Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City Predictions

Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City Predictions for Sunday’s Championship affair at Ewood Park. Can Rovers stun the leaders off their perch at the top of the table or will the Foxes prove too much for the hosts? Read on for all our free predictions and betting tips.

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Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City Predictions




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Leicester’s Charge and Blackburn’s Resilience: A Championship Clash

Key Stats
– Leicester City have managed a whopping 21 points from just eight games.
– Blackburn Rovers have notched up 17 goals from three EFL Cup ties alone.
– The Foxes have a superior defensive record, conceding only five goals compared to Blackburn’s 16.

As the Championship standings evolve, it’s crystal clear that every match is crucial. At the heart of this contest lies Leicester City’s journey to Ewood Park, facing Blackburn Rovers. A battle of determination where the former aim to reinforce their dominant position and the latter yearn to rise above their setbacks.

The Quest for Championship Dominance

Leicester City are currently dancing in a tantalising three-way duel for the top position. They’ve mustered an impressive 21 points from eight matches. While this is happening, Blackburn, having faced consecutive setbacks, find themselves in the 14th position.

The Foxes, fresh from a defeat to Hull City, used the international break as an introspection period. Their charismatic head coach, Enzo Maresca, was eager to understand his team’s mettle post the loss. The outcome? A triumphant resurgence. They recorded victories against teams like Southampton, Norwich City, and Bristol City, with only Ipswich Town and Preston North End managing to keep pace. This journey has crafted an eight-point buffer to seventh place, hinting that a playoff spot is more than just a dream.


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The challenge of the EFL Cup saw Leicester brave the daunting Anfield, leading against Liverpool, albeit eventually witnessing a 3-1 defeat. Blackburn Rovers, in contrast, had a spectacular cup outing, defeating Cardiff City with a resounding 5-2 scoreline. It’s worth noting that Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side boasts 17 goals from just three EFL Cup ties. But the manager’s primary concern will undoubtedly be the Championship, where they’ve suffered four losses in six games.

Team Insights and Potential Lineups

Following the changes made in the EFL Cup tie with Cardiff, Blackburn could see significant shifts from their last Championship fixture. Players like Sondre Tronstad and Dilan Markanday are buzzing, possibly earning their spots either in midfield or on the wing. Unfortunately, Ryan Hedges will be absent due to a hamstring injury.

For Leicester, Kasey McAteer is likely to solidify his spot, courtesy of his precise finish against Liverpool. James Justin might play left-back due to Callum Doyle’s knee injury, with the rest of the squad remaining consistent.

Expert Ratings and Performances

Reviewing the performances, both teams have standouts. Blackburn’s Sammie Szmodics leads with a BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 7.43, closely followed by Aynsley Pears at 7.13. For Leicester, Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall reigns supreme with a stellar rating of 7.88, with Kasey McAteer not far behind at 7.43.

Leicester boast a possession rate of 62.1% and an average BettingTips4You rating of 7.17, while Blackburn has a 55.4% possession and a 6.93 rating. Both teams have showcased their attacking prowess, but Leicester’s defence, conceding only five goals to Blackburn’s 16, is what sets them apart.


1. Match Outcome: Leicester City to Emerge Victorious

Leicester City have been in remarkable form in the Championship. The East Midlands side is currently in a three-way tussle for the top spot, and the data provided clearly indicates their dominance. With 21 points from just eight games, their strong run suggests they’re the favourites against a Blackburn side that’s struggled of late. Blackburn’s recent form has been less impressive, having dropped to the 14th position following a series of defeats. The confidence within the Leicester camp, especially after bouncing back from their loss against Hull City with wins over Southampton, Norwich, and Bristol City, gives them a psychological advantage. While Blackburn had an impressive scoreline in the EFL Cup, their Championship form paints a more accurate picture of their current state.

2. Correct Score: Leicester City 2 – 1 Blackburn Rovers

Both teams have shown they can find the net, with Leicester averaging 1.8 goals per match and Blackburn at 1.5. However, Leicester’s defensive stats are superior, conceding only 0.6 goals per game compared to Blackburn’s 2. Considering the attacking prowess and form of both sides, it’s reasonable to expect goals at both ends. However, given Leicester’s superior defensive record and current form, a 2-1 victory for the Foxes seems a well-balanced prediction.

3. Goalscorer: Kasey McAteer to Score

Kasey McAteer has been one of Leicester’s standout performers. Averaging a BettingTips4You Expert Rating of 7.43, he’s also the Foxes’ top scorer in the Championship with four goals. His recent form and knack for finding the back of the net makes him a strong contender to score against Blackburn. Moreover, his cool finish against Liverpool in the EFL Cup indicates his confidence in front of goal. Blackburn’s defence, having conceded 16 goals in eight games, might find it challenging to keep him quiet.

4. Corner Battle: More Corners for Leicester & Total Corners Over 10

When dissecting the corner stats, Leicester averages 5.5 corners per game, whereas Blackburn slightly edges them with 6. However, considering Leicester’s superior ball possession stats of 62.1% and their penchant for attacking plays (averaging 16.5 shots per game), it’s reasonable to predict that they might win the corner tally in this fixture. Additionally, combining the corner stats for both teams (11.5 on average), predicting a total of over 10 corners for the game seems justified.




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