In this paraphrasing task, we will provide a professional paraphrased version of the preview for the match between Birmingham City and Blackburn Rovers in the Championship.
Former Birmingham City manager John Eustace will lead Blackburn Rovers against his former team on Tuesday night in the Championship.
Birmingham City faced a setback in their recent match against Sheffield Wednesday, while Blackburn Rovers secured a victory against Stoke City.
Birmingham City’s losing streak extended to three matches across all competitions after their 2-0 defeat against relegation-threatened Sheffield Wednesday. Goals from Cardiff City loanee Ike Ugbo secured the win for Sheffield Wednesday.
Despite having more than 55 shots in previous matches against Leicester City, West Bromwich Albion, and Sheffield Wednesday, Birmingham City has struggled to score. Scott Hogan and Juninho Bacuna missed good chances to end their goal drought.
Currently, Birmingham City is in 19th place in the Championship, just three points above the relegation zone. They have relied on moments of brilliance in recent years to avoid relegation and may need the same this time before the club’s new American owners invest in the summer transfer window with the aim of promotion to the Premier League.
At home, Birmingham City has collected 21 points from 14 matches, losing only three times, which has helped them stay afloat in the Championship despite losing 11 out of their 16 away games.
Blackburn Rovers ended their eight-game losing streak with a 3-1 victory against Stoke City. Tyrhys Dolan scored two goals in quick succession, while Sammie Szmodics added another goal. The win moved Blackburn Rovers up to 17th place in the league standings.
Birmingham City’s form in the Championship: DLDWLL
Birmingham City’s form in all competitions: DWWLWL
Blackburn Rovers’ form in the Championship: LDLDLW
Blackburn Rovers’ form in all competitions: WLDWLW
For Birmingham City, Jay Stansfield is expected to return to the starting lineup after being on the bench in the previous match due to fatigue.
Paik Seung-ho, who had a good performance in the last game, is pushing for his full debut. Neil Etheridge will continue in goal due to John Ruddy’s injury.
Blackburn Rovers will be without Harry Pickering due to a hamstring strain, and Hayden Carter is also unavailable because of a hamstring issue.
Possible Starting Lineups
Laird, Bielik, Long, Buchanan;
Miyoshi, Paik, Dembele;
Hyam, McFadzean, Chrisene;
Brittain, Rankin-Costello, Tronstad, Hedges;
Dolan, Szmodics, Gallagher
Prediction: Birmingham City 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
Birmingham City will be eager to end their goal drought as they return to St Andrew’s. However, Blackburn Rovers, led by John Eustace, will put up a strong fight, and we predict that the match will end in a draw.