Manchester City v Blackburn – 10 Vital Statistics


Rovers are unbeaten in three games. Can they pull off a spectacular win at the Etihad? Unibet columnist Joe Short has all the vital stats...


10. Manchester City and Blackburn shared a 1-1 draw at Ewood Park to force this FA Cup third round replay, only the second draw in their nine most recent clashes. Another draw after 90 minutes is priced at 7.75.

 

9. That tie was the only game City have not won in 10 – a run stretching back to 7 December. City are 1.10 to beat Rovers.

 

8. City beat Blackburn 3-0 the last time these sides met at the Etihad Stadium, in February 2012, and retained 77.7% of possession. The home side are 7.50 to repeat that scoreline.

 

7. From seven previous FA Cup ties between these sides, Rovers’ sole win at City was a 1-0 result during a first-round replay on 16 January 1907. Over a century later, Rovers are 60.00 to win 1-0.

 

Watch highlights of the clash at Ewood Park here: 

 

6. Rovers are unbeaten in three games (W2 D1) and have lost just once since 3 December. They are 20.00 to win.

 

5. Rudy Gestede’s winning strike against Doncaster at the weekend was the forward’s second goal in three games. Blackburn are 2.05 to score.

 

4. City have scored six goals in two of their last four home games. They are 22.00 to beat Blackburn 6-0.

 

3. Edin Dzeko has scored three in two games and now has 15 goals for club and country this season. City are 1.16 to score first Draw no Bet.

 

2. Scott Dann scored Blackburn’s equaliser in the previous leg earlier this month, his first goal for Blackburn since April last year. Another 1-1 tie is available at 16.00.

 

1. City have won both the first and second halves in six of their last nine outings. They are 1.30 to win/win on the HT/FT.

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