The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday, while Birmingham played out a 1-1 draw against Burnley, a day later.
Blackburn Rovers will host Birmingham City in an EFL Championship fixture at Ewood Park on Saturday evening. The hosts are heading into the match on the back of a comfortable 2-0 win over Sunderland on Tuesday, while Birmingham played out a 1-1 draw against Burnley, a day later. The victory helped Blackburn move to second place in the standings, having collected 27 points from 16 games, level on points with first place side Queens Park Rangers, who have a game in hand. The visitors, meanwhile, are sitting at the 14th position, with 20 points to their name from 15 games.
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Blackburn put two goals past Sunderland without reply courtesy of strikes either side of the break from Ben Brereton Diaz and Scott Wharton. It was a clinical performance from Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side as they managed to find the back of the net twice from the three shots on target in the full 90 minutes. Meanwhile, it was the Riversiders’ ninth league-win of the campaign, the most in the English second tier.
Birmingham, on the other hand, came from behind to share the spoils against Burnley at home. Johan Berg Gudmundsson broke the deadlock with a 74th-minute strike, before Scott Hogan leveled the score six minutes later. The Blues managed to limit in-form Burnley to just one shot on target in the entire match. The result helped John Eustace’s side to extend their unbeaten run to eight games. Prior to the draw, Birmingham recorded back-to-back wins against Bristol city (3-0) and Hull city (2-0).
Blackburn defender Daniel Ayala is sidelined with an unspecified injury. Chile international Brereton Diaz is likely to lead the line alongside Gallagher. Travis, Morton and Pickering could form the midfield-trio, with Szmodics and Hedges occupying the flanks. As for Birmingham, veteran striker Troy Deeney could be rested against the Riversiders. Chong and Hogan could form the attacking-duo, with Juninho Bacuna and Colin occupying the flanks.
Blackburn Rovers probable starting lineup: Kaminski, Carter, Hyam, Wharton, Hedges, Travis, Morton, Pickering, Szmodics, Gallagher, Brereton Diaz
Birmingham City probable starting lineup: Ruddy, Sanderson, Dean, Trusty, Colin, Bielik, Hannibal, Longelo, Bacuna, chong, Hogan
|Wigan Athletic||1-0 (L)|
|Hull City||0-2 (W)|
|Bristol City||3-0 (W)|
|Sheffield United||1-1 (D)|
|Last 5 match results|
|Birmingham 1-2 Blackburn|
|Blackburn 4-0 Birmingham|
|Blackburn 5-2 Birmingham|
|Birmingham 0-2 Blackburn|
|Birmingham 2-1 Blackburn|
The EFL Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City will take place at Ewood Park on Saturday at 7:30 pm IST.
|Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City||Key details|
|Kickoff time in UK||3:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||7:30 pm|
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