Neither side have picked up a win in their last two games with Bristol City getting zero points and Blackburn, not getting much better with one.
Both teams are separated by 18 points with Blackburn Rovers sitting fourth in the table compared to Bristol City who ninth.
If Blackburn pick up a win they can’t get any higher but with four teams below them who can level points with them and also have a game in hand, it’s important for Blackburn to get a win. And for Bristol City, if they win and results in the other fixtures go their way, they could find themselves 17th in the table.
What is the latest team news for Bristol City?
In the latest press conference, Nigel Pearson confirmed that Timm Klose is ‘ok and fit and ready to play despite what looked like a slight injury against Birmingham City
Also, he said that Tomas Kalas is struggling with a knock to his knee and a groin issue. A potential replacement, Robert Atkinson came off the bench last week so there is an opportunity for him to come in to the side.
Despite a shortage of right-backs, added to the fact they released Danny Simpson earlier in the week, there is no plan to include George Tanner.
What is the latest team news for Blackburn Rovers?
Blackburn will be missing a long list of players including Tayo Edun, Ian Poveda, Ryan Nyambe, Dilan Markanday, Deyovaisio Zeefuik.
Their top scorer Ben Brereton Diaz is also a big absentee. He scored in the previous meeting between the two sides and has made 21 goal contributions this season.
Bradley Dack and Reda Khadra are both in contention though with both pliers joining in first-team training this week.
Form guide and head-to-head
Bristol City and Blackburn have both won two games and drew one in their last six meetings. However, Blackburn have the better overall head-to-head with them having six wins compared to the Robins four. The other four are draws with the teams facing each other 14 times.
The first meeting between these two sides came in 1906 with City claiming a 3-0 win. The Robins have the better all-time record having won 20 games against Blackburn, compared to their 16 defeats and 13 draws.
Blackburn have been in good form at home this season only losing three of their 18 games at home this season so far. They have picked up 37 points at home with the record of (W-11 D-4 L-3)
For Bristol City, their away form has been poor, they only have four wins on the road and have picked up only 14 points. This gives them the away record of (W-4 D-2 L-11).
Gavin Ward has been appointed as the referee and he will be assisted by Mark Dwyer and James Wilson with Oliver Langford
Gavin Ward has been in charge of 22 championship games this season including three games including Bristol City. The most recent one was the 3-2 win over Cardiff City.
Can I watch the match?
As it’s a 15.00 GMT kick-off it won’t be available for television or streaming in the United Kingdom.
Where can I watch the match highlights?
‘EFL on Quest’ airs on Quest TV and Discovery+ at 21.00 GMT, so tune in then for City highlights.
Alternatively, the Sky Sports website will have access to the highlights, as well as each side’s YouTube channel and social media pages.