CHAMPIONSHIP

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STAR FOOTBALL PREVIEW Fri: Blackburn v Preston

In what is sure to be a tasty local affair, Blackburn Rovers lock horns with Preston North End at Ewood Park on Friday night in a Lancashire derby.

It hasn’t been the smoothest of starts to the campaign for Blackburn, but they have the opportunity to build on an impressive victory in their last outing; a 3-1 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road.

That result saw them continue a positive uptick in results, after a slightly tricky start, which has seen Rovers climb up to 10th in the Championship table.

As we know, though, the form book goes out the window in derby matches and Jon Dahl Tomasson’s side will need to remain focused on the job at hand here.

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Blackburn Rovers v Preston North End
Championship
20:00 Sky Sports Main Event / Sky Sports Football / Sky Sports Ultra HDR

HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD
(Maximum 10 matches)
APR 2023 CHAMPIONSHIP Preston 1-1 Blackburn
DEC 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 1-4 Preston
APR 2022 CHAMPIONSHIP Preston 1-4 Blackburn
DEC 2021 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 1-0 Preston
FEB 2021 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 1-2 Preston
NOV 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP Preston 0-3 Blackburn
JAN 2020 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 1-1 Preston
OCT 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP Preston 3-2 Blackburn
MAR 2019 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 0-1 Preston
NOV 2018 CHAMPIONSHIP Preston 4-1 Blackburn

Preston enjoyed a superb start to the Championship season, racing into an early lead at the top of the table, but have since dipped off slightly.

In fact, their most recent outing – a 3-2 triumph over struggling Coventry City – was their only win in their last six league fixtures.

Ryan Lowe’s side still sit in sixth position, though, and would rise back up to fourth in the league with a win on Friday night.

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Often derby matches like this can be cagey affairs with neither team wanting to give too much away and I can see that being how this match plays out. At 5/2 with starsports.bet, I am backing a draw at Ewood Park.

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