Our prediction for this Championship match:
Buoyed by back-to-back wins over Blackpool and Rotherham United, Hull City will look to climb to the top half of the table when they face Blackburn Rovers on Matchday 18. The Tigers have been impressive in front of goal of late, and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. Keep in mind, though, that all Callum Elder, Harvey Vale, Vaughn Covil, Benjamin Tetteh, and Billy Chadwick remain on the sidelines with injuries.
The Riversiders, on the other hand, are eyeing their fourth consecutive league win, and given their attacking potential, both teams to score betting option should definitely be considered. A man to watch in the away team will be Ben Brereton, who has netted eight goals so far this season, while both Daniel Ayala and Sam Barnes are sidelined with injuries for the visiting side.
Highlighted Player (Callum Elder):
Callum Elder is an Australia international who plays for Hull City in the League One. Elder started his youth career at Manly United, but in 2011 he was spotted by Leicester City scouts. Despite being a Leicester City player from 2013 to 2019, he did not see any game action with the Foxes in the Premier League.
Callum Elder played for the likes of Mansfield Town, Peterborough United, Brentford, Barnsley, Wigan Athletic, and Ipswich Town before signing a three-year contract with the Tigers for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of his international career, the pacey left-back has one cap with the Australia U20 team.
Elder’s favourite position is left-back, but he is capable of producing fine displays as a centre-back as well. Elder wears the No. 3 jersey at Hull City, and he is an athletic full-back who likes getting up and down the left-hand side. The Australian player was born on January 27, 1995.
Highlighted Team (Blackburn Rovers):
Blackburn Rovers have been trying to return to the Premier League ever since they dropped to the Championship in 2012. The Riversiders compete in the English second tier and they play their home games at Ewood Park. Blackburn were founded back in 1875 and they are one of the founding members of the Football League (1888).
Burnley are considered Blackburn’s main rivals and the two teams square off against each other in the East Lancashire derby. It has to be noted that Blackburn Burnley 7-1 in their first ever meeting in the East Lancashire Derby on 3 November, 1888. The Riversiders have won three First Division (Premier League) trophies (1911/1912, 1913/1914, 1994/1995).
Blackburn Rovers have clinched six FA Cup titles as well. Speaking of the club’s European success, the Riversiders won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 2007. The colour of Blackburn’s home kit is blue and white.