Leicester vs Blackburn prediction, odds & betting tips – 04/05/2024

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Leicester vs Blackburn prediction
Leicester to run their victory lap against Blackburn – Photo by Icon Sport

Leicester will host Blackburn in the last Championship round on Saturday, 4 May.

Will Leicester get a celebratory win after already securing promotion or will Blackburn spoil their party? Read our Leicester vs Blackburn prediction to find out, but remember to also check out some of our other Championship predictions.

Leicester vs Blackburn prediction: Foxes to win to close the season

Leicester vs Blackburn predictions
Our pick

🔥Hot tip

Leicester to win

⚽ Correct score prediction

Leicester 3-1 Blackburn

⬆️ Over 2.5 goals prediction

Yes

Key Stats

  • Leicester have won 17 of their 22 games at home in the league so far.
  • The Foxes have won five of their last seven games in the Championship.
  • Three of the previous five H2H duels between these teams have gone over 2.5 total goals.
  • Blackburn have averaged 2.93 total goals per game, while Leicester have averaged 2.84 total goals per game in the league this season.

Pre-game odds and win probability: Leicester the clear favourite 

  • HOME: 4/6 (1.67) – 60.00%
  • DRAW: 3/1 (4.00) – 25.00%
  • AWAY: 18/5 (4.60) – 21.70%

*odds from Ladbrokes, subject to change

Looking at these Leicester vs Blackburn odds, we can see that the bookmakers see the hosts are the expected winners, which makes sense since Leicester have just clinched the title, while Blackburn are still in danger of relegation.

On top of that, Leicester have seemingly found their best form lately and they've been great at home this season, so while they don't need any points from this match, they are rightfully still favoured to win it.

In any case, if you're interested in more of our predictions, take a closer look at our latest betting tips for today.

Last five H2Hs: Close matchup in recent years

England Championship 01/10/23

Blackburn

Blackburn

1
Leicester

Leicester

4

England FA Cup 28/02/23

Leicester

Leicester

1
Blackburn

Blackburn

2

In the last five meetings between these two teams, we saw a couple of Leicester win, one win for Blackburn, and a couple of draws. The two teams are similarly close when it comes to their overall H2H record too: 38-26-36 in favour of Blackburn.

Leicester preview: Celebrations incoming on the last day

After clinching promotion and the Championship title in the last round against Preston, Leicester City players will now have a chance to celebrate this result in the next match at home.

The Foxes have been the dominant team the entire season, but a period of shaky form has put their promotion bid under question for a while. However, with five wins in the last seven games, Leicester have proven they are ready for the Premier League after spending just one season in the Championship.

Another positive for Leicester City is their lack of injuries and suspensions ahead of this match.

Predicted LineupHermansen – Pereira, Coady, Vestergaard, Faes – Ndidi, Winks, Dewsbury-Hall – Fatawu, Mavididi, Vardy

England Championship 04/05/24

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Blackburn

Blackburn

2

Leicester

Leicester

0

England Championship 29/04/24

W

Preston

Preston

0

Leicester

Leicester

3

England Championship 23/04/24

W

Southampton

Southampton

0

Leicester

Leicester

5

England Championship 20/04/24

W

West Brom

West Brom

1

Leicester

Leicester

2

England Championship 12/04/24

L

Plymouth

Plymouth

1

Leicester

Leicester

0

Blackburn preview: Still not out of the woods completely

While Blackburn currently sit in 19th place in the standings, three points ahead of the first team in the league, a series of results going against them on the final matchday could put Blackburn in League One. Blackburn can avoid this simply by not losing to Leicester, but if they do, then they'll need one of the team's below them (Sheff Wed, Plymouth, Birmingham) not to win.

Meanwhile, Scott Wharton, John Fleck, Arnor Sigurdsson, Ryan Hedges, and Harry Leonard are out with injuries.

Predicted LineupPears – Carter, Hyam, McFadzean – Brittain, Tronstad, Rankin-Costello, Pickering – Szmodics, Gallagher, Dolan

UK Friendlies 06/07/24

W

Accrington Stanley

Accrington Stanley

1

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

England Championship 04/05/24

W

Leicester

Leicester

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

2

England Championship 27/04/24

D

Coventry

Coventry

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

0

England Championship 21/04/24

L

Sheff Wed

Sheff Wed

3

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

England Championship 13/04/24

W

Leeds

Leeds

0

Blackburn

Blackburn

1

Player to watch: Jamie Vardy

After a slow start of the season, Vardy's experience and skills showed in full in the second half. Overall, Leicester's captain has scored 18 goals in the Championship this season, which is a respectable number for a 37-year-old.

Jamie Vardy
Can Vardy get his 16th goal in the Championship this season? – Photo by Icon Sport

Vardy to score more than once?

We saw Vardy score a brace against Preston to secure the title for Leicester, which was the third time this season he scores more than one goal in a match. Can he do it again on Saturday while the Foxes celebrate promotion?

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