Cardiff lead the way in the Championship and a victory over Blackburn at Ewood Park in Friday’s televised showdown would see them open up a handy four-point lead at the table’s summit.
Most of the Bluebirds’ good work this term however, has come at home where, remarkably, they have won all ten of their fixtures. On the road they haven’t been anywhere near as convincing and that’s why they’re 9/5 via Blue Square to pick up three points in this one.
For their part, Rovers have struggled for consistency all season and coming into this huge clash on the back of just one victory in seven attempts, they’re hard to recommend at 13/8 with Skybet, despite Cardiff’s indifferent travelling record.
In the match betting, BetVictor’s draw quote of 5/2 is arguably the pick of the three outcomes but the real value lies in goals.
For example, Stan James’ 4/6 for both teams to find the net has to be considered a banker given that it would have yielded a profit in City’s last seven away fixtures but punters seeking potentially bigger returns should look no further than goal machine Jordan Rhodes.
The Blackburn front man has chipped in with eight goals in ten appearances, five of those coming in his last four outings and at 9/2 (Coral) he has to be worth a modest flutter to break the deadlock.
Jordan Rhodes to score first – 9/2 (Coral)