Lancashire police will be launching a policing operation ahead of the big derby on Sunday.
Blackburn Rovers take on Burnley in the nPower Championship on Sunday, March 17.
The match takes place at Ewood Park with a 12.30pm kick off. The 4,000 Burnley fans will be bussed in and are asked to arrive at Turf Moor at 9:45am.
Police are advising people who live in the area that traffic will be busy and also in and around Turf Moor as the Burnley supporters will travel on coach from Turf Moor to Ewood Park.
Officers are also urging fans to follow some basic crime prevention advice and park their cars in lit areas, keep them locked and don’t leave valuables on show. Supporters should also keep their personal belongings safe and secure.
Superintendent Jon Puttock said: “As with previous matches, we have worked extremely closely with Burnley and Blackburn Rovers Football Clubs, as well as the supporters clubs, when planning the policing operation for the games. Where possible, our plans will replicate those that were put in place for the game at Turf Moor back in December.
“The aim of our operation is to ensure public safety and get people to and from the ground safely. Extra officers will be on hand to assist supporters attending the match as well as stewards from both clubs.
“It is important to remember very few people attending football matches actually cause problems at the games. I want to reassure people who will be at the game that we will not be letting a minority spoil what should be an occasion for all the family to enjoy.
“We will have the resources available on the day to deal with any incidents of disorder and people should also be warned that, as well as being dealt with on the day, we will also look to secure banning orders on offenders.
“There will be a number of road closures in place to enable us to transport the visiting supporters into Blackburn and I would advise the Rovers fans that traffic will be busy on the day so they may be best allowing extra time for travelling to the game.
“Given the large amount of people attending the game, I would also urge people to keep their valuables safe, cars locked with nothing on display, use safe and secure car parks and keep your personal belongings like your keys, wallets and purses in zipped bags or front pockets.”