England's Championship League Returns as Blackburn Clashes with CardiffPublished August 8, 2014 by Amir G
England's Sky Bet Championship kicks off with Blackburn vs. Cardiff City, 8:45pm UK time.
England's Sky Bet Championship League is returning for an exciting 2014/5 season. Today's match in Ewood Park sees home team Blackburn Rovers meeting Cardiff City at 8:45pm UK time. These are two strong teams which have had recent Premier League experience and it's sure to be a cracker.
Cardiff City's last season was a bittersweet one, as it was the team's first in the Premier League. Unfortunately for the Bluebirds, the ended the season relegating to the Championship league. Manager Malky Mackay was sacked during the season, making way for his replacement – Manchester United's legendary striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Solskjaer is keen on bringing Cardiff yet again to the Premier next year and he has signed some interesting players like Manchester United's former prospect Federico Macheda, striker Adam Le Fondre and forward Javi Guerra.
Seeing that they missed their promotion opportunity last season by a few points in the playoffs, Blackburn will want a positive start to this season. Unfortunately for the Rovers, it's going to be harder against Cardiff, a team which has beaten them in both their two last meetings, resulting in Blackburn conceding a total of seven goals. A player to look for is Jordan Rhodes who is the team's high scorer, having scored 20+ goals back to back in the last two seasons. Blackburn wants to return to the Premier after relegating back in 2012.
Online sportsbook bet365 is covering this exciting game with pre-match and in-play betting opportunities, as well as a live broadcast of the game itself. By watching the game live punters can make learned in-play bets according to the happenings on the pitch and there's a great range of betting markets. In pre-match full time result odds bet365 offered 11/8 on Blackburn, 9/4 on Cardiff and 12/5 for a draw.