The Betpal Football Bet of the Day heads for the Championship and the Friday night clash between Blackburn and Cardiff. Both are still aiming for promotion, but it is the Welsh side who currently head the pack – can Rovers halt their progress?

Match: Blackburn Rovers v Cardiff
Bet of the Day: Draw
Blackburn Football Bet of the DayBest Odds: 3.54 with Pinnacle

The Championship has seen fewer draws so far this term than is statistically the norm for English football’s second tier, and the televised game on Friday night might start to redress that anomaly. Blackburn do have a habit of drawing – usually away from home (seven in ten), but they could well be satisfied with a point at Ewood Park on Friday evening too. Visitors Cardiff top the table, but that is almost entirely down to their home form – on the road they have been beaten too often for Malky Mackay’s liking, and he too would see a draw as a decent result, and a step in the right direction. Rovers have only been beaten five times this season, so with an impeccable home record to fall back on, the Bluebirds know a draw would maintain some title momentum. A tight game is on the cards, and the draw offers some margin.

Football Bet of the Day

Back the draw at 3.54 with Pinnacle.