FM Preview: Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers 11 Sep 2010

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History of the Manchester City v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. face a trip to Manchester City at City of Manchester Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 56 games played, Rovers have recorded 15 wins, and Man. City have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2010, when they eased past their opponents in a high-scoring 4 - 1 thriller, in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Mon 11 JanMan. City4 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2009/2010Sat 15 AugBlackburn R.0 - 2Man. CityPREM
2008/2009Sat 02 MayMan. City3 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sun 28 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2Man. CityPREM
2007/2008Thu 27 DecMan. City2 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Sun 02 SepBlackburn R.1 - 0Man. CityPREM
2006/2007Sun 11 MarBlackburn R.2 - 0Man. CityFAC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester City are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 13 goals for the Sky Blues, with 4 goals against.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 6 leaked at the wrong end.

Man. City lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 4 points from their 3 games so far. Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 3 points from their 3 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man. City63217211
Blackburn R.64029612

FootyMad's prediction ...

An indifferent set of results for Blackburn R. on the road, and I believe this game is only going to yield a solitary point for the Rovers. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Man. City 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Blackburn R. Last drawn game 7 outings ago.