Ewood Park - Live on Sky Sports
The bookies have Rovers nailed on certs in this quarter final clash and given city's recent form you can't really dispute them ! Blackburn have already put 3 top flight sides out this year including a great win over Arsenal.
Meanwhile this is the first premiership side that City will have faced on an FA Cup run that has kept Stuart Pearce clinging on to his job by fingernails, all the wins so far have come against lower league opposition.
The abysmal form has done little dampen Cup Fever at Eastlands, with 7000 tickets going in 4 days to season ticket holders only, it would appear that the gallows humour that kept us sane in the 3rd division days has re-appeared.
On the injury front blackburn have David Dunn suspended, whilst Nonda should miss out with injury. City have almost a full squad to pick from with Dickov and Vassell returning giving us seven fit strikers including the youngsters Sturridge and Miller , Wonder if the 7 of them can muster up a goal between them.
On form City go in as no hopers, everything in my head has Blackburn down for an easy win, but still.... Tremendous backing should be generated by the 7k should motivate the boys in blue, This is Ewood Park and the gods have smiled on us before at Ewood, this is the FA Cup ! Lets pray for some famed cup magic. God knows we need it.
Prediction 3-3 - Blood and Thunder cup tie.