English Championship: Game Week 9
Stadium: Ewood Park
1st October 2023
Blackburn Rovers will welcome Leicester City at Ewood Park in Game Week 9 of the English Championship. Leicester will be looking to solidify their position at the top of the table. Who will come out on top after 90 minutes?Receive Your Welcome Bonus!
Blackburn Rovers form
During the international break, Enzo Maresca, the head coach of Leicester, would have been curious to observe how his team would respond after their loss to Hull City, which was their first defeat of the season. It can be assumed that Maresca was pleased with the team's reaction as the Foxes secured victories against Southampton, Norwich City, and Bristol City in the Championship. Currently, only Ipswich Town and Preston North End are able to keep up with the pace set by the East Midlands club, which has accumulated 21 points from eight games. With an eight-point gap to seventh place, Leicester has already solidified their minimum goal of securing a playoff spot early on. Maresca is confident that his team can continue to approach each upcoming match with an attacking mindset. In their recent EFL Cup match against Liverpool, Leicester put up a strong fight at Anfield with a much-changed lineup, taking the lead before eventually suffering a 3-1 loss on Merseyside.
Blackburn Rovers Predicted Lineup
Pears; Brittain, Carter, Hyam, Pickering; Travis, Tronstad; Moran, Szmodics, Sigurdsson; Leonard
Leicester City form
Meanwhile, Blackburn had a more successful week in the competition, winning their third-round match against Cardiff City with a scoreline of 5-2. It is impressive that Jon Dahl Tomasson's team has scored 17 goals in just three EFL Cup matches this season, earning them a spot in the last 16 where they will face Chelsea. However, Tomasson should be more concerned about Blackburn's performance in the Championship. They have lost four out of six matches, causing them to fall into the lower half of the table. Despite the positive aspect of coming from behind to level the score with Ipswich before eventually losing 4-3, Rovers are now three points away from the top six and need to bounce back before the upcoming October international break.
Leicester City Predicted Lineup
Hermansen; Pereira, Faes, Vestergaard, Justin; Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall; McAteer, Vardy, Mavididi
Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City Expert Tips
Blackburn possesses an element of surprise that renders them as a formidable adversary for most teams in their division. However, in this particular instance, it is evident that Leicester will persist in their successful journey, securing a resounding victory in the North West. Over 2.5 goals are expected in this game.