FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 22 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Manchester City fixture

Man 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 was two seasons ago, in August 2003, with Man City inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 13 NovMan City1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Sat 17 JanMan City1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
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 CityCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. The Rovers have scored 10 and conceded 2 during this period.

Man City have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Sky Blues's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 39 points from their 33 games played so far, Man City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 44 points from their 34 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.6222448
Man City6222868

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rovers, as the Sky Blues have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. 12 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Man City Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
5 games since last defeat.