FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 12 January 2007 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 at tea-time on Saturday,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2006, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecArsenal6 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 25 FebBlackburn R.1 - 0ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Gunners, and 6 goals against.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 28 points from their 21 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 39 points from their 22 games.

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

Arsenal are in smashing form away from home at present, and Footymad sees this carrying them to a narrow victory at Blackburn R.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Won 3 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Arsenal 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.