Leeds United and Blackburn Rovers measure forces on Elland Road, in a match for the 16th round of the Championship. The history of direct confrontations played in this stadium is favorable to the home team, which in the last 5 games won 3 and lost 2. Indeed, the last time these two teams played a game in this stadium, on 26-12- 2018, for the Championship, Leeds United won by (3-2). D. Williams (33 ‘Autogolo) and K. Roofe (90’ e 90 ‘) scored the goals of the match, for Leeds United, and C. Mulgrew (47’ e 90 ‘), for Blackburn Rovers. The home / away condition deserves particular attention, since despite this being a match between 1st and 16th of the league table, it is actually a confrontation between the 7th ranked in home games and the 15th as a visitor.
The home team is currently in 1st position, with 28 points won, after 8 wins, 4 draws and 3 losses. In the penultimate game, he tied out against Sheffield Wednesday by (0-0). In the last game, he won at home against Queens Park Rangers by (2-0). This is a team little affected by the home factor, that is, usually conquer as many points at home as outside. In his last matches he scored 7 goals and suffered 3 at home, against 12 scored and 5 suffered as a visitor. For the championship, Leeds United conquered 14 points in 21 possible, after 4 victories, 2 draws and 1 defeat in the last 7 games he played in his stadium.
For this competition, he does not lose in his stadium 4 games ago. In their home matches there are some more frequent results: at rest 1-0 (3 in 7 games) and 0-0 (4 in 7 games) and at the end of the match 1-0 (3 in 7 games). His attack has scored regularly, as he scored goals in 7 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 4 times and never got the comeback.
Leeds comes to this motivated match, after a 2-0 home victory against Queens Park Rangers: Roberts and Harrison scored the winning goals. This team usually plays in a 3-4-3, favoring a game style of constant transitions. Keep in mind that in this tactical scheme the three most advanced players are Patrick Bamford, Jack Harrison and Helder Costa. One of his great qualities is the ease with which he creates goal situations. For this match, coach Marcelo Bielsa must have all the players at his disposal.
Blackburn Rovers :
The visiting team is currently in 16th position, with 18 points won, after 5 wins, 3 draws and 7 losses. In the penultimate match, he lost out against Preston North End by (3-2). In the last game, he won at home against Sheffield Wednesday by (2‑1). This is a stronger team in his stadium, where he won 12 points, against only 6 in his away matches. For the championship, Blackburn Rovers conquered 6 points in 21 possible, after 2 wins and 5 losses in the last 7 games he played as a visitor. In their matches for the league as a visitor the most frequent final result at the break was 1-0 (3 in 8 games). His defense has not been very solid, since he suffered goals in 9 of the last 10 games, but his attack has scored regularly, since he scored goals in 9 of the last 10 games for this competition. In 15 games in this tournament, he suffered the first goal 7 times and only got 1 comeback. There are 2 periods that stand out in the last 9 away matches for all competitions: they scored 4 of their 10 goals between minutes (0′-15 ‘); He suffered 6 of his 16 goals between minutes (31’-45 ‘).
Blackburn is motivated for this match, after a 2-1 victory at home, against Sheffield Wednesday: Adarabioyo and Buckley scored the victory goals. The visiting team generally plays in a 4-3-3, favoring a more leisurely style of play and channeling their attacks through the central zone. The three arrows that point to the opponent’s goal are Gallagher, Holtby and Armstrong. It is possible that Downing, Dack and Travis play the most central part of the field. The coach cannot count on Smallwood, because he is suspended.