Blackburn has dropped five of their last seven Championship games since the beginning of November, a run that would typically put a manager under pressure.
Nevertheless, despite being 11 points off the automatic promotion spots after consecutive losses to Sunderland and Middlesbrough, Jon Dahl Tomasson’s team manages to hold onto third place.
Both losses were recorded despite having early leads, and Tomasson must now find a way to inspire his team after they gave up at least twice in a game for the fourth time in their previous five games.
The December 17 victory at Norwich City will give the Dane hope that his players are capable of getting back on track, particularly with five games in succession against teams currently in the bottom half of the table.
However, Rovers’ season may be made or broken during this time, which their upcoming opponents, who are attempting to extend a winning streak, are aware of.
However, given that Cardiff has drawn four games in a row, the most recent of which occurred at Coventry City earlier this week, that does not fully convey the situation.
Cardiff is now within one win of putting some distance between themselves and the bottom three, which Mark Hudson will feel was a point earned against a team with one of the best home records in the division.
On the other hand, Cardiff will remain relegation contenders if they continue a six-game losing streak at a time when some of the teams behind them are starting to gel.
Cardiff has kept consecutive clean sheets for the first time since August going into this game, but they currently have the worst attacking record in the division by three goals!
1×2 Betting Odds
Given Cardiff’s recent string of draws, a scoreless draw would typically be the most likely outcome of this match!
But since we’re talking about Blackburn here, they can very well score in the closing minutes to continue their streak of going the entire season without a league draw!
Blackburn are the favourites to win here with odds standing @ 2.45.
Cardiff City who have struggled to score goals throughout the season are the underdogs in this with odds @ 3.20.
The possibility of a stalemate and points being shared stands @ 3.36.
Total goals over/under
The odds that the total number of goals scored will be over 2.5, stands @ 2.20.
While the odds that the total number of goals will be under 2.5, stands @ 1.76.
Blackburn Rovers who are 3rd on the table are expected to win here, and given their over/under odds… the market sees this as a comfortable win for the home side!