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The Championship fixture at Deepdale on Tuesday sees home side Preston North End go into battle with opponents Blackburn Rovers.
All of our predictions, stats and the user poll for Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers are shown below - along with the latest match odds.
Preston North End
Preston North End will want to continue from where they left off last time out with the 1-0 Championship success against Sheffield Wednesday.
In that game, Preston North End had 74% possession and 9 attempts on goal with 1 on target. The only player on the scoresheet for Preston North End was Tom Barkhuizen (48'). For their opponents, Sheffield Wednesday got 5 shots on goal with 0 of them on target.
Alex Neil's Preston North End have hit the back of the net 8 times in their past 6 outings. At the other end, the number of goals that they have conceded in those fixtures amounts to 7.
Coming into this fixture, Preston North End haven't been beaten in the league by Blackburn Rovers in their previous 7 games.
In the game prior to this, Blackburn Rovers drew 1-1 in the Championship tie with Luton Town.
In that match, Blackburn Rovers had 59% possession and 15 shots at goal with 6 of them on target. The only player to score for Blackburn Rovers was Sam Gallagher (72'). At the other end, Luton Town had 13 shots at goal with 5 of them on target. Luke Berry (69') scored for Luton Town.
Tony Mowbray's Blackburn Rovers have fired home 10 times in the course of their previous six matches. The overall goals that have been scored against them during those same clashes comes to 8.
Going into this game, the form guide shows that Blackburn Rovers:
- haven't beaten Preston North End when they have played them away from home in the previous 3 league matches.
- haven’t won away from home in the past 2 league games.
Head to head
A quick look at past results between these clubs stretching back to 10/12/2016 tells us that these encounters have not been good ones for Blackburn Rovers. They have not managed to get themselves any wins at all while Preston North End have been dominant against them, getting wins in 67 per cent of those games played.
A lot of goals were also scored during this period, 22 overall which averages out at 3.67 goals per meeting.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Championship match day 27 on 11/01/2020 which ended up with the score at Blackburn Rovers 1-1 Preston North End.
On that day, Blackburn Rovers managed 57% possession and 14 attempts on goal with 4 on target. The scorer was Adam Armstrong (3').
For their opponents, Preston North End got 9 attempts at goal with 2 of them on target. Josh Harrop (17') scored.
The match was refereed by James Linington.
Team News: Preston North End
Andrew Hughes (Hamstring Injury) and Louis Moult (Knee Injury) won’t be playing for Preston gaffer Alex Neil. David Nugent will not be able to play in this game through being suspended.
Team News: Blackburn Rovers
Blackburn boss Tony Mowbray has to currently contend with reduced team options. Derrick Williams (Calf Injury), Bradley Dack (Cruciate Ligament Injury), Lewis Travis (Ligament Injury) and Elliott Bennett (Ankle Surgery) can’t be considered. Bradley Johnson is ineligible for this match because of suspension.
We’ve got the feeling that Blackburn Rovers and Preston North End could both end up scoring in a what should be a good tussle with little between the two teams.
Let’s see how this one goes, but it looks this could be a draw. That is why we are leaning toward a very even match with a 1-1 score draw at the end of the match.
🏟️ Team Focus:
Preston North End
Stadium: Deepdale (23,404)
Chairman: Craig Hemmings
Manager: Alex Neil
Competitions: Championship position 14
⭐ Star Player: Alan Browne
Typically taking to the field in the Centre Midfield position, Alan Browne was born in Cork, Rep. Ireland. After having made a senior debut playing for Preston North End in the 2013 - 2014 season, the dangerous Midfielder has struck 2 league goals in this Championship 2020 - 2021 season so far from a total of 11 appearances.