FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland 20 Mar 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 19th March 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Blackburn Rovers and Sunderland at 20:00 on 20th March 2012 in the Premier League.
History of the Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland fixture
Blackburn Rovers prepare to entertain Sunderland at Ewood Park on Tuesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 71 games played, Rovers have recorded 34 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 17 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was just last season, in October 2010, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sun 11 Dec||Sunderland||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Sat 01 Jan||Sunderland||3 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2010/2011||Mon 18 Oct||Blackburn R.||0-0||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Mon 28 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 2||Sunderland||Premier League|
|2009/2010||Sat 22 Aug||Sunderland||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
|2008/2009||Wed 04 Feb||Blackburn R.||2 - 1||Sunderland||F.A. Cup|
|2008/2009||Sat 24 Jan||Sunderland||0 - 0||Blackburn R.||F.A. Cup|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Rovers's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.
Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Black Cats have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Blackburn Rovers are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 28 matches.
Sunderland's 37 points from 28 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Your FootyMad panel thinks that Blackburn Rovers's indifferent home form is due to continue with a narrow home defeat against Sunderland. Away win
|Blackburn Rovers||No sequences of note|
|Sunderland||Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.
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