FM Preview: Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers 31 Dec 2011

Footymad preview History of the Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn Rovers face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford at lunchtime on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 31 and win only 9 of the 54 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2010, with Manchester United annihilating their visitors 7-1 in a Premier League match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2010/2011 Sat 14 May Blackburn R. 1 - 1 Man. Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 27 Nov Man. Utd. 7-1 Blackburn R. Premier League
2009/2010 Sun 11 Apr Blackburn R. 0 - 0 Man. Utd. Premier League
2009/2010 Sat 31 Oct Man. Utd. 2 - 0 Blackburn R. Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 21 Feb Man. Utd. 2 - 1 Blackburn R. Premier League
2008/2009 Wed 03 Dec Man. Utd. 5 - 3 Blackburn R. League Cup
2008/2009 Sat 04 Oct Blackburn R. 0 - 2 Man. Utd. Premier League

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Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Red Devils, with 6 goals against.

The away form of Blackburn Rovers is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. While the Rovers have hit 9 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Manchester United's total of 45 points from their 18 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in Barclays Premier League.

Blackburn Rovers find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 18 games have yielded only 11 points.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Manchester United 6 5 0 1 18 3 15
Blackburn Rovers 6 1 1 4 8 11 4

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Rovers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Manchester United. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Manchester United 4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Blackburn Rovers Not won in previous 10 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.

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