Blackburn Rovers welcome second place Hull City to Ewood Park on Saturday, looking to build on a promising point at leaders Middlesborough in the week.
Hull head into the game just one point off top spot, while Rovers are sitting precariously in 18th place.
Blackburn haven’t won in the league for eight games, and following the sale of star striker Jordan Rhodes to Middlesborough, many predict Rovers will struggle to score goals.
By contrast, Hull’s defeat at Rovers’ Lancashire rivals Burnley last week was the first defeat of 2016, following a perfect month in January, with six wins from as many games.
Hull captain Curtis Davies has tipped The Tigers to bounce straight back from their defeat at Turf Moor, and to leave Lancashire with three points this time around.
Tom Huddlestone may start for the away side, while new signing Nick Powell is expected to be in the squad.
Adama Diomande misses out due to injury for the Tigers due to a groin injury.
For Rovers, Jordi Gomez and Elliott Ward could make their home debuts but Danny Guthrie and Nathan Delfouneso are still out injured.
Tony Watt (Blackburn Rovers) – Following the sale of Jordan Rhodes, much relies on Blackburn’s first choice striker Tony Watt if Blackburn are to enjoy a good end to the season. The Scotsman will be up against experienced central defender Curtis Davies on Saturday, but will hope he can get the chances to give Blackburn the win.
Abel Hernandez (Hull City) – The Uruguayan is in red hot form for the Tigers, and has vowed this week to keep up his goalscoring exploits. Against a Rovers side with a leaky defence, he’ll certainly fancy his chances of carrying Hull back to the top of the Championship.
Our Prediction: Hull City to return to winning ways, and comfortably beat a weakened Rovers side. Blackburn 0-2 Hull City