FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 19 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Man City prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at City of Manchester Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 52 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 November 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 17 SepBlackburn R.4 - 2Man CityPREM
2005/2006Sun 07 MayBlackburn R.2 - 0Man CityPREM
2005/2006Sat 19 NovMan City0-0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 23 AprBlackburn R.0 - 0Man CityPREM
2004/2005Sat 13 NovMan City1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Sat 17 JanMan City1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Mon 25 AugBlackburn R.2 - 3Man CityPREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City 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, 8 to 7.

The Rovers 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 Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 11 goals for and 9 against.

Man City's 30 points from 23 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 28 points from their 22 games played so far,

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man City64207314
Blackburn R.6402121012

FootyMad's prediction ...

None of the two sides are showing much worthwhile form at present, so the Madmen can look no further than a single point for the Sky Blues. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man City 5 games since last home draw.
Unbeaten run of 6 matches.
Blackburn R. 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.