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Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United Prediction and Tips

Dumitru Palanchuk
Dumitru Palanchuk
8 December 2023, 07:59

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The EFL Championship is not slowing down, and this weekend will offer the viewers another set of entertaining games. One match in particular to look forward to is the clash between Blackburn Rovers and Leeds United on Saturday, December 9. The game will kick off at 12:30 pm local time.

Before introducing our Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United prediction, we should mention that the hosts are coming after a surprising loss to last-placed Sheffield Wednesday. The Whites, meanwhile, are one of the most in-form teams in the second division but are still a few points away from automatic promotion spots.

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The Riversiders are coming after an unlucky defeat to last-placed Sheffield Wednesday on the road. However, Blackburn’s recent form is not entirely dreadful, as their last five matches include three wins and two losses.

John Dahl Tomasson’s team currently sits seventh in the EFL Championship with 28 points after 19 matches, just two points below play-off spots. They have scored 32 and conceded 31 goals this term so far.

The hosts’ inconsistency will be a point of interest in the Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United tips. Before that, we should say that the last time the teams faced off was back in the 2019/20 season, with Leeds winning both matches that term.

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Leeds United share with Southampton the title of the most in-form team in the last five matches in the EFL Championship, having recorded four wins and one draw in the meantime. After a slow start to the 2023/24 campaign, Daniel Farke’s men have improved significantly in the following weeks.

The Whites currently sit third in the table with 38 points, seven and eight points behind Ipswich Town and Leicester City respectively. They have a record of 34 scored and 20 conceded goals.

Given the recent form of the two teams, it is easy to understand why the Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United odds favour the visitors.

Betting Tips Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United

Both teams to score? Yes

A lot can be said about Blackburn’s performances this season, but once thing is certain – they are a very fun team to watch. The 32 scored and 31 allowed goals are a testament to that, as the Riversiders are a team that plays and let’s play. 

With 34 goals in 19 outings, Leeds United have the second-best attack in the league, only outdone by Ipswich Town. Their defensive record is respectable but not something that should scare Blackburn too much. In fact, the Whites have not kept a clean sheet in the last four matches, and it is difficult to imagine them doing so away at Ewood Park.

Considering that the two teams are more about attack than defence, our first Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United prediction will be just that – both teams will score on Saturday. The odds on it happening stand at 1.50 on Bet365.

Over 2.5 goals

Going a step further in our Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United tips, we expect more than two goals at Ewood Park. Bet365 offers 1.47 odds on over 2.5 goals this Saturday.

Going by recent numbers alone, there have been at least three goals in the last five of Blackburn’s matches. In Leeds United's case, this is true in three out of the past five matches.

Another important note is that both teams need the full three points. The home side will want to redeem itself after the mishap from last weekend. As for the visitors, they can still hope for an automatic qualification spot considering the recent results of their competitors. 

And since both teams bet on attack first and foremost, we are guaranteed to see a match with a large number of scoring chances and perhaps even mistakes at the back.

Leeds United win

Definitely, Blackburn Rovers were unlucky to lose Sheffied Wednesday last weekend. In terms of xG (expected goals), the Riversiders were the better team. However, Leeds United are a much better side and that is why we believe in the visitors getting the full points at Ewood Park.

The Whites are undefeated in their last six matches, and these include wins against such solid opponents as Leicester City and Middlesborough. The hosts are expected to put up a fight, for sure. But considering their poor defence (last placed Sheffield Wednesday have also conceded 31 goals), we can’t see Tomasson’s men getting any points on Saturday against an in-form Leeds who were playing Premier League football last season.

The odds on Leeds United beating the Riversiders stand at 1.75 on Bet365. If you want to combine it with our previous Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United tips, then Bet365 gives 3.75 odds on both teams scoring and the visitors winning the match in the end.

Please remember to always gamble responsibly. Our Blackburn Rovers vs Leeds United prediction are suggestions, not a call to action. Always rely on your own judgement in the end.