FM Preview: Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers 02 Apr 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 1st April 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at 17:30 on 2nd April 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers fixture
Blackburn Rovers face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 34 and win only 8 of the 57 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2009, with Arsenal annihilating their visitors 6-2 in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2010/2011||Sat 28 Aug||Blackburn R.||1 - 2||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Mon 03 May||Blackburn R.||2 - 1||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sun 04 Oct||Arsenal||6-2||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 14 Mar||Arsenal||4 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Blackburn R.||0 - 4||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Mon 11 Feb||Arsenal||2 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2007/2008||Tue 18 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 3||Arsenal||League Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Gunners, with 2 goals against.
In complete contrast to Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers are having a torrid time on their travels, losing every single one of the last six matches played! While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 19 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Arsenal's total of 58 points from their 29 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.
Blackburn Rovers see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 33 points from their 30 games played so far,
Current overall team form
For a detailed analysis of current team form guides in this or any division, click here
FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Gunners, as the Rovers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Arsenal||Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Blackburn Rovers||Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.
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