FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 26 December 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 on Thursday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 53 games played, Sky Blues have recorded 23 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 15 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at City of Manchester Stadium was less than a year ago, in January 2007, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-3 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sun 02 SepBlackburn R.1 - 0Man. CityPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Sky Blues in those games, with 6 conceded.

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 scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.

Man. City sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 34 points from their 18 games. Blackburn R.'s 26 points from 18 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. City6222998
Blackburn R.61058153

FootyMad's prediction ...

Man. City may be coming up against a decent side in Blackburn R., but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Sky Blues. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Man. City 14 games since last home draw.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Blackburn R. Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.