Cardiff City are back in Championship action this weekend and will entertain Blackburn Rovers as they bid to bounce back from their 5-0 hammering at the hands of Sheffield Wednesday last time out.
Here’s everything you need to know about the clash.
What time does Cardiff City v Blackburn Rovers kick off?
Cardiff City v Blackburn Rovers will kick-off behind closed doors at Cardiff City Stadium at 3pm on Saturday, April 10.
Is it on TV?
No. The game will not be broadcast on TV.
What about live streaming?
Cardiff City will be streaming the game live on their website and match passes for those viewing in the UK can be bought here for £10.
Overseas viewers will be able to pay to watch the game for £7 – other packages are also available. Full details here.
Meanwhile, 2020/21 season ticket holders are eligible to apply for a Cardiff City TV streaming pass here.
You can also follow all the action on our live blog from around 12.30pm, which you’ll be able to find here.
What are the odds?
- Cardiff – 6/5
- Draw – 12/5
- Blackburn – 23/10
(Odds via The Pools and correct at the time of publication)
What’s the team news?
Cardiff are likely to once again be without skipper Sean Morrison, who continues to struggle with a calf injury.
Joe Bennett (ACL) and Joel Bagan (shoulder) remain long-term absentees, but Josh Murphy is back after recovering from illness, while Perry Ng is also fit.
Jordi Osei-Tutu played half an hour in a recent friendly with Exeter City, but remains out of contention. Lee Tomlin also played in that game, but is similarly a big doubt.
Meanwhile, Blackburn will be without Joe Rankin-Costello after he limped off with a broken metatarsal last time out, but Joe Rothwell could be in contention, despite going off in the clash with Bournemouth on Easter Monday.
What have the managers said?
Mick McCarthy: “When you’re on that brilliant run, everything seems golden.
“Not to me, I could still see areas we could strengthen, what players could do better at.
“But the bad run and bad results exacerbate that.
“Everyone starts looking and can critique then. Even at that you have to look at the good in things as well.”
Tony Mowbray: “We’ve been saying that for a few weeks because you can’t go this long without winning games, because you obviously need points.
“I’m not overly concerned to the point where you don’t want to transmit nervousness to the team, because we can only take things game-by-game.
“We need to focus on the next game and see how we do at Cardiff City before we host Derby County, the week after that.”
- Six of the last nine league meetings between Cardiff and Blackburn have ended as a draw, including a goalless draw earlier this season.
- Blackburn are looking to win consecutive away league matches against Cardiff for the first time since April 1985 (four in a row).
- Cardiff conceded as many goals in their 0-5 defeat against Sheffield Wednesday last time out as they had in their previous 10 league matches combined.
- Blackburn are winless in their last six league games, the longest current such run in the Championship.
- Only Emiliano Buendía (15) has more assists in the Championship this season than Blackburn’s Harvey Elliott (10).