Blackburn vs Preston North End Match Analysis & Prediction
10/12/2022 3:00 pm
Blackburn and Preston North End will face off in the Championship on Saturday afternoon. The teams occupy third and ninth positions in the standings, but Preston will move within two points of Blackburn with a victory at Ewood Park.
Although Blackburn Rovers have lost nine of their 21 Championship games this season, they are third in the standings with 12 wins from 21 matches.
The team is five points behind Burnley and Ipswich Town, who are at the top of the table, but five points ahead of the seventh position.
Last week Blackburn lost 3-0 to Burnley at Turf Moor, a disappointing setback after which manager Jon Dahl Tomasson will look at the bigger picture.
He knows his team can cement its spot in the top six with another win this weekend against Charlton Athletic.
Preston North End have played two behind-closed-doors friendlies in the past week, defeating St Johnstone 3-0 and drawing with Leeds United.
The result against Leeds was not disclosed, but it was an important game for the Championship club as they went into the half-time break with four wins from their last six matches.
In a 4-2 home defeat to Millwall, however, they suffered a setback and remained level on points with the final playoff position at this stage.
Although they have the second-worst attacking record in the division, they have netted in six consecutive games. They are likely to be confident when facing what is traditionally one of their most anticipated season fixtures.
Blackburn vs. Preston North End Head to head
Both sides have 12 games against each other with hosts taking four wins while visitors with six wins, and two draws.
Blackburn Team News
After a back three failed to work out against Burnley, Tomasson will likely revert to a defensive four. Sammie Szmodics should return in midfield, while Harry Pickering is in line to return at left-back. Sam Gallagher and Jack Vale are both injury doubts, but one player is in line to lead the attack.
Blackburn's Last 5 Matches
09/11/2022West Ham2Blackburn2EFL Cup
05/11/2022Blackburn1Huddersfield Town0EFL Championship
Preston North End Team News
Troy Parrott is sidelined for Preston as he continues to recover from a hamstring injury he sustained on October 8. Manager Alex Neil is unlikely to make many changes from the last match, although Alvaro Fernandez and Ben Woodburn are in contention for recalls.
Preston North End's Last 5 Matches
Blackburn vs. Preston North End: Odds and Predictions
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