Blackburn Rovers host Leeds United in this Saturday’s lunchtime Championship action with both clubs sitting just below mid-table in the league.
Blackburn have won their last four home matches and will be hoping to make it five in a row when Leeds United visit Ewood Park this lunchtime.
Rovers are currently 16th place in the Championship table on 43 points closer to the relegation place than the play-offs, but have a large enough cushion this season not to be dragged in a relegation battle.
Leeds are just one place above their hosts in 15th and despite picking up two wins on the bounce speculation still surrounds Steve Evans future at the helm of Leeds United.
United beat play-off hopefuls Cardiff City 2-0 in their last outing from Elland Road and a repeat of that performance would ease the pressure on Evans.
Here are THREE things you should look out for in the Blackburn Rovers v Leeds United match:
1) Mirco Antenucci
Three goals in two games the Italian has come to life in recent Championship games, producing glimpses of why Leeds signed the 31-year-old in 2014.
Antenucci now has eight goals this season but crucially for manager Steve Evans he has scored in the last two matches securing all the points and easing the pressure on his boss.
The Italian has been outstanding for Leeds in recent fixtures and he is bound to make an impact this afternoon if he remains in the form shown in the last two matches.
2) Danny Graham
Signed on loan during the January transfer window Graham has started to find his feet at Ewood Park scoring two goals in the last three matches.
The striker on loan from Premier League outfit Sunderland has shown his nous in the recent games whilst also providing that bit of quality in front of goal.
Graham, on his day, will be too much too handle for most Championship defences.
3) Blackburn’s home form
At the start of 2016 Blackburn had won only three times in front of their home supporters since then then have won four matches in arrow at Ewood Park.
The twelve points they have secured have moved them away from the danger of being dragged into a relegation fight.
If Blackburn can build on their current home form next season they can mount a serious challenge at the top end of the Championship table.
Blackburn and Leeds fans…What do you think the score will be in the Lunchtime feast between these sides? Will Steve Evans still be Leeds manager next season? Where can Blackburn finish this year? Leave your predictions and comments in the box below.