Birmingham City will conclude their season with an away trip to Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon. 

Blackburn have been fairly inconsistent this season, but they have certainly struggled for wins. Earlier in the campaign they went on a run where they only won one match out of 15 games.

However, they do have the quality of players to perform at a very high level on occasions. Such as the very recent 5-2 success against Huddersfield. Adam Armstrong, who will be the main threat today, scored a hattrick in that game.

Blackburn appear to fall into this mid-table rut most seasons, and although they have had quite a tough time recently, they still definitely have the quality to beat a team of Birmingham City backups.

Blues on the other hand seem to be enjoying having nothing to play for in either of the last two games. There was 8 changes made against Cardiff, and few of them lived up to their potential in a 0-4 defeat.

Despite the beating, Lee Bowyer has confirmed that he will give plenty of peripheral players minutes again this time against Blackburn.

Blues will be looking eagerly ahead to next season, if they finish this one with two successive defeats. Lee Bowyer has transformed the club since coming in, and next season could be a very positive campaign.

Team News:

Daniel Ayala should be available for this game, however there are quite a few notable absences for Rovers. Tom Trybull, Bradley Dack and possibly Joe Rothwell will miss the game amongst others.

Marc Roberts, Scott Hogan and Neil Etheridge are ruled out of the match, but it’s highly expected to see a team mostly made up of backups for Blues.

My Prediction:

Although I wouldn’t rule out any result in this game, I think the first team of Blackburn should really overcome our backup players, even if they put in a battling effort. 

Blackburn 2-0 Blues

Match Facts:

Blackburn Manager – Tony Mowbray

Blackburn Star Player – Adam Armstrong

Last Meeting – Blues 0-2 Blackburn (2nd Jan 21)

Blackburn Form – DWLWD (8 points)

Blues Form – LWDWW (10 points)

Blackburn Position – 15th

Blues Form – 18th