FM Preview: Manchester City v Blackpool 01 Jan 2011

Last updated : 31 December 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Blackpool fixture

Man. City play host to Blackpool at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Sky Blues are clearly on top, winning 57.89% of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Man. City was more than a decade ago, in August 1998, with Man. City running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a League Division Two match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sun 17 OctBlackpool2 - 3Man. CityPREM
1998/1999Sat 09 JanBlackpool0 - 0Man. CityLGE1
1998/1999Sat 08 AugMan. City3-0BlackpoolLGE1
1997/1998Tue 26 AugMan. City1 - 0BlackpoolLGEC
1997/1998Tue 12 AugBlackpool1 - 0Man. CityLGEC
1987/1988Wed 03 FebMan. City2 - 1BlackpoolFAC
1987/1988Sat 30 JanBlackpool1 - 1Man. CityFAC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The Sky Blues have scored 9 and conceded 2 during this period.

Blackpool have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Man. City's total of 38 points from their 20 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League. Blackpool lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 25 from their 17 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. City641113513

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Blackpool is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Sky Blues in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Blackpool Undefeated in last 4 away games.
6 games since last defeat.