Blackburn vs Preston: Preview and Prediction

Blackburn vs Preston Match Preview 18th March 2017

Blackburn Rovers vs Preston North End
English Football League Championship
Date: 18th March 2017, Saturday
Kick off at 13:00 UK / 14:00 CET
Venue: Ewood Park (Blackburn).

Both sides are enjoying a terrific attacking form ahead of their 38th round of Championship fixture set to kick off on Saturday afternoon at Ewood Park.

The hosts managed to escape the red zone after an impressive run of six matches without a defeat, while the visitors showed a terrific performance in the 3-0 drubbing of promotional candidiates Reading last Saturday at Deepdale.

Blackburn Rovers

Tony Mowbray can be thrilled with his team’s attack which netted four goals in last two matches against the likes of Norwich City and Fulham.

The Portuguese striker Lucas Joao proved to be an amazing signing as he netted three goals in four appearances for the Riversiders.

Preston North End

Preston North End have been enjoying a decent campaign in this term of Championship.

Simon Grayson still believes his side can clinch one of the playoffs spots which does not seem impossible at all.

Tom Bakrhuizen took the max advantage of the opportunity he received to start the match against the Royals as he netted a brace in the victory over Reading last Saturday.

Blackburn vs Preston: Head to head

Each of the last four head to head clashes between the two sides ended with at least three goals.

Preston have been the more successful historically and they have won both o fthe last two meetings with the Riversiders.

This includes a 3-2 victory for the Lilywhites in December last year when Daniel Johnson scored a brace, while Callum Robinson set the final score ten minutes from time.

Blackburn vs Preston: Prediction

We are certainly in for a thrilling afternoon at Ewood Park. We expect to see drama, plenty of chances on both ends and obviously goals.

As for the outcome, we would stick with the visitors who certainly have the stronger lineup, with their most recent addition to their final third, Tom Barkhuizen.

Blackburn vs Preston: Bet Tips

  • The first pick will be Over 2.5 goals & BTTS at 7/5.
  • You can also take Preston to win & BTTS at sky-high 5/1 odds.