Our prediction for this Championship match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Luton Town, Leeds United will be looking to return to winning ways when they face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park. The Whites remained in the top position, but high-flying Brentford could pose a big threat for them. Saturday’s football match is of big importance for the league leaders, and we predict that they will go all guns blazing at the Riversiders.
Blackburn, on the other hand, failed to impress in back-to-back defeats to Wigan and Barnsley, and seeing that there will be no spectators at Ewood Park, we believe that there is a big value in betting on the promotion-chasing side. Even though Liam Cooper and Stuart Dallas miss the Blackburn game with injury, we believe that the visitors are closer to picking up all three points from the clash than the hosts.
Highlighted Player (Ed Upson):
Born on the 21st Of November, 1989, Ed Upson is an English professional footballer having capped for his country at the under-17 and under-19 levels. The Bury St.Edmonds local signed his first professional contract with youth club Ipswich at the age of 17. In 2008, he joined Stevenage Borough on loan and made his professional debut against Kettering Town in September. This appearance turned out to be his only for the club before he returned to Ipswich.
After making sporadic appearances for the club, in March 2010, Upson left Ipswich once again on a month's loan to join Barnet. He then joined Yeovil Town in what was initially a two-year deal at the start of the 10/11 season. His performances at the club earned him a further two-year extension on his contract. In four years at Yeovil, Upson made 147 appearances, scoring 17 and assisting 25 goals in all competitions.
He also helped them win the 2013 playoff final and secure a place in the EFL Championship for the first time in the club's history. Upson followed up spells with Milwall and Milton Keynes Dons before joining Bristol on the 1st of July, 2018. The 29-year-old plays as a Central midfielder and is known for his vision and passing ability.
Highlighted Team (Leeds United):
Leeds United is one of the clubs that won the FA Cup. The Whites outplayed Arsenal in the final of the prestigious competition back in 1972, but they clinched the League Cup trophy as well. Leeds United faced the Gunners in the 1967/1968 League Cup final and it has to be noted that Terry Cooper scored the winner for the Whites.
Leeds play their home games at Elland Road and the capacity of the stadium is 37,914. The club was founded in 1919 and they have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies ever since (1968/1969, 1973/1974, 1991/1992). Leeds United made it to the Champions League final in 1975, but they were beaten by Bayern Munich in the title clash.
The Whites were impressive under David O’Leary. The likes of Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Mark Viduka and Ian Harte were part of the Elland Road outfit back then and they did well to reach the semis of the Champions League in 2001.