Blackburn Rovers boosted their chances of survival in the Championship by beating Nottingham Forest at the City Ground in their last outing and another win this afternoon against fellow relegation-strugglers Bristol City would further boost Rovers’ chances of remaining in the second tier for another season.
Indeed such a victory could move Tony Mowbray’s men out of the bottom three completely should other results go their way although they will certainly be made to work hard for any points by this afternoon’s visitors Bristol City.
The Robins are also in real danger of being dragged into the relegation mix with a mere four points separating them from the bottom three as things stand. Nevertheless they have given their survival chances a massive boost in the arm by winning four of their last six Championship games. A 1-0 win over Wigan Athletic last month was followed by an excellent 4-0 thrashing of promotion-hopefuls Huddersfield Town. A downturn earlier this month resulted in defeats to Brentford and Preston North End, however the Robins bounced back in emphatic fashion to record subsequent home wins over both Wolverhampton Wanderers and Queens Park Rangers.
Can the visitors make it three on the bounce this afternoon? They will certainly present Blackburn with tougher opponents than free-falling Nottingham Forest and the home side are far too short at 8/5 to win this match. Nevertheless Bristol City are also slightly short for our liking and a draw, which would be a pretty decent result for both sides, looks like a good call at 23/10 with Paddy Power.