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Championship football tips: Best bets for Blackburn v Leicester

28 Sep | BY Adrian Mills | MIN READ TIME |
Championship football tips: Best bets for Blackburn v Leicester

Adrian Mills' tips for Sunday's game at Ewood Park include a winner, goals and an anytime goalscorer.

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Best bets

Leicester to win and both teams to score @ 12/5

Leicester to score over 2.5 goals @ 11/5

Stephy Mavididi to score anytime @ 19/10

Foxes firepower should see them win again

Tomasson made a fast start last season as Blackburn boss, but he watched as his side stuttered towards the finish line and missed out on the play-offs on goal difference.

Their return of 52 goals from 46 games was the lowest of any of the top 11 in the division and it cost them dear.

They are making a better fist of things this season with 12 goals scored in eight, but they’ve been leaking at the back – with their running tally of 16 conceded a joint-high amongst themselves and the 13 clubs that entered the weekend above them in the standings.

Three losses in four for Rovers have seen them conceding 11 goals against Plymouth Argyle, Sunderland and Ipswich Town.

Rovers are dangerous going forward, but porous at the back and their hopes of a top-six finish this season could come undone by that weakness.

This should be entertaining stuff at Ewood Park, but Leicester are taken to outscore their hosts.

Visitors to get among the goals

Blackburn’s recent defensive woes having been established, it’s worth getting on Leicester to score some goals in this Sunday showdown.

Leicester have netted at least two goals in three of their Championship away games so far. The two most recent of those games saw the Foxes fire four past Southampton and then two at fellow promotion hopefuls Norwich City at Carrow Road.

Kelechi Iheanacho scored the visitors’ opening goal from the penalty spot, before Kasey McAteer secured the victory with Leicester’s second near the end in that trip to East Anglia.

At St Mary’s prior to that, Leicester had 23 shots at goal, eight on target and scored four times – three of those coming in the first half. They should get plenty chances of in this one.

Mavididi a threat for the visitors

A former youth player with Arsenal, Stephy Mavididi never managed to appear in the Gunners’ first team. He had loan spells at Charlton Athletic and Preston North End and then, surprisingly, made a switch to Juventus. 

His impact in Turin was limited and a loan to Dijon followed before a full-time switch to France with Montpellier in the summer of 2020.

He did well for them, becoming the English player with the most appearances in Ligue 1 history last season, when he overtook Chris Waddle’s record by making his 108th outing.

He signed a five-year deal with Leicester in the summer and has made a bright start with two goals and two assists in 654 minutes of Championship football so far.

His goals have come on the road at Huddersfield Town and Southampton and he has played all but 12 minutes in the seven league games he has started this season.

He should enjoy playing against this Rovers side given their recent struggles at the back and could notch his third Championship goal of the season.