Blackburn – Leeds SOCCER PICKS
Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United meet at Ewood Park, in a match for the 13th round of the Championship. In this situation, the history of direct confrontations indicates total balance between these two teams, since there were 2 victories for each team in the last 4 matches. However, the last time these two teams played a match in this stadium was on 01-02-2017, for the Championship, which ended with the victory of Leeds United by (1-2). The goals of the match were scored by E. Bennett (83 ‘), for Blackburn Rovers, and S. Dallas (74’) and P. Jansson (89 ‘), for Leeds United. Despite being a match between 10th and 3rd of the table, it is actually a match between the 19th ranked in home games and the 1st as a visitor.
After 4 wins, 6 draws and 2 losses, the home team is currently in the 10 th position of the league, with 18 points won. In the last match, they have won in an away match against Bolton Wanderers by (0-1), after in the previous match they have lost (0-2) at home, against Sheffield United. This is a team that usually gets more positive results in away matches than at home, since they have won 11 points in away matches and 8 at their stadium, with 8 goals scored and 8 conceded at home, against 6 goals scored and 7 conceded at home. For the league, Blackburn Rovers won 7 points out of 18 possible points, after 1 win, 4 draws and 1 loss in the last 6 home matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 8 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In 12 games in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 4 games in which he suffered the first goal. There is 1 period that stands out in the last 8 home matches for all competitions: they have suffered 3 of their 8 goals between minutes (76’-90 ‘).
Blackburn Rovers enter this game motivated, after a win, by 0-1, in the visit to Bolton’s field: the only goal of the team was marked by Dack. Similar to the rival of this round, the local team chooses to act in a 4-2-3-1, in which the three most advanced players are Palmer, Rothwell and Graham. Despite acting at home, we believe that Blackburn Rovers will adopt a more defensive stance, with the objective of not becoming unbalanced. Coach Tony Mowbray can not count on injured Nyambe, Gladwin and Samuel.
The away team is currently in the 3 rd position, with 23 points won, after 6 wins, 5 draws and 1 loss. In the penultimate match, they won in an away match against Hull City, by (0-1). In the last match, they tied in a home match against Brentford, by (1-1). Interestingly, this is a team that has conquered more positive results outside its stadium, as it has won 12 points as a visitor and only 11 in its stadium.
For this competition, they have not lost any of the last 6 away matches. Their attack has scored regularly, since they have scored goals in 9 of the last 10 matches for this competition. In their away matches there is a tendency for goals, since 52 of the last 61 matches have ended with Over 1,5 goals. In 12 matches in this competition, he never got the comeback in the 5 games in which he suffered the first goal.
Leeds United enter this game with a draw, 1-1, at the reception to Brentford, adding the third consecutive game without losing in the competition: the only goal of the team was marked by Jansson. The visiting team usually acts in a 4-2-3-1, privileging a style of play of constant offensive transitions. Of note that, in this tactical drawing, the three most advanced players are Alioski, Harrison and Roberts. On the other hand, midfielder Klich is one of the best scorers of Leeds United, with 4 goals scored. For this day the technician Marcelo Bielsa will not be able to count on Ayling, due to a suspension.