FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United 12 Feb 2011

Last updated : 11 February 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 10 NovNewcastle Utd.1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sat 17 JanBlackburn R.3-0Newcastle Utd.PREM
2008/2009Sat 27 SepNewcastle Utd.1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Sat 01 MarNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Sat 01 DecBlackburn R.3 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 05 MayNewcastle Utd.0 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2006/2007Sat 09 DecBlackburn R.1 - 3Newcastle 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.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.62047106
Newcastle Utd.613212106

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

Sequence statistics:
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.