Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United Match Prediction

By Charlotte Louise Bushell

This match on Wednesday evening (19:45) will have implications at both ends of the table as struggling Blackburn entertain high-flying Leeds. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Rovers booked their place in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon with a 2-0 victory over League Two side Blackpool. Sam Gallagher and Elliott Bennett got the goals in a game that saw protests by both sets of fans at the way their clubs are being run.

United fell victim to a big cup upset on Sunday afternoon as they lost to a team some 83 places below them on the Football League pyramid. A Jamie Collins second-half penalty was the difference with Gary Monk admitting he had rested too many players.

The Yorkshire side have won each of the last three meetings between the pair including back in September when a Chris Wood goal was enough to take all three points.

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Blackburn Rovers Preview

Blackburn must hope that they can transfer their FA Cup form to the league where they sit second bottom and have won just one of their last nine. At home, they are showing improved signs with just two defeats in their last nine in the Championship with these defeats coming against Brighton and Reading.

Both teams to score is a feature at Ewood Park and has happened in seven of the last eight games. 1-1 is a common scoreline in Rovers matches and has occurred three times in the previous seven.
Danny Graham is in good scoring form with six in his last eight in the league. Sam Gallagher is also doing well in games at Ewood Park and his strike on Saturday was his third in the last five Rovers home fixtures.

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Leeds Preview

It is just one defeat in the previous eight for Leeds who look comfortable in the play-off places with the gap between them and Barnsley in seventh 7 points going into the midweek set of fixtures.

United have won four of their last seven away games in the league and three of their last four at sides in the bottom eight of the table. Goals tend to be a feature of their recent travels with four of their last six going over 2.5.

Chris Wood is in red-hot scoring form with six strikes in his last four league starts and three in the last five on the road. Souleymane Doukara is another player with a decent strike rate recently grabbing three in the last seven Leeds Championship matches.

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Blackburn Team News

Elliott Ward (broken ankle) is rated day-to-day while Charlie Mulgrew (groin) is a doubt.  It is unlikely that Adam Henley (hamstring) and Corry Evans (groin) will be available for selection while Tommy Hoban (dislocated shoulder) is set to miss a few weeks of action.

 

Leeds Team News

Liam Cooper will miss the game through suspension after being sent-off in the tie with Sutton. Hadi Sacko returned from a knee injury at the weekend and is available for selection here as is keeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell.  Charlie Taylor (achilles) is set to miss out though.

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Betting Predictions and Tips

I think Leeds look good value to win here as they are the better side and listed at generous odds. They need to win keep pace with the sides at the top and also to restore some pride after that cup loss at the weekend. They made ten changes so they should be well rested here and have influential striker Chris Wood back in the mix.

Blackburn look capable of getting among the goals as they have done in 14 of their last 15 games in all competitions so take the YES in the both teams to score market.

Leeds to win the game

YES both teams to score

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Leeds United

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Leeds United saw over 1.5 goals in 7 out of their last 10 games played against Blackburn Rovers

AVG Goals

1.8

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Blackburn Rovers Form Guide

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo

Blackburn Rovers

Won

7

Draw

3

Lost

0
W A

24-02-2018

League 1

Walsall Team Logo Walsall

FT 1 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

W A

27-02-2018

League 1

AFC Wimbledon Team Logo AFC Wimbledon

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

04-03-2018

League 1

Wigan Athletic Team Logo Wigan Athletic

FT 2 - 2

(HT 2 - 0)

W H

10-03-2018

League 1

Blackpool Team Logo Blackpool

FT 3 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

W H

29-03-2018

League 1

Bradford City Team Logo Bradford City

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

02-04-2018

League 1

Milton Keynes Dons Team Logo Milton Keynes Dons

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 2)

W H

07-04-2018

League 1

Southend United Team Logo Southend United

FT 1 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

10-04-2018

League 1

Gillingham Team Logo Gillingham

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

D A

14-04-2018

League 1

Bristol Rovers Team Logo Bristol Rovers

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

19-04-2018

League 1

Peterborough United Team Logo Peterborough United

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

Leeds United Form Guide

Leeds United Team Logo

Leeds United

Won

2

Draw

2

Lost

6
W H

24-02-2018

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

02-03-2018

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L H

07-03-2018

Championship

Wolverhampton Wanderers Team Logo Wolverhampton Wanderers

FT 0 - 3

(HT 0 - 2)

D A

10-03-2018

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 1)

L H

17-03-2018

Championship

Sheffield Wednesday Team Logo Sheffield Wednesday

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

30-03-2018

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L A

03-04-2018

Championship

Fulham Team Logo Fulham

FT 2 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

D H

07-04-2018

Championship

Sunderland Team Logo Sunderland

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

10-04-2018

Championship

Preston North End Team Logo Preston North End

FT 3 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

L A

13-04-2018

Championship

Aston Villa Team Logo Aston Villa

FT 1 - 0

(HT 1 - 0)

Blackburn Rovers Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.9

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Leeds United Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

0.8

BTTS

Over 0.5

Over 1.5

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

BTTS+Win

BTTS+Draw

BTTS+Lose

Cleansheets

H/T Win

Won to Nil

Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Jason Steele 188 79
24 LB Ryan Nyambe 182 76
3 CD Gordon Greer 188 83
26 CD Darragh Lenihan 178 76
5 RB Derrick Williams 180 75
7 LM Liam Feeney 183 76
6 CM Jason Lowe 176 75
14 CM Charles Mulgrew 191 83
31 RM Elliott Bennett 175 69
19 CF Sam Gallagher 193 75
12 CF Daniel Graham 183 87
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Robert Green 187 77
2 LB Luke Ayling 185 72
5 CD Kyle Bartley 180 70
18 CD Pontus Jansson 194 89
28 RB Gaetano Berardi 179 72
14 CDM Eunan O'Kane 173 84
26 CDM Liam Bridcutt 175 73
24 CM Hadi Sacko 183 79
7 CM Kemar Roofe 178 71
15 CM Stuart Dallas 186 81
9 CF Chris Wood 191 91