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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(53) 38 Goals 40 (59)
(38) 26 Assists 21 (48)
(6.4) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.6 (6.5)
27.8 Average Age 25
185.2 Average Height (cm) 182
(0.6) 0.8 Shots pg 1 (0.9)
(52%) 53% Aerial Duel Success 52% (53%)
(0.6) 0.4 Dribbles pg 0.5 (0.6)
(1.2) 1.2 Tackles pg 1.2 (1.2)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Championship.

Missing Players

Preston
Blackburn
Player Reason Status Rating
Kian Best Out 6.34
Duane Holmes Out 6.59
Andrew Hughes Out 6.61
Brad Potts Doubtful 6.83
Player Reason Status Rating
Harry Pickering Out 6.71
Hayden Carter Out 6.6
Joe Rankin-Costello Out 6.66

Team News

Preston
Blackburn
  • Ryan Lowe lost Andrew Hughes to injury during the game against Middlesbrough, so expect Greg Cunningham to start on Saturday.
  • Brad Potts will be assessed after missing the game on Wednesday night, while Kian Best and Duane Holmes are confirmed absentees.
  • John Eustace will hand a start to Jake Garrett this weekend after Joe Rankin-Costello suffered an injury on Tuesday night.
  • Centre-back Connor O'Riordan could make his first league start for Blackburn after a couple of substitute appearances.

Prediction

  • Preston produced an impressive response after being pegged back by Middlesbrough on Wednesday night, taking the lead again just three minutes later as they sealed a priceless 2-1 home win.
  • The Lilywhites have now won three successive Championship matches, moving within goal difference reach of the play-off places.
  • Blackburn were holding out for a draw against fellow strugglers Birmingham in midweek before a late Andre Dozzell goal condemned Rovers to a 1-0 away defeat.
  • John Eustace is facing a tough ask to turn around the fortunes of a side with one win in their last ten Championship outings.
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