Cardiff striker more clinical than Blackburn top scorer, but does Rovers ace add more?

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Blackburn Rovers and Cardiff City top scorers compared...

Blackburn Rovers visit Cardiff City this week, aiming to break a run of eight Championship away games without a win.

Crucial to their chances of success will be striker Rudy Gestede, who has been in impressive form this season, attracting the interest of Premier League side Crystal Palace last month, reported The BBC.

At the other end, Cardiff's top scorer Kenwyne Jones will be aiming to lift his side from their underwhelming 16th position in the table. 

  TeamGoalsKey PassesAerial Duels WonPassing AccuracyScoring V Shooting Accuracy
Rudy Gestede Blackburn 12 30 59% 58% 15%
Kenwyne Jones Cardiff 11 18 58% 56% 26%

Only one goal in the division separates the two players, who have won a near identical percentage of aerial duels during the season.

Jones appears to be the more clinical of the duo, scoring with 26 per cent of his shots as opposed to Gestede's 15 per cent. The area Gestede leaps out in front of Jones in his his creativity, making 30 key passes as opposed to Jones' 18.

Gestede scored against Jones' former side Stoke at the weekend from the penalty spot, in an impressive 4-1 FA Cup fifth round win, and will come into Tuesday's game full of confidence.

Jones, 30, has three goals in his last five games and will also fancy his chances. Given his strike rate, Blackburn will need to avoid giving him many.

Despite Blackburn's poor away record, Cardiff have won just one of their last 11 games, and if they can bring the same intensity as they did against Stoke, Russell Slade's side could have their work cut out.

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