Blackburn vs Leeds: Championship preview, confirmed teams, plus more

first_img 2 Bannan penalty helps Sheffield Wednesday strengthen grip on play-off place Cardiff and Preston play out stalemate in Championship early kick-off Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Hull defender MacDonald given all-clear after battle with bowel cancer stalemate Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ EFL result Domestic football returns today with the Championship fixture list pitting promotion chasing Leeds United against Blackburn at Ewood Park.Marcelo Bielsa’s side currently sit third in the Championship, and they know they will move top of the table – albeit temporarily – if they secure all three points. goalless GREAT NEWS center_img Leeds lose at Fulham, West Brom held, Charlton’s winless run continues Blackburn find themselves five points behind Leeds, but they host the Whites aware that Bielsa’s side have struggled for consistency recently; they’ve won just two of their previous six matches.A defeat for Leeds could leave them five points off top spot at the end of the day, should current league leaders Sheffield United defeat Derby in the 17:30 kick-off – which you can listen to LIVE on talkSPORT 2.What the managers are sayingTony Mowbray (Blackburn): “I see it this as a big game, it might be a bigger game for us than them, and let’s hope so because then our adrenaline levels allow us to match their endeavour and I think we have some pretty talented footballers in this league who can hurt anyone on their day.” ROUND-UP Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds): “It’s an opponent with experience. It’s not easy to play against them. They have a good balance between individual skills and competitive as a team.”Confirmed teams REPLY Latest Championship news Bielsa has developed Leeds into serious promotion contenders 2 Mulgrew should be fit for Saturday’s clash despite being withdrawn from the Scotland squadPredicted line-upsBlackburn XI: Raya; Bennett, Lenihan, Mulgrew, Bell; Smallwood, Evans; Reed, Dack, Armstrong; Graham.Leeds XI:Peacock-Farrell, Berardi, Jansson, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Roberts, Saiz, Klich, Alioski, Roofe.last_img