Our football match prediction:
Blackburn Rovers were on the verge of beating ten-man Norwich City at Carrow Road in their last league fixture, but they eventually picked up only one point from Saturday’s football game. The Riversiders, though, maintained their unbeaten run in the league and they are brimming with confidence ahead of the visit of Preston. Blackburn are desperate to move away from bottom three in the Championship standings and we predict that they will grab something from the Preston game. The Lilywhites crushed Reading at their Deepdale Stadium at the weekend, but the team’s away record is anything but good and that is the main reason why away win should not be considered. Tom Barkhuizen scored a brace in the 3-0 victory over the Royals, meaning that the opposition defenders should have the January signing at bay. Speaking of the home team, all eyes will be on Lucas Joao, who scored twice in the draw against the Canaries and we believe that he is going to help the Riversiders return to winning ways.
Highlighted Player (Shane Duffy):
Shane Duffy is a footballer from Northern Ireland, who plays for Blackburn Rovers as a centre back. Duffy was born on 1 January, 1992 and he is considered one of the tallest players in the Championship. The 193-cm-tall defender began his youth career at Foyle Harps and went on to sign a deal with Premier League giants Everton in 2008. Despite being an Everton player for five years, he made no more than five appearances for the Goodison Park outfit in the process. The Northern Ireland international enjoyed loan spells with Burnley, Scunthorpe United and Yeovil Town before joining Blackburn Rovers for an undisclosed fee in 2014. Shane Duffy scored four goals in 41 appearances for the Rovers in the 2015/2016 Championship campaign and he played an important role in Paul Lambert’s team. Despite being born in Northern Ireland, the defender made his international debut for Republic of Ireland in June 2014 against Costa Rica, switching his allegiance after representing the Northern Ireland Under-16 side.
Highlighted Team (Preston North End):
Preston North End or Preston were founded in 1880. The Lilywhites or the Invincibles play their home games at Deepdale, the stadium that was built in 1875 and opened three years later. In 1889 Preston won their first FA Cup trophy and they did well to beat Huddersfield Town in the final of the 1938 FA Cup final. However, the club’s biggest success came in 1889 and 1890 when they won back-to-back domestic trophies (First Division). Preston have yet to win the League Cup title, but they were runners-up in 1888, 1922, 1937, 1954, 1964. Preston’s main rivals are Blackpool and the two teams square off against each other in the West Lancashire derby. In their first ever meeting in the West Lancashire derby (1901) Preston recorded a 4-1 win over Blackpool. Burnley and Blackburn Rovers are considered Preston’s big rivals as well. The colour of Preston’s shirts is white and they wear dark blue shorts.