Leeds United continue their automatic promotion push in Lancashire this weekend as they face Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Championship.
Blackburn Rovers currently sit 7th in the EFL Championship with nine wins, one draw and nine losses from nineteen games.
Jon Dahl Tomasson's side are a complex outfit that deliver consistently inconsistent performances that range in standard from mightily impressive to deflatingly underwhelming.
They're coming into this game off the back of a performance that can best be described by the latter of those two having lost 3-1 away from home against bottom-of-the-league Sheffield Wednesday last weekend.
The result was a hugely frustrating one that followed an impressive two-match win streak against Stoke City and Birmingham City, by a combined scoreline of 7-2, and meant they squandered the chance to jump into the playoff places.
Their overall form is still decent as they come into this one having won three of their last five games but their form at Ewood Park is a cause for concern given they've won two and lost three of their last five on home soil.
Rovers' form at Ewood was their foundation last season so they'll want to work towards regaining that resilience given it would make a world of difference to their playoff push considering how effective they can be away from home.
This will be one of Rovers' tougher assignments in recent weeks, though, as they prepare to face a side gunning for top spot.
Leeds United currently sit 3rd in the EFL Championship with eleven wins, five draws and three losses from nineteen games this season.
The Yorkshire side have adjusted to life in the Championship fairly nicely under Daniel Farke after a pretty rocky start.
The German coach seems to be fairly assured of what his best XI looks like and the consistent repetition of collective minutes for that group has seen them embark upon an impressive run of form as they head into this game unbeaten in their last six matches having also won eight of their last ten.
Excellent numbers indeed, and the encouraging thing for Leeds fans is that when you watch the side you can't help but feel they still have a couple of gears to go through before reaching their optimal level.
With regards to this encounter there will be some concern amongst those involved with the club over their away form that has seen them win two, draw one and lose two of their last five games away from Elland Road, a not particularly convincing record when compared with their exploits at Elland Road. That is, though, paired with Blackburn's shaky home form so those two factors will likely cancel one another other out here and given Leeds have been granted an away allocation of 7000 this will feel more like a home game than most other away fixtures do.
Daniel Farke's men need a win here if they want to keep pace with the two sides surging above them but while they enter the game as favourites it's one they'll have to be at their best to win.
For our Blackburn Rovers vs. Leeds prediction, we're going for a 3-1 win for the away side.