A win at Ewood Park would put City in pole position to finish in the final Champions League spot, four points clear of Tottenham.
Word of warning: Mancini guarding against complacency
Blackburn have failed to win any of their past 10 Barclays Premier League games, but Mancini has warned against complacency.
If they are going to win, they will need an improvement from Italian striker Mario Balotelli, who looks set to retain his place in City's attack with Carlos Tevez still out with a hamstring injury.
Balotelli was involved in a bust-up with Manchester United players after the FA Cup semi-final but Mancini is backing him to turn his career around.
'If he improves his behaviour, maybe everything can change,' said Mancini.
Niko Kalinic will lead the line for Blackburn as Roque Santa Cruz is ineligible to play against his parent club.
Source: Daily Mail