-year stay at Villa Park.
Various loan spells – at Preston North End on two occasions and Bristol City – brought mixed fortunes for the striker up until 2016 when he sealed a permanent move with the Lillywhites. Robinson represented England at U16, U17, U19 and U20 levels but raised plenty of eyebrows when he declared for the Republic of Ireland in March 2018 through his late grandmother who was from Monaghan.
The striker made his senior team breakthrough in Republic of Ireland’s 2-2 draw with Celtic in Scott Brown’s testimonial match and will be hoping to prove doubters wrong and prove his motive is bigger than career opportunism.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888).
Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995).
Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.