Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City Predictions

Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City predictions for this Carabao Cup encounter. Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City pause their Championship campaigns this Wednesday evening as they face off in the third round of the EFL Cup. Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Blackburn Rovers vs Cardiff City Predictions





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Championship Heavyweights Clash in the EFL Cup

Key Stats
– Blackburn have been involved in three matches this season with seven or more goals.
– Cardiff City boast a streak of five wins in their last six matches across all competitions.
– Sammie Szmodics, Blackburn’s midfield maestro, averages a stellar 7.43 rating this season.

As the autumn evenings draw in, the EFL Cup offers a warm embrace to football fans with enticing fixtures. This Wednesday, Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City halt their regular Championship quest to lock horns in the third round of the competition. Both teams enter the game with divergent forms, adding an extra layer of unpredictability to the mix.

Blackburn Rovers: A Rollercoaster Season

Residing in the 14th position currently, life for Blackburn fans has been anything but predictable this season. Their penchant for high-scoring matches is evident, with three games already featuring seven or more goals. Their EFL Cup journey has been particularly exciting. After narrowly defeating Walsall with a 4-3 scoreline, they showcased their attacking prowess by crushing Harrogate Town 8-0.


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However, Blackburn’s defensive vulnerabilities were exposed in their recent loss to Ipswich Town, a thrilling 4-3 affair. Coming from behind multiple times, they were eventually defeated by a goal in the 79th minute. Conceding 11 goals in just 360 minutes of football is concerning, especially when facing an in-form Cardiff City.

Cardiff City: Rising Under Bulut

Despite initial scepticism surrounding the appointment of Erol Bulut, the Welsh side, currently sitting at seventh in the Championship, have been one of the form teams. After a surprising loss to Ipswich, where they let slip a two-goal lead, Cardiff rallied to secure victories against Swansea City, Coventry City, and Sunderland. Their defensive resolve is highlighted by two clean sheets in these three matches. Cardiff supporters now quietly hope for a Premier League berth, an aspiration bolstered by their initial EFL Cup wins over Colchester United and Birmingham City.

Squads and Strategies

Jon Dahl Tomasson is expected to make significant changes to his Blackburn lineup, including introducing Semir Telalovic in the attack. Erol Bulut, on the other hand, might be conservative with Aaron Ramsey’s involvement but will likely freshen up his starting XI after their arduous trip to Sunderland.

Predictions Galore

1. Match Outcome

Drawing from the ‘BettingTips4You Expert Rating’, Blackburn’s Sammie Szmodics stands out with an impressive rating of 7.43. However, Blackburn’s leaky defence, conceding 16 goals this season, is concerning. On the flip side, Cardiff’s solidity, boasting a rating average of 6.92 (ranked 12/24), and a stellar form with five wins in their last six, makes them the favourites.

Prediction: Cardiff City to win.

2. Correct Score

Considering Blackburn’s recent high-scoring affairs and Cardiff’s defensive capabilities, a balance between attack and defence is expected.

Prediction: 2-1 in favour of Cardiff City.

3. Goalscorer Prediction

Sammie Szmodics, Blackburn’s top-rated player, has already netted five times this season. For Cardiff, Aaron Ramsey, with a stellar rating of 7.40, has three goals to his name. Given their form, both are probable candidates.

Prediction: Sammie Szmodics and Aaron Ramsey to score.

4. Corner Count

Blackburn Rovers average six corners a game, while Cardiff manage about 4.3. With both teams expected to make rotations, the dynamics might shift slightly.

Prediction: Blackburn Rovers to win the corner count with a total of 11 corners in the game.





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