For our Blackburn vs. Birmingham prediction, we're going for a 1-0 win for the home side.
We have an all Championship FA Cup clash at Ewood Park this weekend as Blackburn Rovers host Birmingham City in the fourth round.
Blackburn Rovers made the fourth round of this season's competition by beating Norwich City 1-0 at Carrow Road in the third round, courtesy of a goal by Jack Vale.
Their recent record in the fourth round of the FA Cup is pretty good having won each of their last four ties in this round of the competition. However, they've failed to make the fifth round since the 2016/17 season.
Rovers enter this game amidst a mixed run of form having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches in all competitions, with their most recent game a 1-1 draw away at Bristol City.
Birmingham have been a favourable opponent for Blackburn of late, with the Lancashire side winning each of the last five head-to-head meetings between the two having also reigned unbeaten in their last eight against The Blues at Ewood Park.
However, Blackburn have also lost their last three games at Ewood Park in this competition so that's an omen they should be wary of.
A strong cup run would do Blackburn's chances in the league no harm so they should field a strong side here. Rovers are hit and miss so it's tough to know what to expect, but they're generally strong at home so they should win here.
Birmingham City are currently having a tough time in the Championship as they sit 19th in the league table, just six points outside of the relegation zone.
The Blues were defying the odds early in the season as they came out of the blocks with purpose, accumulating a number of unexpected points. However, their bubble appears to have burst and they now seem en route to fulfilling pre-season projections of relegation.
They enter this game having lost five of their last six matches in all competitions, with their only win in that period being a 2-1 victory over Forest Green Rovers of League One.
Their away form is actually more encouraging having won two, drawn one and lost two of their last five matches on the road in all competitions, so they'll be hoping that conceding home advantage works in their favour here.
Of their last twelve FA Cup games against sides from England's top two tiers, Birmingham have won only twice. However, they've won all four of their head-to-head meetings with Blackburn in this competition.
Birmingham are in a tough position and face a tough game here. A cup run would probably work in their favour but they're the clear underdogs here.