FM Preview: Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers 26 Nov 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 25th November 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers at 12:45 on 26th November 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Stoke City v Blackburn Rovers fixture
Blackburn Rovers face a trip to Stoke City at Britannia Stadium 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 26 and win only 11 of the 45 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2010, the Potters carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|1989/1990||Sat 21 Apr||Stoke City||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||Second Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.
The away form of Blackburn Rovers is pretty dire, collecting just 4 draws from the last six contests. While the Rovers have hit 10 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 12 points from their 12 matches.
Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 7 points from their 12 games thus far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Potters, as the Rovers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Stoke City||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Blackburn Rovers||Previous 3 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 3 most recent games.
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