Our prediction for this Championship match:
Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City go head to head in a highly-anticipated game at Ewood Park. The Riversiders did well to beat Birmingham City on the road in their last league match, but they suffered a shocking elimination to Doncaster in the FA Cup last 64 at the weekend. Blackburn are eager to return to winning ways in the Championship, and you should bear in mind that they are eyeing their sixth home win of the season.
Key attacker Adam Armstrong, who was rested in the FA Cup clash, returns to the starting XI, as well as Joe Rothwell and Harvey Elliot. The Potters, on the other hand, aim to bounce back from a heavy 4-0 loss to Leicester City. Stoke City are on a five-game winless run in all competitions, and given Blackburn’s fine home record, we predict that the visitors are going to return home empty-handed. Steven Fletcher, who suffered an injury in a 1-0 loss to Bournemouth, remains in the recovery room.