FM Preview: Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers 04 Feb 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 3rd February 2012
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Arsenal take on Blackburn Rovers in a Premier League match on 4th February 2012 at 13:00.
History of the Arsenal v Blackburn Rovers fixture
Blackburn Rovers face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates Stadium at lunchtime 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 58 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2011, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 17 Sep||Blackburn R.||4 - 3||Arsenal||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Apr||Arsenal||0-0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|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|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal 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 Gunners in those games, with 5 conceded.
In complete contrast to Arsenal, Blackburn Rovers are having a torrid time on their travels, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Arsenal lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 37 points from their 23 games so far.
Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 18 points from their 23 games thus far.
Current overall team form
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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||5 games since last home draw.
|Blackburn Rovers||Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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