Blackburn Rovers v Swansea City Competition - Sky Bet Championship Date - 19 January 2021 Venue - Ewood Park Kick off - 7pm Following their clinical 2-0 victory over Barnsley at Oakwell, next up for Steve Cooper’s promotion chasing squad is another away trip, this time across the Pennines to play Blackburn. On Saturday evening, the Swans moved four points clear of third-placed Bournemouth thanks to a disciplined 2-0 victory at Barnsley The Tykes are now winless in their last 16 games against a Swansea side increasingly looking like genuine promotion contenders this term. The Swans took the lead on the stroke of half-time with their first effort on goal as Ben Cabango's looping header from a long throw crept in. Barnsley then gifted the Swans a second on 55 minutes when Mads Anderson and Michael Helik got in each others' way and allowed Jamal Lowe to run clear and slot home. Despite plenty of endeavour and no little effort, Barnsley were never a huge threat, though Freddie Woodman did save brilliantly to deny Callum Brittain's rasping effort as the Tykes pushed to get back into things. The win for Swansea gives them daylight in the automatic promotion spots, although Brentford could climb above them if they win both their games in hand. Earlier that afternoon, Blackburn came from behind to salvage a point against 10-man Stoke, who missed the chance to edge closer to the Championship play-off places. The visitors led at the break, courtesy of Nick Powell's header from Jordan Thompson's cross into the box. Rovers equalised in the second half when John Buckley tapped in following good work from Harvey Elliott to keep the ball alive. James Chester was sent off for Stoke soon after for bringing down Adam Armstrong, who was through on goal, but Rovers could not find a winner. The result means Stoke remain eighth, four points off sixth place, while Blackburn stay 11th, three points behind the Potters. The Swans have played Blackburn on 44 previous occasions, winning 15, drawing 7 but losing 22 games. In the corresponding fixture at Ewood Park last season, the teams played out a 2-2 draw in front of 13,099 spectators: Turning to Tuesday evening, the match is a clash between the Championship’s top goal scorers against the Championship’s meanest defence. Blackburn need to win to maintain their play-off hopes, whilst the Swans will want to maintain their charge for an automatic promotion spot. I’m expecting a 1-1 draw, but hoping for another 2-0 win.