Home advantage could prove decisive in Cardiff City - Blackburn Rovers battle

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Competition: England Championship
Competition: Sat 10.April
Match begins: 14:00 (UTC)
Venue: Cardiff City Stadium (26828 seats)

The league table in Championship tells a story about these teams so far, with Cardiff City leading Blackburn Rovers by 12 points. Match preview to follow:

Insights:
  • Cardiff City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.
  • Blackburn Rovers is in the worst form (0-3-3)

Both teams should be fairly well rested for this game, as they have had some quiet days to prepare. Hopefully this will translate into lots of action on the pitch.

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Cardiff City form and stats

Cardiff City have collected 25 points from their Championship home games so far after 7-4-9.

Stress levels are on the rise for Cardiff's attacking players as they have now played 262 minutes without scoring in a league game. A. Flint was their last goal scorer.

No payout for Cardiff City in their previous match, an away game at Sheffield Wednesday that ended in defeat 0-5. Preceding that match was the home game against Nottingham Forest that was lost 0-1.

Cardiff were outplayed and humiliated in their previous game, as mentioned in the paragraph above. They will need to reinstall their confidence before this one.

The home team are moderate favourites in this game. How does Cardiff handle that role? We have found 18 games in our database similar to this one, based on the home odds. The stats for these games are eleven wins, three draws and four defeats.

Cardiff have proved capable of finding the net in their games here at Cardiff City Stadium with 32 goals in 20 league matches. It's been trouble in front of goal recently, as only 1 of these goals has been scored in their last three home matches. On the other hand, Cardiff City have conceded 22 goals.

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Blackburn Rovers form and stats

6 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses. That’s the product of Blackburn Rovers playing as the away team in the Championship this season.

Blackburn are looking to quickly end their 193 minutes long goal drought in the Championship.

Blackburn failed to get anything from their last game, a Championship home match vs AFC Bournemouth (placed 7th) that ended with defeat 0-2. It was a defeat before that one as the away game against Wycombe Wanderers wasn't a success with a 0-1 loss.

Blackburn are the outsiders in this one, but not by much. Their performance in similar games (being the away team and moderate outsiders) is three wins, one draw and seven defeats. From a total of eleven matches.

Scoring goals is the main ingredient in creating success in football, and not only at home. So far Blackburn have scored 25 goals in 20 league games away. As opposed to that, Blackburn have seen the ball go into their own net 22 times on the road. There's been improvement defensively lately, as only 2 of these goals has been conceded in their last 3 away matches.

Head 2 Head

Cardiff City and Blackburn Rovers have met before this season: Blackburn Rovers - Cardiff City 0-0. As for the last ten games between these two teams, there's three Cardiff victories, six draws and one Blackburn Rovers win. Over/under statistics; three of these games ended with three goals or more, seven matches with two goals or less.

Top Goalscorers

Blackburn RoversA. Armstrong
A. Armstrong
19 goals
CardiffK. Moore
K. Moore
16 goals
Blackburn RoversS. Gallagher
S. Gallagher
6 goals

Cardiff City missing players

Blackburn Rovers missing players

Cardiff City Blackburn Rovers
Total Home vs low Statistics Stat vs top Away Total
40 20 5 Played P 7 20 40
16 7 4 Won W 0 6 12
10 4 0 Drew D 2 3 10
14 9 1 Lost L 5 11 18
55 32 13 Scored S 7 25 50
43 22 5 Conceded C 14 22 45
92% 95% 100% Over 0.5 O 0.5 100% 100% 92%
75% 80% 100% Over 1.5 O 1.5 86% 65% 68%
45% 55% 80% Over 2.5 O 2.5 57% 40% 42%
22% 30% 60% Over 3.5 O 3.5 43% 25% 22%
10% 10% 20% Over 4.5 O 4.5 14% 5% 10%
45% 45% 40% BTTS BTTS 71% 35% 48%
35% 30% 40% Clean Sheets C S 0% 30% 28%
28% 30% 20% Failed to Score F T 29% 35% 32%
 
0 0 0 Corners for (avg) C F 0 0 0
0 0 0 Corners against (avg) C A 0 0 0
1.8 1.6 1.2 Yellow cards (avg) Y C 1.3 1.6 1.5
3 2 0 Red cards R C 1 1 1
 
11 11.8 10.2 Shots (avg) S ( 11.9 13.8 12.8
3.9 4.5 5.2 Shots on Target (avg) S O 3.6 4.5 4.5
35% 36% 50% Goal Efficiency G E 28% 27% 28%
Key stats in Championship this season:
  • Blackburn Rovers haven’t played a single 0-0 game away.
  • Blackburn Rovers is in the worst form (0-3-3)
  • Cardiff City have played more matches over 2,5 goals home than away.

  Total Home Away  
# Team MP W D L F A MP W D L F A MP W D L F A +/- P
1 Norwich City 39 25 9 5 57 28 19 12 6 1 27 10 20 13 3 4 30 18 29 84
2 Watford 40 23 10 7 57 27 20 16 2 2 39 12 20 7 8 5 18 15 30 79
3 Brentford 38 19 12 7 66 40 18 10 6 2 35 19 20 9 6 5 31 21 26 69
4 Swansea City 39 20 9 10 45 31 20 11 5 4 23 12 19 9 4 6 22 19 14 69
5 Barnsley 40 20 8 12 52 44 20 10 5 5 25 20 20 10 3 7 27 24 8 68
6 Reading 40 19 9 12 56 43 20 12 1 7 32 22 20 7 8 5 24 21 13 66
7 AFC Bournemouth 39 18 11 10 60 38 20 12 3 5 36 20 19 6 8 5 24 18 22 65
8 Cardiff City 40 16 10 14 55 43 20 7 4 9 32 22 20 9 6 5 23 21 12 58
9 Millwall 40 14 16 10 41 37 20 6 10 4 19 16 20 8 6 6 22 21 4 58
10 Middlesbrough 40 16 9 15 48 43 20 10 4 6 26 19 20 6 5 9 22 24 5 57
11 Stoke City 40 14 13 13 45 44 20 9 4 7 27 23 20 5 9 6 18 21 1 55
12 Queens Park Rangers 39 14 11 14 43 46 20 9 4 7 24 22 19 5 7 7 19 24 -3 53
13 Luton Town 39 14 8 17 32 45 19 7 6 6 23 22 20 7 2 11 9 23 -13 50
14 Bristol City 40 15 4 21 40 55 20 7 2 11 15 24 20 8 2 10 25 31 -15 49
15 Nottingham Forest 40 12 12 16 34 39 20 6 7 7 19 19 20 6 5 9 15 20 -5 48
16 Preston North End 40 14 6 20 41 50 20 5 5 10 16 19 20 9 1 10 25 31 -9 48
17 Blackburn Rovers 40 12 10 18 50 45 20 6 7 7 25 23 20 6 3 11 25 22 5 46
18 Huddersfield Town 38 11 10 17 42 53 19 8 5 6 26 19 19 3 5 11 16 34 -11 43
19 Derby County 40 11 10 19 30 45 20 6 6 8 16 20 20 5 4 11 14 25 -15 43
20 Coventry City 39 10 12 17 35 52 20 8 7 5 22 20 19 2 5 12 13 32 -17 42
21 Birmingham City 39 10 11 18 29 50 20 5 3 12 15 32 19 5 8 6 14 18 -21 41
22 Rotherham United 36 10 5 21 38 51 18 4 3 11 21 29 18 6 2 10 17 22 -13 35
23 Sheffield Wednesday 39 11 8 20 33 48 19 7 6 6 20 14 20 4 2 14 13 34 -15 35
24 Wycombe Wanderers 40 8 9 23 29 61 20 5 5 10 13 24 20 3 4 13 16 37 -32 33

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The English Football League Championship (usually shortened to the Championship) is the second highest division in the English football league system. 24 teams play 46 fixtures from August to May, meeting each other twice. The Championship is the wealthiest second-level division in the world.