FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 24 February 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal fixture

Arsenal face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, having the edge over their hosts in previous meetings. The visitors have won 18 of the 49 previous games, with the hosts winning just 17.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2005, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 26 NovArsenal3 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 16 AprArsenal3 - 0Blackburn R.FAC
2004/2005Sat 19 MarBlackburn R.0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Wed 25 AugArsenal3 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Sat 13 MarBlackburn R.0 - 2ArsenalPREM
2003/2004Sun 14 DecArsenal1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 15 MarBlackburn R.2 - 0ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Rovers, with 5 goals against.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. Only 3 goals have been registered in this time, with 4 leaked at the wrong end.

Blackburn R.'s 40 points from 26 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 41 points they have accumulated from 26 games.

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

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

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Unbeaten in the last 7 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Arsenal 7 games since last away draw.