Blackburn vs Newcastle FA Cup

Blackburn vs Newcastle FA Cup – Preview, Prediction and Lineups 27/02/2024

Blackburn vs Newcastle FA Cup Match Analysis

Blackburn and Newcastle gear up for an intense showdown in the 1/8 finals of the FA Cup at Ewood Park.

Both teams are determined to secure a spot in the quarter-finals, setting the stage for an exciting clash.

Match Overview

The “Rovers” are having a tough season and have no chance of entering the top six of the Championship.

They are currently in 16th place with 39 points after 34 matches.

In their last game, they drew 1-1 at home against Norwich, marking their third consecutive draw under John Yustas.

Blackburn has not won in four consecutive Championship matches.

In the FA Cup, they progressed past Cambridge United and Wrexham.

The “Magpies” had a disappointing Champions League group stage due to their limited squad depth.

However, their form improved in January and February with two wins and two draws in four Championship matches.

Their unbeaten run under Eddie Howe ended last weekend in London as they lost 1-4 to Arsenal.

Newcastle is currently in eighth place with 37 points, far from the top four.

Another Champions League campaign seems unlikely for them.

In the FA Cup, they eliminated Sunderland and Fulham.

Prediction: Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Newcastle United

Blackburn has the potential to reach the quarter-finals of the FA Cup at Newcastle’s expense.

Newcastle is likely to field a strong lineup, and we predict the visitors to advance to the final eight.

  • Prediction: Newcastle to win

Possible Lineups

Blackburn Rovers: (3-4-3)

Pears;

Hyam, McFadzean, Wharton;

Brittain, Garrett, Tronstad, Sigurdsson;

Moran, Szmodics, Gallagher

Newcastle United: (4-3-3)

Karius;

Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn;

Willock, Bruno, S Longstaff;

Barnes, Isak, J Murphy

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