FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Man City prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 49 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 23 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 14 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was just last season, in September 2002, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Mon 25 AugBlackburn R.2 - 3Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sat 01 MarBlackburn R.1 - 0Man CityPREM
2002/2003Sun 15 SepMan City2-2Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Wed 28 NovBlackburn R.2 - 0Man CityLC
1999/2000Sun 07 MayBlackburn R.1 - 4Man CityLD1
1999/2000Sat 23 OctMan City2 - 0Blackburn R.LD1
1995/1996Sat 02 MarMan City1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City will be hoping to improve on their poor home form, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While Sky Blues have scored 6, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

Blackburn R.'s away form is none too clever either, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Rovers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Man City find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 21 matches. Blackburn R. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 22 points from 21 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City613211126
Blackburn R.61238145

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its been a distinctly poor show from Man City at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Sky Blues will at least gain a draw. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man City Drawn last 4 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 7 home matches.
Blackburn R. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.