FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 18 August 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 on Sunday afternoon,

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in February 2007, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a F.A. Cup match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Wed 28 FebBlackburn R.1 - 0ArsenalFAC
2006/2007Sat 17 FebArsenal0 - 0Blackburn R.FAC
2006/2007Sat 13 JanBlackburn R.0 - 2ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. A total of 14 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 9 conceded.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Blackburn R.'s 3 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position. Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 3 points they have accumulated from 1 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 3 home games.
Unbeaten run of 8 matches.
Arsenal Undefeated in last 4 away games.
10 games since last defeat.