Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has run the rule over Huddersfield Town’s visit to Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers in the early kick-off on Saturday.
The international break will likely have come at a really frustrating time for new Huddersfield boss Danny Cowley.
Cowley joined from Lincoln City at the start of October and has turned the Terriers’ fortunes around, helping them to climb out of the relegation zone by taking seven points from the last three games.
It has been a really up and down season for Tony Mowbray’s Blackburn, who seem to blow hot and then cold almost on a weekly basis.
Despite the hosts sitting seven places and six points above Huddersfield, Prutton has predicted a 2-2 draw at Ewood Park.
What will the result be at Ewood Park?
Writing on the Sky Sports website, he said: “Every time you think Blackburn might be in with a shout of the top six, they go on another poor little run which shows they probably aren’t quite there.
“The international break may have come at a bad time for Huddersfield, who were just building up a head of steam and start the weekend outside of the relegation zone after back-to-back wins. Draw here for me.”
Blackburn will likely have been aiming for play-off contention this season but haven’t been able to keep up thus far. Three points on Saturday could push them back into the top half of the table and ensure they aren’t too far from the chasing pack.
Survival has got to be the first thing on Cowley’s mind and his side could distance themselves from the drop zone with a win but anything less than that could see them slip back down there.
This is an interesting prediction from Prutton and you can certainly see where he is coming from.
The Terriers will likely have lost some of their momentum due to the international break, while Blackburn seem to provide a different offering every week.
However, I can’t see past Cowley’s side in this one. The English coach has had two weeks to work on his side ahead of the game and I think they’re only going to continue to improve as the season goes on.