FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City 25 Apr 2011

Footymad preview History of the Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City fixture

Manchester City face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Monday evening, 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 was two seasons ago, in August 2009, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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
2007/2008 Sun 02 Sep Blackburn R. 1 - 0 Man. City Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 4.

The away form of Manchester City is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Sky Blues have conceded 11 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Blackburn Rovers are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 35 points from 33 matches.

Manchester City's total of 56 points from their 32 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 0 3 3 6 12 3
Manchester City 6 4 0 2 8 5 12

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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 Drawn last 3 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Not won in the 10 most recent games.
Manchester City Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 10 away matches.
Last drawn game 10 outings ago.

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