FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 01 September 2007 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 Sunday 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 less than a year ago, in March 2007, with Blackburn R. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 11 MarBlackburn R.2 - 0Man. CityFAC
2006/2007Sat 20 JanMan. City0 - 3Blackburn R.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 8 conceded.

Man. City have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Sky Blues's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.

Blackburn R.'s 5 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Man. City sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 9 points from their 4 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.633010612
Man. City64027412

FootyMad's prediction ...

With Man. City only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Ewood Park will be a good result. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Unbeaten run of 11 matches.
Man. City 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 9 outings ago.