By Nathan Findlay –
Huddersfield Town visit Ewood Park to face Blackburn Rovers in the Championship on Saturday 24 April. 3 pm KO.
Huddersfield are currently 20th in the Championship table, eight points above the relegation zone.
This is going to be a particularly good opportunity for the Terriers to redeem themselves after a disappointing loss to Barnsley FC on Wednesday night.
The gap is remarkably close between Huddersfield and relegation and it is really starting to get tense as the season comes to a close.
Rotherham, who are currently in the relegation zone, still have 2 games in hand due to a wave of COVID-19 within the club earlier on this season.
These results could really change how the bottom end of the table plays out and could be the deciding factor as to who goes down this season.
Huddersfield’s last game was against Barnsley on Wednesday night where the Terriers brought back nothing to the table.
Huddersfield’s performance was honestly very weak and this is certainly something that needs to be improved on.
After a strong win against Nottingham Forest, I felt like the team effort and spirit should have been a little higher but that turned out to not be the case.
Huddersfield only had one shot on target all game which was very disappointing to see.
We know that Barnsley are a very strong team and a strong attacking side but to me, this was more down to Huddersfield’s poor performance. I feel that they could have done much better in this game.
Blackburn are currently 17th in the table and only 3 points above Huddersfield. The Rovers have had a very average season with not much to investigate having had good and bad spells throughout the campaign.
Blackburn does have a formidable team though, a team that when pushing does seem to bring results to the table and this is always something that should be considered.
The last time that Huddersfield and Blackburn matched up was back in late December where Huddersfield managed to grab to win after a rollercoaster ride of a game.
After an attacking packed match between the two sides, Blackburn simply could not hold on any longer. Naby Sarr’s second goal managed to get Huddersfield the win that they were hunting for during the game. Huddersfield had a total of 16 shots to Blackburn’s 15.
One player to watch for Blackburn is Adam Armstrong. The striker has bagged himself a total of 22 goals so far this season, putting him in 3rd place for top goal scorers so far this season. The forward was injured in march but is now back playing and back to being a danger man on the pitch. This is someone who should be looked out for at the game on Saturday.
The bottom of the table is becoming just that little bit tighter every week making it much harder to decide the result of these games. Both teams are more than capable of winning this game without a doubt, and I think that both teams are similar in their own ways.
Both Huddersfield and Blackburn have not had the best of seasons, and both have the knowledge and skill to place much higher. This will be something interesting to see next season.
The record for Huddersfield v Blackburn just edges over to the Rovers. Blackburn have a total of 33 wins to Huddersfield’s 25 but with 34 draws on record it’s close with the overall record for both teams.
We have two great teams both playing for points this weekend. Town need to put that loss behind them from Wednesday night and to move on from it, game by game.
I feel if Huddersfield played it game by game, they would pick up a lot more results throughout their season rather than dwelling on past results that cannot be changed.
This is going to be one of the closer, hopefullt more attacking orientated games this season and it will be interesting to see what the result will be.