Lineups

Blackburn Rovers

( 4-3-3 )

  • 1. T. Kaminski

  • 26. D. Lenihan

  • 2. R. Nyambe

  • 27. L. Travis Yellow Card

    64'
  • 15. B. Douglas

  • 23. B. Dack

    72'
  • 16. H. Elliott

  • 30. J. Branthwaite

  • 8. J. Rothwell

    46'
  • 4. B. Johnson

    46'
  • 7. A. Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 13. A. Pears

  • 10. L. Holtby

    64'
  • 39. T. Dolan

  • 19. T. Trybull

  • 18. J. Davenport

    46'
  • 21. J. Buckley Goal

    72'
  • 6. S. Downing

  • 9. S. Gallagher

    46' 61'
  • 20. B. Brereton

    61'

England - Championship

36' L. Travis 36' Yellow Card 36'  L. Travis 48' J. Thompson 48' Yellow Card 48'  J. Thompson 71' R. Norrington-Davi 71' Yellow Card 71'  R. Norrington-Davies 79' J. Chester 79' Red Card 79'   J. Chester 38' N. Powell 38' Goal 38'   Powell N. Powell 76' J. Buckley 76' Goal 76'   Buckley J. Buckley
Blackburn Rovers

Blackburn Rovers

1 - 1

Stoke City

Stoke City

  • 38'
    0 - 1
  • HT
    0 - 1
  • 76
    1 - 1
  • Date: 16/01/2021
  • Time: 15:00
  • Venue: Ewood Park
  • Referee: Geoff Eltringham
Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City - Preview

Date published: 1/14/2021 8:52:04 PM

Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City - Preview

Blackburn complete Jarrad Branthwaite loan deal in time for Stoke clash

Jarrad Branthwaite is expected to go straight into Blackburn’s squad for Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship home clash with Stoke.

Rovers announced on Thursday they had completed the signing of the 18-year-old Everton centre-back on loan until the end of the season.

Boss Tony Mowbray has been looking for reinforcement at the back, with Daniel Ayala out until at least the end of the month with a hamstring problem and Derrick Williams and Scott Wharton not expected to feature again this term.

Another defensive boost is Ryan Nyambe returning after his period of self-isolation. Midfielder Bradley Dack, who made his first start in more than a year in last weekend’s FA Cup defeat to Doncaster, will drop back to the bench, while Dan Butterworth and Lewis Holtby could return after injury.

New signings Rhys Norrington-Davies and Jack Clarke could make their debuts after signing on loan from Sheffield United and Tottenham respectively.

Defender James Chester and midfielder Nick Powell are set to return after being rested for the FA Cup defeat to Leicester.

Adam Davies (knee) will not be fit until the end of the month, while fellow goalkeeper Angus Gunn (ankle) will be a couple of weeks longer.

Strikers Steven Fletcher (knee) and Lee Gregory (groin) could make their returns within a couple of weeks and left-back Morgan Fox faces a similar timeframe with his hamstring injury.

 

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Match Information

  • Championship
  • Round 24
  • Ewood Park
  • Geoff Eltringham
  • 16 Jan, 15:00

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Lineups

Blackburn Rovers
(4-3-3)
Stoke City
(4-4-2)
  • 1. T. Kaminski

  • 26. D. Lenihan

  • 2. R. Nyambe

  • 27. L. Travis Yellow Card

    64'
  • 15. B. Douglas

  • 23. B. Dack

    72'
  • 16. H. Elliott

  • 30. J. Branthwaite

  • 8. J. Rothwell

    46'
  • 4. B. Johnson

    46'
  • 7. A. Armstrong

Substitutes

  • 13. A. Pears

  • 10. L. Holtby

    64'
  • 39. T. Dolan

  • 19. T. Trybull

  • 18. J. Davenport

    46'
  • 21. J. Buckley Goal

    72'
  • 6. S. Downing

  • 9. S. Gallagher

    46' 61'
  • 20. B. Brereton

    61'
  • 32. J. Bursik

  • 36. H. Souttar

  • 46. R. Norrington-Davies Yellow Card

  • 37. N. Collins

  • 12. J. Chester Red Card

  • 4. J. Allen

    83'
  • 13. M. Obi

  • 25. N. Powell Goal

    61'
  • 34. J. Thompson Yellow Card

  • 49. R. Matondo

    83'
  • 18. J. Brown

Substitutes

  • 40. B. Noukeu

  • 6. D. Batth

    83'
  • 14. T. Smith

  • 22. S. Clucas

  • 7. T. Ince

  • 20. T. Oakley-Boothe

  • 24. J. Cousins

    83'
  • 9. S. Vokes

  • 47. J. Clarke

    61'

 

       

         

         

         

         

         

Simulation

Stoke City vs Blackburn Rovers

There is a 25.6% chance of a draw.
In simulations where the game is not a draw Blackburn Rovers, at 55.7%, are heavy favorites to beat Stoke City who have a 18.7% chance.
In simulation wins, Stoke City upsets Blackburn Rovers by averaging 6.4 shots and 2.9 shots on goal.
They average 2.0 goals in simulated victories vs just 0.5 in simulation losses.
Overall, the average simulation score is Blackburn Rovers 1.7 to Stoke City 0.9.

Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City

    Blackburn Rovers 1 - 1 Stoke City - Match Report

    Date published: 1/16/2021 6:31:24 PM

    Blackburn Rovers 1 - 1 Stoke City - Match Report

    Buckley leaves it late to steal a point for Blackburn

    John Buckley’s late equaliser helped Blackburn salvage a 1-1 draw against 10-man Stoke.

    If ever there was a game to neatly sum up the unpredictable nature of the Championship, this was it. Stoke dominated much of the game after Nick Powell’s bullet header put them in front seven minutes before the break.

    They hit the woodwork and created countless chances while hardly giving Rovers a sniff. But the game swung within four second-half minutes as Buckley levelled in the 76th minute with Blackburn’s second shot on target, and James Chester saw red for bringing down Adam Armstrong.

    But a defence that has conceded once in seven away games had the nous to hold on for a point when three looked far more likely.

    Both sides lost ground on the top six, as Blackburn have now won one in five, while the Potters are winless in four.

    Rovers made seven changes from the FA Cup defeat to Doncaster and handed a debut to on-loan defender Jarrad Branthwaite. The Potters gave new signings Rabbi Matondo and Rhys Norrington-Davies their first starts.

    Rovers struggled to break down Stoke’s miserly defence and the visitors took control from the moment they registered their first shot in the 38th minute, when Jordan Thompson’s pinpoint corner was met six yards out by Powell who powered his header past Thomas Kaminski.

    Thompson went agonisingly close to doubling the advantage moments later when neat interplay manufactured a position on the inside left and his left-foot shot rattled the far post with Kaminski beaten.

    The Blackburn goalkeeper then produced a fingertip save to deny Powell from another Thompson corner, as Stoke threatened to run away with the game before half-time.

    Stoke’s dominance continued in the second half as Jacob Brown’s low cross was parried into the six-yard box by Kaminski before Rovers scrambled clear, and the potent combination of Thompson and Powell combined yet again but the latter headed over from 12 yards.

    Despite the pattern of the game, the lead remained slender and Josef Bursik produced a fine reflex save to tip behind Armstrong’s vicious first-time shot in the 73rd minute.

    And out of nowhere, Rovers were level in the 76th minute when a deep cross was kept in play on the left by Elliott and his centre was tapped in from close range by Buckley.

    This remarkable game swung further towards the hosts two minutes later when Stoke’s captain Chester was shown a straight red card for bringing down Armstrong when he was set to race clear of the Potters’ defence.

    Rovers sensed an opportunity but Ben Brereton’s late low shot was saved by Bursik and Stoke ensured they left with a point.

       

    Lineups

    Stoke City

    ( 4-4-2 )

    • 32. J. Bursik

    • 36. H. Souttar

    • 46. R. Norrington-Davies Yellow Card

    • 37. N. Collins

    • 12. J. Chester Red Card

    • 4. J. Allen

      83'
    • 13. M. Obi

    • 25. N. Powell Goal

      61'
    • 34. J. Thompson Yellow Card

    • 49. R. Matondo

      83'
    • 18. J. Brown

    Substitutes

    • 40. B. Noukeu

    • 6. D. Batth

      83'
    • 14. T. Smith

    • 22. S. Clucas

    • 7. T. Ince

    • 20. T. Oakley-Boothe

    • 24. J. Cousins

      83'
    • 9. S. Vokes

    • 47. J. Clarke

      61'