Blackburn vs Leeds Prediction: Expect goals in this one

 | December 08 | 

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Blackburn Rovers play host to Leeds United in the Championship at Saturday lunchtime (12:30) in a game that pits two teams striving for promotion against one another.

These two teams have shown that they can score plenty with 66 league goals scored between them in 19 matches and this looks set up to be a cracking affair.

We've picked out a couple of the best markets on offer in this second-tier clash.

Blackburn vs Leeds Betting Tips

  • Over 3.5 goals - 6/5
  • Crycencio Summerville to score anytime - 7/4

Match Odds

Blackburn are valued at 11/4 to pick up the three points at Ewood Park this Saturday. You can back a draw at the same price, while Leeds are the 8/11 favourites to win this battle.

Both teams to score is at the short price of 1/2. Over 2.5 goals is available at the same odds.

Team News

The hosts were without Niall Ennis, Arnor Sigurdsson, Dom Hyam, Aynsley Pears, Ryan Hedges, Sam Gallagher, Joe Rankin-Costello, Tyrhys Dolan and Sam Barnes over the weekend, all due to injury. Lewis Travis will return to the squad after serving a one-match suspension.

Junior Firpo looks to be out until Christmas for Leeds with a hamstring issue. Stuart Dallas remains a long-term absentee while Joe Gelhardt is a doubt.

Over 3.5 goals @ 6/5

Having touched on it earlier, both these sides have had no problems finding the back of the net this season. Rovers have scored 32 goals and Leeds themselves have a tally of 34. Over 3.5 goals has landed in eight of Blackburn's 19 fixtures so far this term while Leeds have been involved in seven matches in which a minimum of four goals have been scored.

There is a lot of quality in attack for both teams. Rovers boast the division's leading goalscorer in Sammie Szmodics with 14 goals to his name. Leeds' Crysencio Summerville is also having an excellent campaign with eight goals in the Championship so far. We wouldn't be surprised to see both of these players find the back of the net in this Saturday lunchtime affair.

Crysencio Summerville to score anytime @ 7/4

Having broken through into Leeds' first team last season, it was clear that Summerville was a talent to keep an eye on. And following the Whites' relegation from the Premier League, no one doubted that he would have a big role to play for the club in the Championship.

Summerville is excelling in the second tier under Daniel Farke. He is Leeds's joint-top scorer in the league with eight goals, alongside striker Joel Piroe. The winger is one of the most exciting players to watch at this level because not only is he neat with the ball at his feet, but he is clinical when handed opportunities in front of goal.

The youngster is likely to cause all sorts of problems for Jon Dahl Tomasson's side this weekend and we reckon that his ninth goal of the campaign might just be on the cards.

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