Gary Bowyer's men will be looking forward to halt the impressive home run of Manuel Pellegrini's side on Wednesday night
Blackburn Rovers face an uphill task in their English FA Cup replay against in-form Manchester City. The The Riversiders were cruising to a win at Ewood Park earlier this month before Alvaro Negredo’s goal cancelled out the curtain raiser by Scott Dann.
The Citizens on their own part has been in exceptional form this season winning 14 matches and losing just once against Bayern Munich.
Manchester City are available at odds of 1/8 (1.12) to send Gary Bowyer’s men empty handed. The same firm rates the visitors as massive underdogs at long odds of 18/1 (19.00) that they should cause an upset at the Etihad.
Blackburn Rovers are enjoying a respectable run of form, having been beaten only once in their last eight matches, winning their last two Championship games. The draw is an 8/1 (9.00) with Ladbrokes that both teams cancel out one another.
It is 130 years since Blackburn Rovers first won the FA Cup, in 1884. They have won the trophy on six occasions, but not since 1928 and they will be gunning for the title this time around but must first halt the juggernauts of their highly rated host. 10/1 (11.00) is on offer that they should qualify for the next round.
In 15 games for Pellegrini's side, they have netted 59 goals, averaging almost four goals per game. It wont be an unwise bet to back them to score first and last at 3/20 (1.15).
Should the visitors eventually get to score, it is most likely to come off the boots of 18-year old Portuguese striker Marcos Lopez . He is available at 8/1 (9.00) to set Etihad Stadium alive with the first goal.