Blackburn thrashed Hartlepool 4-0 last Thursday, while West Brom secured a narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United a day later.
Blackburn Rovers will host West Bromwich Albion in a Championship fixture at Ewood road on Sunday. Both sides are heading into the match on the back of victories in their respective EFL Cup first round games during the mid-week. Blackburn thrashed Hartlepool 4-0 last Thursday, while West Brom secured a narrow 1-0 win over Sheffield United a day later. The hosts have made an impressive start to their new league campaign, recording two wins from their opening two games, while West Brom have registered two draws so far.
Blackburn began their season with a 1-0 win over QPR on July 30 before putting three goals past Swansea a week later. At the Liberty stadium, Sammie Szmodics, Brereton Diaz and Lewis Travis netted for the Blue and Whites to secure all three points. And then, in the EFL Cup fixture at home, Jon Dahl’s side netted four times through Scott Wharton, Bradley Dack, Tyrhys Dolan and Dilan Markanday to go through to the next round of the Cup competition.
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West Brom on the other hand, edged past Sheffield United courtesy of Karlan Grant’s lone strike to enter the second round of the EFL-cup competition. Prior to that, the Baggies had played out two 1-1 draws against Middlesbrough and Watford. Against the Hornets, Ismaila Sarr’ sopener was canceled out by Grant’s equaliser to share the spoils. Steve Bruce’s side would be looking to take confidence from their victory against Sheffield United in the cup fixture.
Blackburn’s attacking unit consisting of Gallagher, Diaz, Dack and Szmodics are in stunning form and should start once again. Travis and Buckley are expected to pull the strings in the midfield. As for West Brom, in-form goal-scorer Grant should lead the line with Diangana, Swift and Wallace in support.
Blackburn Rovers probable starting lineup: Kaminski; Brittain, Ayala, Wharton, Pickering; Travis, Buckley; Szmodics, Dack, Brereton Diaz; Gallagher
West Bromwich Albion probable starting lineup: Button; Furlong, Ajayi, O’Shea, Townsend; Yokuslu, Molumby; Wallace, Swift, Diangana; Grant
The Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and West Bromwich Albion will take place at Ewood Park on Sunday at 7:30 p m IST.
|Blackburn Rovers vs West Bromwich Albion||Key details|
|Kickoff time in UK||3:00 pm|
|Kickoff time in India||7:30 pm|
The live coverage of the match is available on Sky Sports network.