Lineups

Blackburn Rovers

( 4-4-2 )

  • 1. T. Kaminski

  • 2. R. Nyambe

  • 3. D. Williams

  • 4. Daniel Ayala

  • 17. A. Bell

  • 4. B. Johnson Yellow Card

  • 10. L. Holtby

  • 39. T. Dolan

    61'
  • 8. J. Rothwell

  • 7. A. Armstrong

  • 20. B. Brereton

    58'

Substitutes

  • 33. A. Fisher

  • 28. S. Wharton

  • 31. E. Bennett

  • 21. J. Buckley

  • 18. J. Davenport

  • 9. S. Gallagher Yellow Card

    58'
  • 11. H. Chapman

England - Championship

34' G. Cunningham 34' Yellow Card 34'  G. Cunningham 49' L. Bacuna 49' Yellow Card 49'  L. Bacuna 50' B. Johnson 50' Yellow Card 50'  B. Johnson 59' L. Tomlin 59' Yellow Card 59'  L. Tomlin 70' L. Tomlin 70' 2nd Yellow Card 70'  L. Tomlin 80' S. Gallagher 80' Yellow Card 80'  S. Gallagher
Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

0 - 0

Cardiff City

Cardiff City

  • HT
    0 - 0
  • Date: 03/10/2020
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Ewood Park
  • Referee: Darren Bond
Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City - Preview

Date published: 10/1/2020 10:43:16 PM

Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City - Preview

Sam Gallagher and Corry Evans in contention for Blackburn

Blackburn have received a double boost for the Sky Bet Championship clash with Cardiff at Ewood Park.

Sam Gallagher is set to appear in a matchday squad for the first time this season following a groin problem.

Gallagher’s return will be timely with Joe Rankin-Costello and Bradley Dack sidelined, while Corry Evans is also in contention after suffering a bruised foot on the opening weekend of the season.

Daniel Ayala built up his fitness by playing an hour for the Under-23s against Leicester on Monday.

Joe Bennett and Joe Ralls have returned to training after calf injuries and are in with a chance of starting for Cardiff.

The pair missed the home defeat to Reading when Greg Cunningham, who was on loan at Blackburn last season, and Will Vaulks deputised.

Lee Tomlin and Josh Murphy are likely to be among the substitutes again as they work their way back to full fitness.

Tomlin has not started a game this season but did come off the bench to score in last weekend’s 2-1 loss to Reading.

 

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 4
  • Ewood Park
  • Darren Bond
  • 03 Oct, 15:00

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Lineups

Blackburn Rovers
(4-4-2)
Cardiff City
(4-4-2)
  • 1. T. Kaminski

  • 2. R. Nyambe

  • 3. D. Williams

  • 4. Daniel Ayala

  • 17. A. Bell

  • 4. B. Johnson Yellow Card

  • 10. L. Holtby

  • 39. T. Dolan

    61'
  • 8. J. Rothwell

  • 7. A. Armstrong

  • 20. B. Brereton

    58'

Substitutes

  • 33. A. Fisher

  • 28. S. Wharton

  • 31. E. Bennett

  • 21. J. Buckley

  • 18. J. Davenport

  • 9. S. Gallagher Yellow Card

    58'
  • 11. H. Chapman

  • 12. A. Smithies

  • 3. J. Bennett

    13'
  • 4. S. Morrison

  • 2. J. Osei-Tutu

  • 16. C. Nelson

  • 21. M. Pack

  • 7. L. Bacuna Yellow Card

  • 17. L. Tomlin Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

  • 33. J. Hoilett

    75'
  • 10. K. Moore

  • 27. S. Ojo

    86'

Substitutes

  • 25. J. Day

  • 22. S. Bamba

  • 18. G. Cunningham Yellow Card

  • 8. J. Ralls

    75'
  • 6. W. Vaulks

    86'
  • 11. J. Murphy

  • 9. R. Glatzel

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Cardiff City vs Blackburn Rovers

There is a 25.9% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Blackburn Rovers, at 45.8%, are heavy favorites to beat Cardiff City who have a 28.3% chance.
In simulation wins, Cardiff City upsets Blackburn Rovers by averaging 10.6 shots and 3.7 shots on goal.
They average 2.4 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.7 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Blackburn Rovers 1.7 to Cardiff City 1.3.

Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff City

    Blackburn Rovers 0 - 0 Cardiff City - Match Report

    Date published: 10/3/2020 7:15:37 PM

    Blackburn Rovers 0 - 0 Cardiff City - Match Report

    Cardiff hold on for point at Blackburn after Lee Tomlin red card

    Cardiff battled to a 0-0 draw at Blackburn despite going down to 10 men.

    In a tight game of few clear openings, the Bluebirds had set themselves a solid platform on which to potentially snatch three points but were undone in the 69th minute when Lee Tomlin was sent off after receiving his second booking in the space of 11 minutes.

    But Neil Harris’ men regrouped and deprived in-form Blackburn of any space in which to create chances.

    The best opportunities came in the opening period, with Thomas Kaminski producing another assured performance and Alex Smithies saving impressively from Adam Armstrong, who had the game’s best chance.

    Blackburn lacked the composure to make the decisive contribution but are three unbeaten in the league without conceding. Cardiff remain unbeaten on their travels in the league this season.

    Tony Mowbray was without the injured Darragh Lenihan, so Daniel Ayala made his debut – one of two changes. Harris refreshed his side with Joe Bennett and Tomlin after defeat to Reading.

    Former Blackburn man Junior Hoilett had the game’s first sight of goal in the sixth minute when he cut in from the left and whipped one towards the top corner that required a stunning fingertip save from Kaminski to repel.

    The Bluebirds were comfortable for most of the half and Kaminski once again proved his worth as he expertly tipped a Sheyi Ojo effort around the post after the winger had engineered space.

    But Rovers enjoyed a strong end to the half. First, Tyrhys Dolan won possession in his own half and Armstrong was able to race clear of the scrambling Cardiff defence, only to be denied by Smithies, who got a touch on the attempted dink before the ball was hooked clear.

    And deep into injury time, the ball fell invitingly to Ben Brereton on the edge of the box, but Smithies got down well to smother his rasping drive.

    Neither side could take control as the second half began, though Sean Morrison headed straight at Kaminski early on and the impressive Kieffer Moore nodded wide soon after, under pressure from Ayala.

    Cardiff shot themselves in the foot 21 minutes from the end, though, when playmaker Tomlin received his marching orders for a needless foul on Sam Gallagher deep into Blackburn territory that earned him a deserved second booking.

    It gave Mowbray’s men the impetus and they set about trying to make the breakthrough. Amari’i Bell’s teasing cross 16 minutes from time gave Gallagher a half chance, but he couldn’t make the right connection.

    Morrison almost diverted into his own net in stoppage time and Joe Rothwell fired wide, but Cardiff held on relatively comfortably.

    Lineups

    Cardiff City

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 12. A. Smithies

    • 3. J. Bennett

      13'
    • 4. S. Morrison

    • 2. J. Osei-Tutu

    • 16. C. Nelson

    • 21. M. Pack

    • 7. L. Bacuna Yellow Card

    • 17. L. Tomlin Yellow Card 2nd Yellow Card

    • 33. J. Hoilett

      75'
    • 10. K. Moore

    • 27. S. Ojo

      86'

    Substitutes

    • 25. J. Day

    • 22. S. Bamba

    • 18. G. Cunningham Yellow Card

    • 8. J. Ralls

      75'
    • 6. W. Vaulks

      86'
    • 11. J. Murphy

    • 9. R. Glatzel