Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United
English League Championship
Date: Saturday, 20th October 2018
Kick-off at 12:00 UK/ 13:00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).
Blackburn Rovers has a tough home challenge following the international break. Their opponents are Leeds United and they won’t give anything easy.
Blackburn finds itself on 10th place following their return to the EFL Championship. The team looks to be able to spring a surprise against any opponent. Rovers are far from the zone and they will want to keep it that way. They take their points especially against opponents from their level of the table or lower.
The team took some nice 3 points away from home before the break and will be looking to keep their performances high. The victim was Bolton Wanderers. Blackburn took the lead with quarter of the game gone and managed to hold on to it all the way to the end.
Leeds United slowed their pace a bit in recent weeks and forfeited the first place. Still they are more than capable of winning games and even the league. United is now on 3rd place 2 points away from the top which for a league like Championship and 34 games to go means nothing. They can easily climb to the top or get away even from top 6 as they did their previous years following their strong start.
Leeds drew their last game against Brentford. Brentford is not a side to be complacent about and United should have known better. Following a goalless first half the Bees took the lead. Leeds managed to barely get the point with central dfender Pontus Jansson scoring late. Another blow for Leeds was the second yellow card in the added tom for Luke Ayling who will miss the game against Blackburn.
Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United: Head-to-head
- Blackburn are winless in 3 home games
- Blackburn are one of the weakest hosts in the league sitting on 19th place in the home games table
- Leeds are unbeaten away from home this season – 3 victories and 3 draws
- Leeds have won their last 4 direct clashes with Blackburn – 3 victories with 2-1 and 1 1-0
- 5 out of 6 of Blackburn’s home games this season saw goalless first halves
Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United: Predictions
Blackburn have made it clear this season that they have issues at home. The team looks far better on the road when they can play a little bit deeper without the need to control the game. Leeds will be looking to bounce back to winning way and should be regarded as slight favourites in a game which may offer goals at both ends.
Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United: Bet Tips
BTTS: Yes at 1.75 (3/4)
Leeds 0.0 AH at 1.60 (3/5).