Blackburn Rovers will be aiming to return to winning ways when they host Preston North End in Saturday’s early kick-off. The hosts have managed just the single point since the beginning of February and the run has dropped them 10 points behind the playoff places. Preston, however, have been vastly impressive in the same timeline and a nine-match unbeaten run sees them within six points off the top six. Follow all our predictions, free bets, football bets and betting tips below.
Betting Tips for the game
Blackburn suffered their fifth defeat in six matches after they were outclassed 3-2 by Rotherham United. Semi Ajayi starred for the winning side with a brace which inflicted further misery on Blackburn.
Preston, meanwhile, remained unbeaten for the ninth-straight game after the 1-1 draw against Bristol City at Deepdale. Daniel Johnson opened the scoring for Preston before the break but Famara Diedhiou levelled the scores in the second period.
Blackburn’s last meeting with Preston occurred in November where the latter won by a comfortable 4-1 score. The previous encounter at Ewood Park ended in a 2-2 draw two years ago. Our betting tips and predictions fancy an away win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Prediction and betting tip:”]Preston North End win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn are given odds of 2.62 for the three points but we are not predicting this outcome, based on their dreadful run of form since February. The hosts have managed the single point in the past six league games and such kind of touch should play into the hands of Preston, who have excelled on their travels in 2019. Our preview favours Preston to secure a fifth successive away triumph.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Match Prediction:”]Preston North End win at 2.80[/bet_tip_now]
Blackburn Rovers win odds: 2.62
Blackburn vs Preston North End draw odds: 3.20
Correct Score odds
Preston have been much superior in the attack front in the past five matches and they have netted nine goals when compared to Blackburn’s five. The same trend could be witnessed at the weekend, given Preston have tended to excel when playing on the road. Preston have won each of their previous four away trips, which have coincidentally come against bottom-half sides, and we are fancying them to outscore the hosts once more. Our correct score prediction favours a Preston 2-1 win.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Correct Score Prediction:”]Preston North End 2-1 win at 9.00[/bet_tip_now]
Over/Under 2.5 Goals odds
Blackburn have witnessed a couple of 1-0 defeats in their home patch but the forthcoming game could be more open-sided, given Preston’s free-flowing approach on the road. The past five meetings between the sides have produced at least three goals. Our total goals prediction would back more than 2.5 goals.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”Goals odds and prediction:”]Total goals over 2.5 at 1.90[/bet_tip_now]
First Goalscorer odds
Sean Maguire has been the pick of the players for Preston in their unbeaten run. The 24-year-old has been the regular choice to lead the Preston frontline since February and this has borne fruit with the marksman scoring in back-to-back away trips. Our first goalscorer prediction anticipates Maguire to find the net for the third successive away game.
[bet_tip_now stars_1_2_3=”3″ block_title=”First goalscorer prediction:”]Sean Maguire at 7.00[/bet_tip_now]
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