Blackburn v Cardiff. Preview

Last updated : 03 October 2020 By Michael Morris

Saturday 3rd October, ko 3:00pm


Match facts

  • Blackburn are looking to win consecutive league games against Cardiff for the first time since April 1985.
  • The last four league meetings between Blackburn and Cardiff at Ewood Park have ended level, playing out a goalless draw last season.
  • Blackburn Rovers have scored 11 goals in their opening three league matches, the most by a team in England’s second tier since Middlesbrough scored 12 in their first three games of the 1963-64 season.
  • Including play-off matches, Cardiff have won six of their last seven away Championship matches (L1), netting 13 goals in their six victories.
  • Blackburn’s Adam Armstrong has scored in his last five league matches, netting seven goals in total. The last Rovers player to score in six consecutive Championship appearances was Jordan Rhodes between December 2012 and February 2013 (seven in a row).

Cardiff City manager Neil Harris: "Blackburn have been in good form the last couple of weeks. Scored some good goals, every opportunity they’ve had has gone in.

"They’ve got good players and attacking players, good continuity.

"They’ve added two and we’ve added three.

"They are a dangerous side at the moment, Adam Armstrong is a top striker at this level."

Blackburn Rovers manager Tony Mowbray: "The confidence levels in the team are good, we believe in what we’re doing and that it’s helping us get results.

"Cardiff are next. I talked last week about Derby, Cardiff and Forest being our next three games and it’s quite a tough ask against established teams who are always in, or around, the play-offs over the last few years with big expectations.

"Looking at their squad they have an experienced squad with a manager who knows what it’s all about. He’s done his apprenticeship at Millwall, he knows what he likes in football and how his teams play and what we do know is they will come and make it very difficult for us.

"We should expect a tough game but one we’ll look to impact with the way we’re playing."

Match Officials:

Assistants: Nik Barnard and Natalie Aspinall
Fourth Official: Shaun Hudson