FM Preview: Aston Villa v Blackburn Rovers 26 Feb 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 25th February 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Aston Villa and Blackburn Rovers at 15:00 on Saturday, 26th February 2011 in the Premier League.
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.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Sat 29 Jan||Aston Villa||3 - 1||Blackburn R.||FAC|
|2010/2011||Sun 21 Nov||Blackburn R.||2 - 0||Aston Villa||PREM|
|2010/2011||Wed 22 Sep||Aston Villa||3 - 1||Blackburn R.||LGEC|
|2009/2010||Sun 09 May||Aston Villa||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2009/2010||Wed 20 Jan||Aston Villa||6 - 4||Blackburn R.||LGEC|
|2009/2010||Thu 14 Jan||Blackburn R.||0 - 1||Aston Villa||LGEC|
|2009/2010||Sat 02 Jan||Aston Villa||3 - 1||Blackburn 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,
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
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
|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.