Blackburn Rovers vs Preston North End
England – Championship
Date: Friday, 12 February 2021
Kick-off at 19:45 UK/ 20:45 CET
Venue: Ewood Park.
The Riversiders have a game in hand, and are still placed considerably high in the table. They are valiantly chasing a playoff spot at present, and only two other squads have scored more goals than them in the whole competition.
In addition, the two teams placed immediately above them – Middlesbrough and Bournemouth, are going through the worst forms of their respective campaigns, and this is an opportunity for Tony Mowbray’s men to break into the top-most tier.
Meanwhile, the Lilywhites are dropping worrying performances every other week, and are on a downward trajectory of standings.
Their defense has also been a major concern lately, that only four teams in total in the Championship have conceded more goals than them so far.
Going on, they have been struggling on the road for the past several months, whereas their counterparts have been comparatively far greater in games conducted at the Ewood Park.
Finally, the Riversiders also have a good h2h record in recent times, and have scored abundantly in the process.
Likely, expect Blackburn Rovers to emerge victorious this Friday.
Blackburn Rovers vs Preston: Head-to-head (h2h)
- The reverse fixture had ended in a 0-3 win for Mowbray’s men.
- They have scored two or more goals in four of the preceding seven encounters.
- Only once have the hosts failed to score at this venue since 2001.
- The latest meeting at this ground had ended in a 1-1 draw.
Blackburn Rovers vs Preston Prediction
The Riversiders lost 1-0 on the road the last match-day, against QPR. In the meantime, Alex Neil’s men lost 1-2 at home the past game week, against Rotherham.
Going on, Mowbray’s men were unbeaten in three of their former four overall matches, and had recorded wins to nil in two of their last three games.
At home, they were invincible in eight of their past ten appearances, and have lost a total of just five times since February of 2020.
On the other hand, their counterparts were winless in six of their preceding seven match-ups, and five of these were losses. And on the road, they had also lost seven of their former ten fixtures.
Finally, the Riversiders had also won the reverse fixture in a compelling manner, and that too on the road.
Taking into account these observations, expect Blackburn Rovers to dominate proceedings this weekend, and deliver a winning performance.
Blackburn Rovers vs Preston: Betting Tips
Blackburn Rovers to Win @ 2.00 (1/1)
Over 0.5 First Half Goals @ 1.40 (2/5).