Preview: Leeds United vs Blackburn Rovers

Whites back in Sky Bet Championship action.

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Leeds United will be keen recapture their scintillating form as they host Blackburn Rovers in Saturday’s lunchtime Sky Bet Championship clash at Elland Road.

The Whites returned to action following last month’s international break collecting four points from a possible six over the Easter weekend, rescuing a draw late on at Watford before beating Hull City in the dying minutes at home.

Those results continued the excellent unbeaten start Daniel Farke’s side were enjoying to 2024, which sadly came to an end last weekend as United fell to a narrow defeat at Coventry City’s CBS Arena.

Leeds looked to respond in their midweek clash with Sunderland at Elland Road, but despite enjoying the majority of possession and having a penalty decision not go their way, the Whites were unable to break down a resolute Black Cats defence as it finished goalless.

Whilst United haven’t necessarily picked up the results they would have liked, they still remain just one point behind both Leicester City and Ipswich Town in the race for the automatic promotion places.

Form has been incredibly hard to come by for a struggling Blackburn Rovers team, aside from a statement 5-1 victory over Sunderland at the Stadium of Light at the beginning of the month.

A harrowing 5-0 defeat at Bristol City midweek leaves the Lancashire outfit 18th in the league's standings, with John Eustace's side just three points above Sheffield Wednesday in the relegation zone.

The teams have already met once this campaign, as the Whites ran out 2-0 winners at Ewood Park in December.

Dan James put Leeds a goal to the good with a drilled finish low across goalkeeper Leopold Wahlstedt before the break, with Crysencio Summerville then sealing the victory with a delicate chip in front of a travelling army of supporters in Blackburn.

Action from Elland Road gets underway at 12:30pm.

The pitch is for the players and the stands is for spectators:

Summerville sends the away fans wild:

How to watch:

The match is available to Watch Live in selected territories. Live audio commentary is available worldwide with Bryn Law and club legend Tony Dorigo for monthly audio subscribers, which includes video build up, analysis and reaction at Buy your match pass HERE.

Supporters can also follow all the updates live on with our online blog throughout the match.

The match has also been selected for live television coverage within the UK, on Sky Sports. For further information on how to watch the game across the rest of the world, please see our ‘How to Watch’ guide on, ahead of kick-off!

Important supporter information:

Discriminatory language or chanting is not acceptable and you could be breaking the law. The club condemns this behaviour and has a zero-tolerance policy towards discrimination abuse of all kinds.

To report an incident, text LEEDS along with any relevant information including ticket details, your name and description of an incident to 60006. You will then receive an automated response which means that your report has been logged and will then be looked into.

Tough measures and sanctions are in place across all English football leagues to tackle dangerous and illegal behaviours within football grounds, and this involves but is not limited to, discriminatory behaviour, tragedy chanting, fans entering the pitch, the use of pyros and throwing objects.

What has Daniel Farke said, ahead of the match:

Head to head:

Wins: 48

Draws: 23

Losses: 32

Top scorer 2023/24:

Leeds: Crysencio Summerville (18)

Blackburn: Sammie Szmodics (29)

League position:

Leeds: 3rd

Blackburn: 18th

Memories against Blackburn:


Referee - James Bell

Assistant Referees - Ian Cooper, Mark Stevens

Fourth Official - Keith Stroud

There's only one Stuart Dallas!

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