Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United

Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United

We look at Saturday's fixture.

Leeds United are back in Sky Bet Championship action on Saturday, looking to make it three games unbeaten in the division.  The Whites head across the Pennines to Ewood Park to take on Blackburn Rovers, who after starting promisingly following the restart with a 3-1 victory over Bristol City, have suffered back to back defeats against Wigan Athletic and Barnsley.  Rovers a currently five points adrift of the Play-Offs with six games to play, whilst Leeds are looking to extend the lead at the top. 

Manager/head coach

Blackburn Rovers: Tony Mowbray

Leeds United: Marcelo Bielsa

League position

Blackburn Rovers: 10th

Leeds United: 1st


Blackburn Rovers: DLWLL

Leeds United: WWLWD

Top scorer

Blackburn Rovers: Adam Armstrong (13)

Leeds United: Patrick Bamford (14)

Head to head

Blackburn Rovers wins: 32

Draws: 23

Leeds United wins: 46

Last time at Ewood Park

Saturday 20th October 2018

Blackburn Rovers 2 (Graham 2, Lenihan 70)

Leeds United 1 (Klich 45+1)

Team news

Pablo Hernandez could be in contention to start after featuring from the bench in the last two games.  Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas were withdrawn with injuries on Tuesday against Luton, but are expected to feature.  Ben Brereton is suspended after being sent off for Blackburn in defeat to Barnsley on Tuesday.  Rovers have somewhat of an injury crisis. Amari'i Bell, Bradley Dack, Corry Evans, Joe Rankin-Costello, Lewis Travis and Derrick Williams all look set to be sidelined. 


Referee - Robert Jones

Assistant Referee 1 - Shaun Hudson

Assistant Referee 2 - Akil Howson

Fourth Official - Darren Bond

The key battle

Charlie Mulgrew v Patrick Bamford

Experienced defender Mulgrew, now 34, will be at the heart of the defence for Rovers.  Captained 44 times by Scotland, the cente-back will be looking to prevent Bamford from adding to his tally of 14 goals so far this season.

Latest odds

Blackburn Rovers: 17/4

Draw: 11/4

Leeds United: 4/6

(Odds correct at time of article published)

How to watch

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