Preview: Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers

Preview: Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers

We preview Saturday's encounter.

Leeds United host Tony Mowbray's Blackburn Rovers on Saturday (3:00 pm) in the Sky Bet Championship. The Whites go into this fixture in third position, looking for their fourth straight win at Elland Road. 

Manager/head coach

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

Blackburn Rovers: Tony Mowbray

League position

Leeds United: 3rd

Blackburn Rovers: 16th


Leeds United: LWDDW

Blackburn Rovers: LDLLW

Top scorer

Leeds United: Eddie Nketiah (5)

Blackburn Rovers: Bradley Dack (6)

Head to head

Leeds United wins: 45

Draws: 23

Blackburn Rovers wins: 32

Last time at Elland Road

Leeds United 3 (Williams O.G. 33, Roofe 90+1, 90+4) Blackburn 2 (Mulgrew pen 47, 90) – Wednesday 26th December 2018 (Sky Bet Championship)

Team news

Barry Douglas is back in contention following  a lengthy injury. Ezgjan Alioksi remains sidelined along with Eddie Nketiah, Jamie Shackleton and Adam Forshaw. For the visitors, Darragh Lenihan, Dominic Samuel and Ben Brereton are all back in training but won’t feature in this match.

The key battle

Liam Cooper v Bradley Dack

Highly rated forward, Bradley Dack is Blackburn’s top goal scorer this season. He will face off against the Whites captain Liam Cooper who has been at the heart of the meanest defence in the league, conceding just eight goals.

Latest odds

Leeds United: 9/20

Draw: 10/3

Blackburn Rovers: 13/2 (Odds correct at time of article published)