A sub-zero Lancashire evening should be warmed up nicely by a local derby between two sides desperate for three points and a side order of bragging rights.
Blackburn and Preston have been heading in different directions of late, but Lilywhites fans will be hoping a clash with Rovers proves to be the catalyst for an upturn in form.
|Fixture||Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End|
|Date||Friday, February 12, 2021 at 19:45|
|Where||Ewood Park , Blackburn|
|How to Watch||Live on Sky Sports|
Our Top Odds Pick – Blackburn to Win – 20/21 at BoyleSports
Blackburn are on the up, losing just two of their last seven games, and in Adam Armstrong they have one of the Championship’s top strikers.
Only Ivan Toney has scored more than Armstrong’s 17 league goals this campaign.
And he will relish a date with with one of the worst defences in the Championship.
Alex Neil’s men have picked up just four points from the last 21 available, and they are sliding down the Championship quicker than a nice slice of Lancashire Butter Pie.
And we’re backing Rovers to provide the tasty treat at Ewood Park.
Our Long Shot – 1-0 Correct Score – 6/1 at bet365
Rovers haven’t conceded more than one goal in any match in 2021.
However, Tony Mowbray’s men haven’t scored more than once since their first game of the year.
Two out of their last three matches have been 1-0 victories.
And against a Preston side who will presumably be sent out with a safety-first attitude, we reckon this could be a low-scoring win once again.
Please note that all odds are correct at time of publication and are subject to change.