Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers: Latest team news, Is there a live stream? What time is kick-off? | OneFootball
Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers: Latest team news, Is there a live stream? What time is kick-off?
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There’s a big game in the race for the Championship play-offs at the Bet365 Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as Stoke City host Blackburn Rovers.
Following their 1-0 defeat at Bristol City on Wednesday night, Stoke go into the game sixth in the Championship, with 31 points to their name from 19 league games.
Blackburn meanwhile, thrashed Peterborough 4-0 in midweek, meaning they start the game just one position and one point behind their hosts this afternoon.
So with this match potentially set to be a crucial one in the battle for a top six spot, we’ve taken a look at some of the other big questions about this game.
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What’s the latest team news?
Stoke were dealt another blow on Wednesday when midfielder Joe Allen was sent off against Bristol City, meaning he joins striker Sam Surridge in being banned for this game.
Meanwhile, the Potters are also without a number of first-team players due to injury, with goalkeeper Joe Bursik, centre back Harry Souttar, midfielder Sam Clucas and Jordan Thompson and attacking duo Abdallah Sima and Nick Powell all unavailable.
For their part, Blackburn are still without attackers Sam Gallagher and Bradley Dack, as well as right-back Joe Rankin-Costello due to injury.
At centre back, Daniel Ayala was forced off during Wednesday night’s win over Peterborough, and could be replaced by Brighton loanee Jan Paul van Hecke, who is available again after completing a three-match suspension.
Is there a live stream?
The match will not be streamed live in the UK due to broadcast regulations. However, fans of both clubs who are based in the UK, will be able to get audio commentary for the game via their sides respective streaming services.
Monthly audio passes are available to fans of both Stoke and Blackburn for the price of £4.50.
What time is kick-off?
The match will get under at 3:00pm local time.
Blackburn will be looking to end a run of three games without a win against their hosts this afternoon.