Blackburn have been shit all season, but they look a rejuvenated side under Big Sam. Newcastle, on the other hand, have been doing decently well under Kinnear but a recent injury crisis has coincided with a rather bad run for them - 3 losses and 2 draws in the last 5. I fancy Blackburn to win this one because Newcastle have a terrible record away from home, winning only 1 out of 10 games played away. Add this on to the fact that their top strikers, Ameobi Martins and Smith, are all injured, I don't fancy Newcastle to score at Ewood Park. Blackburn look to have Santa Cruz back but the front duo of McCarthy and Roberts has been working well and I think Blackburn will win this one, especially since they have been well rested and have had 2 weeks to prepare for this match due to their previous league match being cancelled.
Roland's prediction: $5 on Blackburn -0.5 @ 2.00 = $10.00