FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal 28 Aug 2010

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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal fixture

Blackburn R. prepare to entertain Arsenal at Ewood Park at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to improve on a poor record between the sides. The visitors have won 21 of the 56 previous games, with the Rovers winning just 20.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was less than a year ago, in May 2010, the Rovers carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Mon 03 MayBlackburn R.2-1ArsenalPREM
2009/2010Sun 04 OctArsenal6 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sat 14 MarArsenal4 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sat 13 SepBlackburn R.0 - 4ArsenalPREM
2007/2008Mon 11 FebArsenal2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Tue 18 DecBlackburn R.2 - 3ArsenalLGEC
2007/2008Sun 19 AugBlackburn R.1 - 1ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 6 conceded.

In complete contrast to Blackburn R., Arsenal are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. While the Gunners have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R.'s 3 points from 2 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. Arsenal's total of 4 points from their 2 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

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

Blackburn R. may be coming up against a decent side in Arsenal, but I do believe that its going to result in a narrow home win for the Rovers. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Won 3 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Arsenal Not won in previous 6 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.