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PREVIEW: BLACKBURN ROVERS (A)

22 April 2021

Match Previews

PREVIEW: BLACKBURN ROVERS (A)

22 April 2021

A look ahead at the Terriers’ Sky Bet Championship opponent

- A look into Town’s match against Blackburn Rovers
- See Tony Mowbray’s key men
- Watch the game on iFollow HTAFC

Huddersfield Town will travel to face Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park, hoping to complete the double over the Lancashire side.

The match will take place on Saturday 24 April 2021, with kick-off at 3pm.

Last time the two teams met, Naby Sarr’s brace helped the Terriers pick up all three points as they ran out 2-1 winners in the final game of 2020.

THE OPPOSITION

Blackburn Rovers currently sit in 17th in the Sky Bet Championship, three points ahead of the Terriers.

After a positive start to the season and a really good run of form throughout November, Blackburn Rovers were pushing for a spot in the Play-Off places.

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However, a difficult run, which has seen Mowbray’s side pick up two wins since the start of February, has seen them drop down the Sky Bet Championship table.

At Ewood Park, Blackburn have won seven of their 21 games, drawn seven and lost seven too! However, they beat Derby County in their last home outing, they ran out 2-1 winners. That was their first home win since the end of January.

FORM GUIDE

Blackburn Rovers come into this game off the back of a 1-0 defeat away at Sheffield Wednesday.

They have lost three of their last five outings, with their only win coming at home to Derby County in their last game at Ewood Park.

Town come into the game off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Barnsley. The Terriers won their last game on the road, however, beating Nottingham Forest 2-0.

ONES TO WATCH

Darragh Lenihan

The centre-back has been virtually ever-present in the heart of the Blackburn Rovers defence this season.

The Irish 27-year-old came through Rovers’ Academy and has gone on to make over 200 appearances for the Club. He actually made his full debut for Blackburn against Huddersfield Town back in 2015.

He’s averaged 3.6 clearances this season, just over 1 tackle, and 1 interception too! He also has one assist to his name.

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Harvey Elliott

The winger on loan from Liverpool FC has excelled in his first season playing regular senior football.

The 18-year-old had a taste of men’s football at Fulham and Liverpool FC at a very young age, but has taken his game to the next level this season with Rovers.

Elliott, who mainly operates off the right hand-side, has 11 assists and six goals to his name this campaign.

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Adam Armstrong

Armstrong has been one of the most in-form Sky Bet Championship strikers this season.

The 24-year-old is currently the league’s third top scorer with 21 to his name, only behind Ivan Toney and Teemu Pukki.

He has averaged a goal every 153 minutes this year his shot accuracy is 61%. He has also set up four goals for his teammates.

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PREVIOUS ENCOUNTERS

These two sides have a lot of history with each other with 92 competitive meetings dating back to February 1921.

Out of these 92 meetings between Town and Blackburn, Rovers have won the most (34) against Town’s 24 wins. The remaining 34 matches were played out as draws.

Earlier this year, Naby Sarr scored a dramatic winner at the John Smith’s Stadium to earn the Terriers all three points.

ACTION ELSEWHERE

There are 10 other Sky Bet Championship games taking place Saturday:

AFC Bournemouth vs Brentford – 12.30pm
Barnsley vs Rotherham United – 3pm
Blackburn Rovers vs Huddersfield Town – 3pm
Cardiff City vs Wycombe Wanderers – 3pm
Coventry City vs Preston North End – 3pm
Derby County vs Birmingham City – 3pm
Middlesbrough vs Sheffield Wednesday – 3pm
Nottingham Forest vs Stoke City – 3pm
Queens Park Rangers vs Norwich City – 3pm
Watford vs Millwall – 3pm

TEAM NEWS

Carlos Corberán will reveal Town’s latest team news in his press conference on Friday 23 April 2021.

KIT

Town will be sporting the red away kit for the trip to Ewood Park – CLICK HERE to get yours!

HOW TO WATCH

Huddersfield Town supporters can watch Saturday’s game against Blackburn Rovers on iFollow HTAFC.

As per the agreement between the EFL and Sky Sports, Season Card Holders will not be able to watch the game for free.

That means that all supporters have to purchase a match pass on iFollow HTAFC to watch the game!

All proceeds from match passes from iFollow HTAFC, less VAT and transactional costs, will go to YOUR Club regardless whether it’s a home or away Sky Bet Championship fixture. Please support Huddersfield Town and do not use illegal streams to view matches.

The match pass will cost £10; CLICK HERE to get yours.


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