Blackburn Rovers v Norwich City, Saturday 15:00
Having lost their last five matches on the trot, several key injuries put Blackburn at risk of falling further into the drudgery of the relegation mix this weekends as Bet365 offer free bets and place Norwich City as odds against underdogs for their trip to Ewood Park.
The Lancashire club face being without the likes of Yakubu, Junior Hoilett, Grant Hanley and Vincenzo Grella for this weekend’s clash, making for bad omens before the game has even begun.
Blackburn have scored just three goals in their last five outings but won’t come up against many leakier defences in their last four games than that of Norwich City.
The Canaries are yet to keep a clean sheet in their efforts away from home this season, conceding an average of 1.82 goals per game on foreign soil.
Paul Lambert has a host of injury concerns himself though with James Vaughan, Daniel Ayala, Decland Rudd and Marc Tierney all emerging as long-term absentees.
However, Zak Whitbread is one player in line to make a return at Blackburn this weekend, handing a slight lift to the Scottish manager.
Lambert’s side may have looked weak at the back this campaign but their pursuits when going forward have appeared all the more fruitful.
The Norfolk outfit have failed to score in just 21%of their games this season and will be hoping to return to winning form in emphatic style following their 6-1 demolition at the hands of Manchester City.
Should Blackburn take three points away from this fixture, the hosts still won’t climb out of the relegation zone just yet but could move into 18th and one step closer to safety.
Steve Kean’s side have every reason to win on Saturday with their very survival in the English top flight on the line but their visitors will be just as adamant to earn the three points with a top half finish in the offing.