Cardiff v Blackburn. Preview

Last updated : 15 January 2022 By Michael Morris

Saturday 15th January, 2022. ko 12:30pm


Cardiff City boss Steve Morison:“Blackburn have got some excellent players, including one of the top goalscorers in the league as well.

"We’re going to need to be at the top of our game, and to be the best version of ourselves to get the result, which is what we’re planning on this weekend.

“We need numbers, and for squad members to help us out as we come into a very busy period. With the added FA Cup fixture too, everyone is going to have to play their part."

Blackburn Rovers boss Tony Mowbray: “We did it [behind closed doors] for a season and got used to it and will go to Cardiff and do it again.

“It’s not ideal, football is for the people, the fans, the excitement, the energy and let’s hope we have the talent on the grass to come out on top.

“Whenever you play Cardiff you know it’s a physically demanding game for you and we’ll go there and try and bring our A game and see if we can get the points.”

Match Facts

  • Cardiff are winless in six league matches against Blackburn (D4 L2) since winning 2-1 in August 2016.
  • Blackburn Rovers are looking to complete a league double over Cardiff for the first time since the 1984-85 campaign under Bobby Saxton.
  • Cardiff midfielder Joe Ralls has assisted five goals in his last seven league games, as many as in his previous 48 combined beforehand. His five assists this season are his most in a league campaign since 2015-16 (seven).
  • Since a 7-0 home defeat to Fulham in November, Blackburn have conceded just three goals in nine Championship matches (W7 D2), the fewest of any side in the entire division in this time.
  • Cardiff have lost eight of their last nine home league matches (W1), while they have earned fewer points at home overall this season than any other Championship side (seven).

Match Officials:

Assistants: Philip Dermott and Paul Hodskinson
Fourth Official : Stephen Martin