Preston North End vs Blackburn Rovers Predictions, Betting Tips and Match Preview

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Preston North End vs Blackburn Rovers Match Prediction

By Richard McTiernan

This Saturday afternoon (15:00) fixture is a Lancashire derby and features two sides in decent form. Here we have our match preview with all the best predictions, betting tips and match stats.

Preston stretched their unbeaten run in the Championship with a 1-0 road victory at Bristol City. The result was a fair reflection of North-End being the better team with a 35th minute Callum Robinson strike the difference.

Blackburn stretched their unbeaten run to three though will have been disappointed with a 1-1 home draw against Rotherham. Bradley Dack netted their only goal in a tie Rovers were the stronger side in.

The Lilywhites are unbeaten in their last three meetings with Rovers winning two of these battles. Danny Graham and Daniel Johnson both have netted two in two previous head-to-heads.

 

Betting Tips and Predictions

It is hard to argue with the prices on offer for this match which suggests that there is little to choose between the sides other than the fact that Preston are the home side.

Both teams to score seems the best angle into this as it has happened in six of the last seven at their own ground for the hosts while the visitors have netted in all but one of their road trips this campaign.

I also like over 2.5 goals given it is the outsider of the two markets and six of the last seven North-End have played at home have gone over 3.5 goals. Over would have also paid in five of nine on the road for Rovers.

 

YES in the both teams to score market

OVER 2.5 goals in this fixture

 

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 10 games played

Preston North End saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 games played against Blackburn Rovers

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

Blackburn Rovers saw over 1.5 goals in 8 out of their last 9 games played against Preston North End

AVG Goals

1.4

BTTS

Over 2.5

Over 3.5

Over 1.5 1H Goals

Over 1.5 2H Goals

Preston North End Form Guide

Preston North End Team Logo

Preston North End

Won

5

Draw

3

Lost

2
L A

01-01-2019

Championship

Rotherham United Team Logo Rotherham United

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

06-01-2019

FA Cup

Doncaster Rovers Team Logo Doncaster Rovers

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

12-01-2019

Championship

Swansea City Team Logo Swansea City

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

19-01-2019

Championship

Queens Park Rangers Team Logo Queens Park Rangers

FT 1 - 4

(HT 0 - 1)

W A

26-01-2019

Championship

Stoke City Team Logo Stoke City

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

D H

01-02-2019

Championship

Derby County Team Logo Derby County

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

09-02-2019

Championship

Bolton Wanderers Team Logo Bolton Wanderers

FT 1 - 2

(HT 0 - 1)

W H

13-02-2019

Championship

Norwich City Team Logo Norwich City

FT 3 - 1

(HT 2 - 0)

D H

16-02-2019

Championship

Nottingham Forest Team Logo Nottingham Forest

FT 0 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

23-02-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 1 - 3

(HT 0 - 3)

Blackburn Rovers Form Guide

Blackburn Rovers Team Logo

Blackburn Rovers

Won

3

Draw

2

Lost

5
D A

05-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 1 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

W A

12-01-2019

Championship

Millwall Team Logo Millwall

FT 0 - 2

(HT 0 - 0)

L H

15-01-2019

FA Cup

Newcastle United Team Logo Newcastle United

FT 2 - 4

(HT 2 - 2)

W H

19-01-2019

Championship

Ipswich Town Team Logo Ipswich Town

FT 2 - 0

(HT 0 - 0)

W H

26-01-2019

Championship

Hull City Team Logo Hull City

FT 3 - 0

(HT 2 - 0)

L A

02-02-2019

Championship

Brentford Team Logo Brentford

FT 5 - 2

(HT 1 - 2)

L H

09-02-2019

Championship

Bristol City Team Logo Bristol City

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 0)

L A

13-02-2019

Championship

Reading Team Logo Reading

FT 2 - 1

(HT 1 - 0)

L H

17-02-2019

Championship

Middlesbrough Team Logo Middlesbrough

FT 0 - 1

(HT 0 - 1)

D A

23-02-2019

Championship

Birmingham City Team Logo Birmingham City

FT 2 - 2

(HT 1 - 0)

Preston North End Preview

The Lilywhites are beginning to climb up the table following a run of seven without defeat winning three of these. They sit in 18th place but the expected goals data feels they should be as high as 12th.

At Deepdale, they are unbeaten in three defeating Brentford and Wigan before drawing with Rotherham. Six of the last seven the Lancashire outfit have played at home have seen both teams find the back of the net.

A lack of goals has not been an issue for Preston this season with 26 netted which is the seventh best attack in the division. The defence though has been problematic conceding a joint divisional high of 30 goals.

 

Preston North End Team News

Daniel Johnson is suspended though Chris Maxwell is available after completing his suspension. Ryan Ledson (uknown) is a doubt while Calum Woods (hamstring), Billy Bodin and Josh Harrop (both cruciate) are long-term absentees.

Blackburn Rovers Preview

Rovers are unbeaten in three and have lost just one of their last six as they have made a strong start to life back in the Championship. They are ninth in the table though the expected goals data has them down in 17th.

Away from Ewood Park, they have lost just one of their last five and just two for the whole season. Harrison Reed has two in his last four on the road while has two in his last two anywhere.

The 20 goals Blackburn have scored is a middle-third record with an even split of ten at home and ten on the road. Their defence also had a mid-level performance level with 21 conceded.

 

Blackburn Rovers Team News

Derrick Williams (hamstring), Charlie Mulgrew (rib) and Jacob Davenport (hip) are doubts while Dominic Samuel and Ben Gladwin (both knee) have both been ruled out for the season. Corry Evans is available following a suspension.

Preston North End Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.7

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 Last 10 Games Stats

Win Draw Loss

AVG Goals

1.5

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

Preston North End vs Blackburn Rovers Sidelined Players

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Probably Lineup

No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK Declan Rudd 191 75
3 RB Josh Earl - -
23 CD Paul Huntington 191 80
5 LB Tom Clarke 180 77
6 CD Ben Davies 183 80
8 CM Alan Browne 173 71
4 CDM Ben Pearson 166 71
29 CM Tom Barkhuizen 175 70
12 CDM Paul Gallagher 183 79
7 CM Callum Robinson 178 75
45 CF Lukas Nmecha 185 80
No. Pos Player M kg
1 GK David Raya 183 80
3 RB Derrick Williams 180 75
14 CD Charles Mulgrew 191 83
26 CD Darragh Lenihan 178 76
2 LB Ryan Nyambe 182 76
6 CDM Richard Smallwood 180 72
31 CM Elliott Bennett 175 69
23 CM Bradley Dack 173 57
45 CM Kasey Palmer 180 68
4 CDM Harrison Reed 181 72
7 CF Adam Armstrong 172 69