FM Preview: Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers 11 Dec 2011
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Saturday, 10th December 2011
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Sunderland and Blackburn Rovers at 13:30 on 11th December 2011 in the Premier League.
History of the Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers fixture
Blackburn Rovers face a trip to Sunderland at The Stadium of Light on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 43 and win only 14 of the 69 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in January 2011, with Sunderland running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|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|
|2008/2009||Fri 26 Dec||Sunderland||0 - 0||Blackburn R.||Premier League|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Sunderland have only collected 1 win and 3 draws from the last six home games played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.
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, 15 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 11 points from 14 matches.
Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 10 points from their 14 games thus far.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Blackburn Rovers are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from The Stadium of Light with a well-deserved point. No-score draw
|Sunderland||Failed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 5 most recent games.
|Blackburn Rovers||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 8 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.
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