On Saturday afternoon, Blackburn Rovers and Birmingham City play in the FA Cup fourth round at Ewood Park, pausing their Championship matchups. The two clubs are currently having quite different seasons, with Blues just six points above the relegation zone and Rovers fourth in the rankings.
After 27 games without a Championship draw, Blackburn finally picked up a share of the spoils at Bristol City, managing to hold on for a 1-1 draw even though they were down a player for the final 16 minutes. Jon Dahl Tomasson would have been grateful for a point, especially against one of the improving teams in the division, after losing three of their previous four league games.
Their most recent outcome was also sufficient to keep Rovers in fourth spot, despite the fact that they can practically rule out a challenge for the top two now that Sheffield United is 14 points ahead of them in the standings.
It is unknown how Blackburn will perform on Saturday because of Tomasson’s lack of experience responding to deadlocks, but they can be encouraged by how they played in the last round. At Carrow Road, a first-half Jack Vale was sufficient to defeat Norwich City, and Tomasson will now perceive a chance to advance further in this competition.
In contrast, Birmingham will see this event as a pleasant diversion from the Championship after dropping five straight games. Blues have rapidly changed from being underdogs for promotion to having to fight to avoid being dropped, with a six-point margin between themselves and the clubs behind them as they advance.
John Eustace is aware that the club needs something to celebrate about on the field because problems off the field are a frequent topic of discourse. In the third round, Birmingham recovered from behind to upset Forest Green Rovers, winning 2-1 thanks to goals from new acquisition Kevin Long and Lukas Jutkiewicz.
Blackburn Rovers vs Birmingham City Game Information
- Date: 01/28/2023
- Time: 10:00 AM ET
- Location: Ewood Park, Blackburn.
- How to Watch: Blackburn vs Birmingham ESPN+
- Live Stream: fubo.tv
Blackburn vs Birmingham Betting Lines
Blackburn is +135 according to our Vegas FA Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $135.On the other side, Birmingham is +235 according to the Vegas FA Cup Lines. This means that if you wager $100 you have the chance to win $235.
The implied probability for these two teams attached to the betting lines has Blackburn at a 42.55% chance of winning the game, meanwhile Birmingham has 29.85% probability of finishing the game with the W.
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