FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 24 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Arsenal prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Highbury on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Gunners are clearly on top, having won 28 and lost only 8 of the 50 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Highbury was less than a year ago, in December 2003, the Gunners carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 13 MarBlackburn R.0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 14 DecArsenal1-0Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 15 MarBlackburn R.2 - 0ArsenalPREM
2002/2003Sat 26 OctArsenal1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Wed 30 JanBlackburn R.2 - 3ArsenalPREM
2001/2002Tue 11 DecBlackburn R.4 - 0ArsenalLC
2001/2002Sat 20 OctArsenal3 - 3Blackburn R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. In this time, Gunners have rattled up an impressive 19 goals, and conceded 7.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Rovers's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Arsenal are currently sitting proudly at the top of the entire league, having collected 6 points from the 2 games played. Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 1 points from their 2 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Arsenal fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Gunners. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Arsenal Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 5 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Blackburn R. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.