Huddersfield Town vs Blackburn RoversEngland Championship, KO: 12:30 Apr 10, 2023, John Smith’s Stadium
Blackburn Rovers travel to Huddersfield Town for a Monday night Championship fixture as they look to strengthen their hopes of a promotion playoff finish.
Huddersfield Town appear to have gone into survival mode and have been swatting aside their opponents in recent weeks. Neil Warnock’s men have won their last three Championship matches and are now up to 20th on the standings, one point clear of the bottom three.
The Terriers have claimed major scalps lately, including victories over promotion chasing Millwall and Middlesbrough. They claimed a 3-2 victory at Watford in their previous Championship fixture with Jack Rudoni, Matthew Pearson and Kian Harratt getting the goals.
One of the reasons for Huddersfield Town's recent good form is that they have become clinical in front of goal. Defender Matty Pearson has been at the heart of it and he also netted a brace in a 4-2 victory over Middlesbrough in their previous home fixture.
While Huddersfield Town are on the rise, Blackburn Rovers have been on a downward spiral in recent weeks. They have lost four of their last five matches and are barely holding on to the final promotion playoff spot with Norwich City just one point behind them.
Blackburn Rovers have already fallen to Norwich City in recent weeks, suffering a 2-0 defeat in their previous Championship fixture. Despite seeing most of the possession, they were wasteful in front of goal with Ben Brereton and Sammie Szmodics guilty of missing good chances.
Things are worse on the road for Blackburn Rovers, who have lost their last three away matches in the Championship. Two of those defeats have been against teams at the lower end of the table as they were beaten 3-2 by Stoke City and 1-0 at Birmingham City.
How the bookies view it
Blackburn Rovers have the slight edge among the bookies and are priced at 6/4 by Paddy Power to claim the win. A victory for Huddersfield Town is valued at 15/8 by Unibet while a draw is set at odds of 23/10 by 10bet.
Head to head
Blackburn Rovers have a 22-16 advantage with 21 draws from 59 previous matches against Huddersfield Town. Rovers claimed a 1-0 victory in the reverse fixture while Huddersfield Town have won the last three meeting at the John Smith’s Stadium.
Players to watch
Danny Ward often features in attack for Huddersfield Town and could be backed at 7/2 by bet365 to score anytime. Defender Matty Pearson is also in a rich vein of scoring form and with three goals in his last two matches could be worth considering in the same market at 13/1 with Paddy Power.
Ben Brereton has scored in two of his last three away matches and could be the one to watch for Blackburn Rovers. The striker is priced at 23/10 by Paddy Power to find the net on Monday.
Anything else catch the eye?
Huddersfield Town have seen over 3.5 goals in their last two matches and a similar outcome is priced at 10/3 by Unibet. Over 2.5 goals can also be considered at 5/4 with Unibet while William Hill is offering odds of 10/11 on both teams to score.
With Blackburn Rovers going behind in two of their last three away matches, Huddersfield Town can be tipped to score first on Monday at 6/5 with William Hill.
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