FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United 01 Feb 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Tuesday, 31st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United at 20:00 on 1st February 2012 in the Premier League.
History of the Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United fixture
Blackburn Rovers prepare to entertain Newcastle United at Ewood Park on Wednesday evening, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 39 and lost only 16 of the 69 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was earlier this season, as the Rovers squeezed past their rivals by a scoreline of 4-3 in an League Cup match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 07 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||F.A. Cup|
|2011/2012||Wed 26 Oct||Blackburn R.||4-3||Newcastle Utd.||League Cup|
|2011/2012||Sat 24 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 1||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 12 Feb||Blackburn R.||0 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Wed 10 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 17 Jan||Blackburn R.||3 - 0||Newcastle Utd.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.
Newcastle United's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Magpies have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 18 points from their 22 games thus far.
Newcastle United lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 36 from their 22 games so far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
These are testing times at Ewood Park for the Rovers and the Madmen are unable to see past Newcastle United claiming victory in a close match.
|Blackburn Rovers||15 games since last home draw.
|Newcastle United||Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.
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