FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United 12 Feb 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 11th February 2011
The game between Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United in the Premier League on Saturday, 12th February 2011 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Blackburn R. are ready to welcome Newcastle United to Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 38 and lost only 16 of the 67 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was within the last three years, in January 2009, with Blackburn R. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2010/2011||Wed 10 Nov||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 17 Jan||Blackburn R.||3-0||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Blackburn R.||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 05 May||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Dec||Blackburn R.||1 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers 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, 7 to 5.
The away form of Newcastle Utd. is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Magpies have hit 4 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 31 points from their 26 games played so far, Newcastle Utd.'s 31 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.
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 ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Rovers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Newcastle Utd.. Home Win
|Blackburn R.||6 games since last home draw.|
Latest 3 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
|Newcastle Utd.||Not won in previous 3 away matches.|
No win in the 5 most recent games.