FM Preview: Sunderland v Blackburn Rovers 11 Dec 2011

Footymad preview 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

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
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

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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

Team P W D L F A P
Sunderland 6 1 2 3 6 7 5
Blackburn Rovers 6 1 2 3 11 14 5

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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

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
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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