FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City 01 Oct 2011

Last updated : 30 September 2011

Footymad preview History of the Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Sky Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, with Manchester City inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Mon 25 Apr Blackburn R. 0-1 Man. City Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 11 Sep Man. City 1 - 1 Blackburn R. Premier League
2009/2010 Mon 11 Jan Man. City 4 - 1 Blackburn R. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 15 Aug Blackburn R. 0 - 2 Man. City Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 02 May Man. City 3 - 1 Blackburn R. Premier League
2008/2009 Sun 28 Dec Blackburn R. 2 - 2 Man. City Premier League
2007/2008 Thu 27 Dec Man. City 2 - 2 Blackburn R. Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 12 to 10.

The Sky Blues have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Sky Blues, and 1 goals against.

Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 4 points from their 6 games thus far.

Manchester City's total of 16 points from their 6 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Blackburn Rovers 6 3 1 2 12 11 10
Manchester City 6 3 2 1 10 5 11

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Sky Blues out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Blackburn Rovers. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Blackburn Rovers 6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Manchester City Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.

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