Saturday, 23 August 2014

Rovers are still a form team

It was only after looking back in last season's record books that you discover that Blackburn Rovers have gone unbeaten at home in the Championship since March last year, when they came a cropper to guess who? Yes, that's right a 0-1 home defeat to the Cherries. Since then Rovers have managed six draws and seven wins with just one slip up in the Capital One Cup against Scunthorpe Utd when they played a slightly weakened side. Well that was until last Tuesday when they fell to 3-1 reverse at Norwich City. So what are the chances of AFCB repeating their great away performance of last season at Ewood Park?
Blackburn players at the Goldsands stadium last season.
I believe this is a perfect warm up game for when the Cherries follow Blackburn in going to East Anglia at the end of the month, but AFCB are certainly capable of going to both of these away grounds and retrieving all six points. The fact that every one has been chasing the Cherries means that all teams were lifting their game when they saw AFCB on the other side of the pitch. Blackburn Rovers are one of those teams that will roll their sleeves up to try and batter our players into submission, but the Cherries have to be cleverer than that as the players we have can't out muscle Rovers. The stage is set for Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas among others to give Blackburn plenty to think about, but given the recent performances of Rovers a draw would still be a very good result for the Cherries.

It is not that Jordan Rhodes has been banging in the goals but strike partner Rude Gestede has. It looks like the Frenchman has finally got used to the Championship and is consistently putting the ball in the back of the net. Tom Cairney has also been in good form with the goal against Cardiff and against Norwich, and his midfield shooting is something the Cherries will be looking to shut out. Cairney was voted Blackburn's player of the year last season and it kind of underlines the fact that Blackburn are far from a one-man goal scoring machine.

So expect a tight match and maybe just one mistake or two to settle this encounter. Eddie Howe and Gary Bowyer are great tacticians and previous contests indicate the first goal again will be crucial as both teams won away against each other when they scored first last season.

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