FM Preview: Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers 26 Feb 2011

Last updated : 25 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. face a trip to Aston Villa at Villa Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 48 and win only 19 of the 85 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Aston Villa running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Sat 29 JanAston Villa3 - 1Blackburn R.FAC
2010/2011Sun 21 NovBlackburn R.2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2010/2011Wed 22 SepAston Villa3 - 1Blackburn R.LGEC
2009/2010Sun 09 MayAston Villa0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2009/2010Wed 20 JanAston Villa6 - 4Blackburn R.LGEC
2009/2010Thu 14 JanBlackburn R.0 - 1Aston VillaLGEC
2009/2010Sat 02 JanAston Villa3 - 1Blackburn R.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Aston Villa have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 9 to 7.

The away form of Blackburn R. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 8 goals, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Aston Villa are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 27 matches. Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 32 points from their 27 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Aston Villa632110811
Blackburn R.61146104

FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Villans, as the Rovers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Aston Villa Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 2 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Blackburn R. Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.