Blackburn Rovers vs Coventry City preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch 
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Blackburn Rovers are looking to win their first game in six as they face Coventry City at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon. Their opponents are also struggling with only two wins in their last 10. 

Rovers and the Sky Blues are separated by five points, however, Blackburn have a game in hand with the two sides sitting in the bottom end of the table. 

On Wednesday night, Blackburn were on the wrong side of a five goal thriller when they faced Watford.

Joao Pedro got to the ball just before Thomas Kaminski, leading to the striker lobbing it over the onrushing goalkeeper. 

The away side then doubled their advantage in the 38th minute when Ismaila Sarr capitalised on Jarrad Branthwaite mistake, tapping home from close range.

Harvey Elliott powered the ball into the roof of the net to get one back for Rovers

In the 60th minute, Ken Sema restored Watford's two-goal cushion, slotting home a low, hard-driven strike into the bottom right corner.

The away side looked to have managed the game excellently but in the 81st minute, Ben Brereton threw himself at the ball and headed powerfully past Daniel Bachmann.

On Saturday, Coventry lost to Swansea City in Wales. Centre-half, Ben Cabango scored the one and only goal in the 54th minute with a header inside the six-yard-box to win the Swans three points.

Team news

Blackburn Rovers

Bradley Johnson is back in training but is unlikely to feature this weekend. 

Suffering with a groin injury, Daniel Ayala is out for the game alongside Scott Wharton who has an Achilles tendon injury. 

Coventry City

Coventry will be without Matt Godden and Jodi Jones once again as the two players remain injured. 

Predicted lineups

Blackburn Rovers:

Kaminski; Nyambe, Harwood-Bellis, Branthwaite, Douglas; Evans, Travis; Rotherwell, Elliott, Armstrong; Dack. 

Coventry City:

Wilson; Ostigard, McFadzean, Hyam; Costa, Hamer, Kelly, McCallum; O'Hare; Biamou, Walker. 

Ones to watch

Blackburn Rovers - Harvey Elliott

On loan from Liverpool, the 17-year-old has been a vital part of Rovers' team this season. The young talent has started the majority of games in the the rightwing position with a goal involvement of 14.

Coventry City - Gustavo Hamer 

The Brazilian joined City in the Summer and is one of their most vital players. 

The midfielder has five goals so far and will look to contribute to Coventry's attack as the Blues hope to win two in a row. 

Previous meeting

Coventry City 0-4 Blackburn Rovers (24/10/2020)

Where to watch

UK residents will be able to watch the game live on their club's individual iFollow on Saturday, 27th February with the game kicking off at 15:00 PM.

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