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STAR PREVIEW: Leeds v Blackburn

[dropcap]R[/dropcap]are Thursday night Championship action tonight at Elland Road as Leeds host Lancashire rivals Blackburn at 7.45pm (SKY).

The sides, split by the Pennines, are pretty neighbourly in the league table. 17th and 18th with Leeds edging it by just a point although Leeds are without a win in their last five games, since winning 2-1 at MK Dons in September.

Blackburn have won on both their last visits to Elland Road by an aggregate of 5-1 and will be well up for seeing off Leeds who staggeringly have not won at home game in over seven months. Manager of Leeds Steve Evans called that situation simply a “disgrace”.

Leeds winger Jordan Botaka has had tonsillitis and his fitness will be assessed prior to kick off. Chris Wood took a knock at the weekend but is expected to be fit.

Blackburn will again be without the services of Bangaly-Fode Koita (hamstring) and Danny Guthrie (thigh).

Leeds United v Blackburn Rovers
Championship
19:45 Sky Sports 1 / Sky Sports 1 HD / Sky Sports 5 / Sky Sports 5 HD

HEAD TO HEAD
(Maximum 10 matches)
Apr 2015 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 0-3 Blackburn
Nov 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 2-1 Leeds
Jan 2014 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 1-2 Blackburn
Nov 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 1-0 Leeds
Feb 2013 CHAMPIONSHIP Blackburn 0-0 Leeds
Sep 2012 CHAMPIONSHIP Leeds 3-3 Blackburn
Oct 2005 CARLING CUP Blackburn 3-0 Leeds
Apr 2004 PREMIERSHIP Blackburn 1-2 Leeds
Oct 2003 PREMIERSHIP Leeds 2-1 Blackburn
Apr 2002 PREMIERSHIP Leeds 2-3 Blackburn

Tough one to call. So tough that the DRAW might be the best option at around 23/10 with Star Sports.

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BACK DRAW for 9 points at around 23/10 with Star Sports

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