Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester CityEngland Championship, KO: 12:00 Oct 1, 2023, Ewood Park
Leicester City travel to Blackburn Rovers for a Championship clash on Sunday as they look to maintain their place at the top of the standings. Blackburn have been erratic this season and Leicester will fancy their chances of coming out on top at Ewood Park.
Blackburn Rovers have been far from their best this season as they are currently sitting in the bottom half in the table. They have lost three of their last four Championship matches and were beaten 4-3 at Ipswich Town in their previous fixture.
It has been a truly Jekyll and Hyde campaign for Blackburn Rovers, who followed up that defeat with an impressive 5-2 win over Cardiff City in a midweek Carabao Cup fixture. Having lost two of their last three Championship home matches, manager Jon Dahl Tomasson will be keen to use that result as a spark for their resurgence.
One of the major problems for Blackburn Rovers this season is an inability to maintain their discipline at the back. They are without a clean sheet in their last five matches across all competitions, conceding 13 goals in that run.
Leicester City are coming off a defeat as they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday. They took an early lead through Kasey McAteer but ultimately succumbed to the superior quality of the Premier League side.
While manager Enso Maresca would have enjoyed a deep cup run, the defeat means Leicester City have one less distraction as they push for an immediate return to the topflight. The Foxes are currently top of the Championship standings and claimed a 1-0 victory over Bristol City in their previous fixture.
One of the more impressive aspects of Leicester City’s campaign is their record on their travels. They have won all four of their away matches so far with an impressive 4-1 victory at Southampton among their results in that run.
How the bookies view it
Leicester City have the upper hand among the bookies and are priced at 11/10 by 10bet to claim the win on Sunday. Blackburn Rovers are considered outsiders at home at 5/2 with bet365 while Unibet is offering odds of 14/5 for a draw.
Head to head
Blackburn Rovers have a 23-17 advantage with 16 draws from 57 previous matches against Leicester City. Rovers have beaten the Foxes this year, claiming a 2-1 victory in an FA Cup clash back in February.
Players to watch
Sammie Szmodics is the leading scorer for Blackburn Rovers this season having scored five goals in eight Championship matches. The attacker was also on target in the meeting back in February and is priced at 19/5 by Unibet to find the net on Sunday.
Kasey McAteer has caught the eye for Leicester City this season and heads into Sunday’s clash with five goals in his last six matches across all competitions. The forward could be worth keeping an eye on and is priced at 17/4 by Unibet to maintain his scoring run.
Anything else catch the eye?
Blackburn Rovers have seen over 4.5 goals in their last two matches and a repeat is valued at 7/2 by Paddy Power. Their last three matches have also produced over 3.5 goals, which is priced at 29/20 by Unibet.
Leicester City have scored in both halves in their last three away matches in the Championship and could be set for a similar pattern at 33/20 with Coral.
This England Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Leicester City will be played on Oct 1, 2023 and kick off at 12:00. Check below for our tipsters best Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.