Our match prediction:
Tuesday’s football game at Elland Road sees out-of-form Leeds United take on Blackburn Rovers, who head into the match following a 1-1 draw with Queens Park Rangers. The Whites were beaten by Nottingham Forest and Huddersfield Town in previous two league fixtures and, no doubt, they are low on confidence ahead of the visit of Blackburn Rovers. The hosts are desperate to grab something from the match and, no doubt, they are going to leave their hearts on the field. The Riversiders, on the other hand, are stuck at the bottom in the Championship standings, but a win over 22th-placed Leeds United could see them escape the relegation zone. Blackburn Rovers are after their first win of the season and seeing that both teams should go for a win, we predict that over 2.5 goals will be scored in the Elland Road clash. In their last meeting in the Championship Leeds United recorded a 2-1 win over Blackburn.
Highligted Player (Liam Cooper):
Liam Cooper is a Scotland international, who was born in Kingston Upon Hull, England. Cooper was eligible to play for both England and Scotland, but he decided to represent the Scotts on the international stage. The Leeds United defender, who is capable of playing at left and centre back, received his first ever call-up for Scotland on 10 March 2016 for a friendly match against Denmark, but he did not make his debut for the senior team back then. Liam Cooper began his career at Hull City and, after spending several seasons on loan at Carlisle United and Huddersfield Town he joined Chesterfield in 2013. On 13 August, 2014, he signed a three-year deal with Leeds United for an undisclosed fee. Speaking of individual honours, Liam Cooper was named Young Player of the Year for the 2007/2008 season (Hull City). It has to be noted that he won Football League Two with Chesterfield in the 2013/2014 season.
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.