Cardiff vs Blackburn prediction, odds & betting tips – 20/02/2024

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Cardiff vs Blackburn prediction
Blackburn aiming to complete double over Cardiff – Photo by Icon sport

Two clubs struggling to find consistency meet in Wales when Cardiff take on Blackburn on Tuesday evening in the Championship. Read our Championship predictions for the contest below.

Cardiff vs Blackburn predictions: Can Rovers avoid defeat in Wales?

Cardiff vs Blackburn predictions
Our pick

⚽Both Teams to Score prediction

Yes

⚽ Correct Score prediction

Cardiff 1-1 Blackburn

⚽ Double Chance prediction

Draw or Blackburn

Cardiff have lost five of their last six matches in the Championship, while Rovers managed to stop a losing sequence on the road with a 2-2 draw at Lancashire rivals Preston in their last assignment.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Rovers priced as underdogs

  • HOME: 8/5 (2.60) – 28.5%
  • DRAW: 23/10 (3.30) – 30.3%
  • AWAY: 13/8 (2.63) – 38.1%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Cardiff are three points ahead of Blackburn in the standings, however, Rovers look primed to catch their hosts and they have picked up points of some description in three of their last five Championship fixtures.

Last five H2Hs: Rovers have been the dominant side

Cardiff and Blackburn have already faced off twice this term and Rovers came out on top on each occasion in league and cup. Rovers will be chasing their fourth win on the spin over City overall on Tuesday.

Team news and form guide

Cardiff: City were hammered at the weekend

Mark McGuinness and Callum ODowda are both sidelined for Cardiff ahead of Tuesday's game. City were convincingly beaten by Norwich (4-1) at the weekend.

Predicted lineup: Horvath – Romeo, Goutas, Phillips, Collins – Ahearne-Grant, Soiopis, Ralls, Wilson-Esbrand – Colwill, Diedhiou

UK Friendlies 06/07/24

W

Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley

1

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Leicester

Leicester

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Coventry

Coventry

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

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England Championship 21/04/24

L

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

3

Blackburn

Blackburn

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England Championship 13/04/24

W

Leeds

Leeds

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

Blackburn: Rovers’ squad looks strong

Blackburn will be missing Harry Pickering and Hayden Carter this week. Rovers drew 2-2 at Preston last time out, though they threw away a two-goal lead at Deepdale.

Predicted lineup: Pears – Hyam, McFadzean, Wharton – Brittain, Fleck, Tonstad, Hedges – Dolan, Szmodics, Gallagher

Europe Friendlies 13/07/24

D

FCV Dender EH

FCV Dender EH

1

Heracles

Heracles

1

Europe Friendlies 06/07/24

D

Almelose Selectie

Almelose Selectie

2

Heracles

Heracles

2

Netherlands Eredivisie 19/05/24

D

Fortuna Sittard

Fortuna Sittard

0

Heracles

Heracles

0

Netherlands Eredivisie 12/05/24

L

Excelsior

Excelsior

4

Heracles

Heracles

0

Netherlands Eredivisie 05/05/24

L

RKC

RKC

5

Heracles

Heracles

0

Our free expert picks: Blackburn to avoid defeat in 1-1 draw

If our top Cardiff vs Blackburn prediction doesn’t quite line up with your own thinking, head to our latest betting tips page for more expert picks.

Cardiff have been named as the expected winners this week, though Blackburn might be worth considering in the draw no bet stakes at 5/6 (1.83). A draw in the half time result market is another angle with merit at 1/1 (2.00). That one has a 50% chance of coming in.

Hot tip – Both Teams to Score

  • Cardiff failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their last five home assignments.
  • BTTS landed in nine of Blackburn’s last ten games in all competitions.

Other tips

Cardiff 1-1 Blackburn

  • Cardiff scored once in three of their last five matches.
  • Blackburn found the net once when they beat Cardiff back in October.

Blackburn Double Chance

  • Cardiff were beaten in six of their last seven skirmishes in league and cup.
  • Blackburn avoided defeat in five of their last six fixtures in all competitions.
Cardiff vs Blackburn prediction
Sammie Szmodics has been scoring goal after goal this term – Photo by Icon sport

Player to watch – Sammie Szmodics

Irish attacking midfielder Sammie Szmodics has been incredibly prolific for Blackburn this season and the 28-year-old hit his 18th goal of the Championship campaign when he notched against Preston at the weekend.

Szmodics to make the difference for Rovers again?

Sammie Szmodics rarely lets a game pass him by without impacting the scoresheet and the lethal finisher looks like a top prospect in the anytime goalscorer market again in Rovers’ clash with Cardiff on Tuesday.


Simon Winter is a professional football tipster and sports journalist with over ten years in the industry. Best known for his time with Racing Post, Simon has also had work published by Freesupertips, Bloomberg Sports, bet365, Paddy Power, Colossus Bets, These Football Times and more. Simon covers the Bundesliga and Serie A for Football Whispers.