FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 12 September 2008 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 20 of the 54 previous games, with the hosts winning just 19.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2007, with Arsenal inflicting a narrow 2 - 3 defeat upon the Rovers in an League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Mon 11 FebArsenal2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Tue 18 DecBlackburn R.2 - 3ArsenalLGEC
2007/2008Sun 19 AugBlackburn R.1 - 1ArsenalPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Rovers, with 6 goals against.

Arsenal have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The games have constituted a decent return of 12 goals for the Gunners, and 1 goals against.

Blackburn R.'s 4 points from 3 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 6 points from their 3 games.

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

Arsenal are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Blackburn R.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Unbeaten in the last 10 home games.
Arsenal 9 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 12 outings ago.