FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City 02 Jan 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Sunday, 1st January 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at 15:00 on 2nd January 2012 in the Premier League.
History of the Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City fixture
Blackburn Rovers prepare to entertain Stoke City at Ewood Park on Monday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 29 wins out of 43 previous matches.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was just last season, in December 2010, as the visitors ran out cosy 0-2 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 26 Nov||Stoke City||3 - 1||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sun 26 Dec||Blackburn R.||0-2||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 02 Oct||Stoke City||1 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 06 Feb||Stoke City||3 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 28 Nov||Blackburn R.||0 - 0||Stoke City||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 18 Apr||Stoke City||1 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Dec||Blackburn R.||3 - 0||Stoke City||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. The Rovers's have scored 11 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 12.
Stoke City's away form is none too clever either, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. While the Potters have hit 6 goals, 13 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 14 points from their 19 games thus far.
Stoke City's 26 points from 19 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.
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 Stoke City claiming victory in a close match.
|Blackburn Rovers||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
|Stoke City||10 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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