Our prediction for this Championship match:
Adams Park will host Friday’s football game between Wycombe Wanderers and Blackburn Rovers. Wycombe are stuck at the bottom of the table, and, as things stand now, the Chairboys should find it hard to secure the Championship survival. The rock-bottom side face yet another must-win situation against Blackburn, and we predict that the hosts will leave their hearts on the field.
The Riversiders, on the other hand, sit in the middle of the table ahead of Matchday 39. Blackburn are on a four-game winless run in the English second tier, and given the importance of the match for the hosts, we are tempted to put our money on the Chairboys. Sam Gallagher, who found the net in the 1-1 draw with Norwich City, is pushing for a start for the visiting team. Obita and Pattison are likely to miss the game with injuries for the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Jason McCarthy):
Jason McCarthy is a product of the famous Southampton youth academy. McCarthy started his youth career in his hometown club back in 2002 and he made his senior debut with the Saints in the Premier League on December 26, 2014, coming as a substitute for Nathaniel Clyne in a 3-1 away victory at Crystal Palace.
After spending a couple of seasons on loan at Wycombe Wanderers and Walsall, the English defender signed a three-year deal with Barnsley in the summer of 2017 for an undisclosed fee. Jason McCarthy was struggling to secure a first-team football at the Oakwell stadium outfit and, as a result, he returned to Wycombe Wanderers on August 9, 2018, penning a three-year contract with the League One side.
His preferred foot is right, his main position centre-back, but he is used as a right-back as well. Jason McCarthy was born in Southampton on November 7, 1995.
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.