Blackburn Rovers will bid to avoid a fourth successive Championship defeat when they travel to the West Midlands to take on Coventry City on Wednesday.
- Blackburn have lost five of their last seven Championship games
- Coventry have drawn five of their nine league outings this season
- Blackburn possess the joint-worst defensive record in the division
Coventry (14th) and Blackburn (18th) are separated by a solitary point in the Championship table after nine matches. However, the Sky Blues have lost just two of their nine league games this season, while the Riversiders have already suffered five defeats.
Coventry City Form
Following a run of five draws and one loss, Coventry ended a six-game winless streak with a 3-1 victory over Queens Park Rangers last weekend. Ellis Simms bagged a brace at Loftus Road, while Josh Eccles completed the scoring for the visitors.
Only four teams have suffered fewer Championship defeats than Coventry this season, but only the bottom two sides have picked up fewer victories. Accordingly, Mark Robins will be eager to start turning draws into wins.
Blackburn Rovers Form
Meanwhile, Blackburn endured a 4-1 thrashing at the hands of Leicester City last time out. Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side have now lost each of their last three Championship games, with five defeats coming in their previous seven league outings.
It is also worth noting that Rovers have conceded at least three goals in each of their last four defeats. Having conceded 20 goals in nine games this season, Blackburn possess the joint-worst defensive record in the Championship.
Coventry have avoided defeat in each of their last five Championship meetings with Blackburn, although the two sides have played out four draws since 2021.
Given that 11 of the previous 13 encounters between the teams have produced at least two goals, fans can expect a high-scoring contest at the Coventry Building Society Arena.
Coventry’s lengthy injury list features Callum O’Hare (knee), Kasey Palmer (groin), Ben Sheaf (groin), Fabio Tavares (Achilles) and Milan van Ewijk (muscle).
As for Blackburn, Niall Ennis (knee) and Sam Gallagher (calf) remain sidelined through injury, while Ryan Hedges (knock) and Aynsley Pears (foot) are doubts for Wednesday.
Matt Godden has netted six goals in 10 appearances for Coventry this season, while Ellis Simms and Haji Wright have impressed since arriving from Everton and Antalyaspor, respectively.
Blackburn playmaker Sammie Szmodics has scored six goals in 10 games this term, with Dilan Markanday, Jake Garret and John Buckley each contributing three goals.
While Coventry have lost just one of their last eight Championship matches, Blackburn have lost five of their previous seven. Given that Rovers have also conceded 15 goals in their last five league outings, all the signs point towards a home victory on Wednesday.