Friday, 1 May 2009

Man City vs Blackburn Rovers - Sat 2nd May 15:00 pm

Blackburn next and considering our form at the moment particularly our home form, this should be a home win. Blackburn are fighting for their lives though and will not give us an easy game.

After our wonderful win and performance at Everton, this game is a must win. If we do win this game it will really set us up for our last ditch attempt at finishing 7Th, it will also give the team even more confidence ahead of a certain away match.

I was really happy with our win at Everton, most importantly we came away with three points but the players application also seemed spot on. I am sure that if we play in the same way on Saturday then Blackburn are in for a beating and maybe even a hammering.

Without tempting fate I feel really confident about this game and I am not that nervous. I think the win against Everton has given me most of that confidence, for a change in an away game we saw City go and run the game and dictate play, we even kept our shape!

I am definitely expecting an easy victory tomorrow, the only thing I think we have to worry about is Christopher Samba playing up front because we dont really deal with aerial threats to well. At the same time though I expect the ball to be in their half for the majority of the game so Samba shouldn't be a problem.

City team news:
Bellamy (knee), Zabaleta (hamstring), Sturridge (hip) and Wright-Phillips (ankle) all miss out with injury. Micah Richards should be fit after coming off injured against Everton. After good performances for the reserves Bojinov and Petrov are expected to be in the squad.

Blackburn Rovers team news:
David Dunn (Achilles), Roque Santa Cruz (knee) and Jason Roberts (fractured metatarsal) will all be missing for the away team.

Possible Man City line up:
Given, Richards, Onuoha, Dunne, Bridge, De Jong, Kompany, Elano, Ireland, Robinho, Caicedo.

Possible Blackburn Rovers line up:
Robinson, Ooijer, Nelsen, Givet, Warnock, Diouf, Grella, Tugay, Pedersen, Samba, McCarthy.

My prediction: Man City 4 - 0 Blackburn Rovers

Worth a bet: Caicedo, Robinho and Ireland all score in a
4 - 0 City win, a 3 - 0 score line to back up the 4 - 0 might be worth having.

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