To be played Tuesday 24th February at 19:45. Venue: Ewood Park, Blackburn.
Odds: Blackburn 21/10, Draw 5/2, Norwich 11/8
Blackburn Rovers host promotion-chasing Norwich City at Ewood Park as they look for their first win since the emphatic FA Cup victory against Stoke. Gary Bowyer’s side has struggled since beating Stoke – although they remain unbeaten – drawing against Cardiff and bottom of the table Blackpool.
Confidence will be very high within the Canaries camp as they look for a fifth straight win, but history could be against them as the last time a Norwich side won at Ewood Park was in the 1993/94 Premier League season.
But Norwich are in fine goal scoring form having netted at least twice during their previous four wins, although they come up against a Blackburn defense that has only conceded 17 times at home this season and are unbeaten in their last six home games in all competitions.
The main battle will be played out between both sets of strikers with both teams boasting impressive partnerships with Cameron Jerome and Lewis Grabban leading the line for the visitors, whilst Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede have formed a formidable partnership for the hosts.
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Ben Marshall and Cory Evans could return for Blackburn after injury whilst Chris Taylor (toe) is doubtful.
Nathan Redmond and new signing, Graham Dorrans, could be pushing for starts but Neil may be reluctant to change a winning side. The Norwich manager is still without Gary O’Neil (toe) and Elliott Bennett (hamstring) but will have Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe who has recovered from a knee injury.
Blackburn predicted line up
Steele, Spurr, Kilgallon, Hanley, Baptiste, Cairney, Spearing, Marshall, Conway, Rhodes, Gestede
Norwich predicted line up
Ruddy, Whittaker, Martin, Bassong, Olsson, Tettey, Howson, Johnson, Hollahan, Jerome, Grabban