Blackburn vs Preston – Rovers to win tight Lancashire derby

Blackburn Rovers will welcome Preston North End to Ewood Park on Friday for a Lancashire derby in the EFL Championship.

Both sides are in need of all three points to boost their slim chances of making the playoff places. The hosts currently sit in eighth spot on the table, with 39 points garnered from 28 matches to date.

Preston North End are four places and three points below them in 12th spot.

Preston had been strong away from home, picking up 22 points on the road. But they have lost three of the lost four on the road in all competitions. 

The two teams come into this clash on the back of defeats. Blackburn were on the wrong end of a 1-0 defeat away to QPR. Rotherham United picked up a 2-1 victory over Preston on their own turf.

Blackburn vs Preston Predictions:

  • Blackburn have won 2 of their last 3 matches (Championship).
  • Blackburn have seen under 2.5 goals in their last 6 matches (all competitions).
  • Preston have lost 3 of their last 4 away matches (all competitions).
  • Preston have seen under 2.5 goals in 4 of their last 5 matches (all competitions).
  • Preston have failed to score in 2 of their last 3 away matches.
  • The visitors have lost seven of their last 10 trips.

Preston have the edge over their Lancastrian counterparts in recent history – winning five of the last nine meetings between these sides since 2015.

The two sides have met on 106 occasions in the past, with Preston North End having the better head-to-head record.

The Lilywhites have 44 wins and 30 draws to their name. Blackburn were victorious on 32 occasions in the past.

Their most recent meeting came on 24 November 2020 on matchday 13 of the current season. The last time these sides met it was Blackburn who ran out comfortable 3-0 winners.

Preston were able to make a strong start away from home this term. The visitors have lost seven of their last 10 matches on the road ahead of this clash.

Blackburn scored 25 goals in their first 13 league games this season but have since netted 16 in their subsequent 14 Championship matches. Four of their last five games have seen exactly one goal scored, so we’re backing a home win as our correct score prediction.

Our Prediction: Blackburn @ 2.00

Source: BetInAsia Black

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