On the look of it this should be an easy game for Norwich, Blackburn are bottom of the table on only 5 points so far this year and Norwich are on an incredible high having just snatched a point off Liverpool at Anfield. But on the flipside, Blackburn have just won an incredible 4-3 game against Newcastle in the carling cup when they easily could have folded having conceded 2 late goals in normal time. This just shows how Blackburn really have been improving and Steve Kean hasn't 'lost the team'. Their performances in the league have also been steadily improving and were unlucky not to get at least a point against Tottenham last weekend.
What do i think about the game? I think although it may come across negative as Norwich have been playing well recently, the most important thing is to not lose and get at least a point out of the game. I think we're playing Blackburn at a very vulnerable time and the way they've been playing they can either turn their season around here or it could be the end of Steve Kean. It is a very difficult game to predict in this circumstance and I think Norwich will have to be at their best to win the game as Steve Kean will know the importance of this game for the safety of his job and will think it is a game they can win.
After Grant Holt's impressive substitute performance against Liverpool last week alot of fans seem to favour him starting again, but i think that 'if it aint broke don't fix it' is a good moto to live by. Therefore I would be surprised if there were any changes to the starting line up that has seen us only lose one of our last 5 games (away at man united) which is no small feat. I'm sure he will continue to press for a place but the current team has been playing so well why change a winning formula?
Prediction : 2-2
Scorers : Morison, Johnson (Norwich)
Yakubu, Pedersen (Blackburn)
Key Man : Steve Morison; if he can stop Chris Samba controlling the defence then Norwich will have a good chance of exploiting gaps that may appear. If he has a poor game then Blackburn could have a lot of possession and cause problems for our defence which is still our weak point.