FM Preview: Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers 14 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th April 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Swansea City and Blackburn Rovers at 15:00 on 14th April 2012 in the Premier League.
History of the Swansea City v Blackburn Rovers fixture
Blackburn Rovers travel to take on Swansea City at White Rock Stadium on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Rovers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Swansea City was way back in the black-and-white days of October 1983, with Blackburn Rovers inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Swans in a Second Division match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Sat 03 Dec||Blackburn R.||4 - 2||Swansea City||Premier League|
|1983/1984||Wed 07 Mar||Blackburn R.||4 - 1||Swansea City||Second Division|
|1983/1984||Sat 29 Oct||Swansea City||0-1||Blackburn R.||Second Division|
|1980/1981||Sat 04 Apr||Swansea City||2 - 0||Blackburn R.||Second Division|
|1980/1981||Sat 01 Nov||Blackburn R.||0 - 0||Swansea City||Second Division|
|1972/1973||Sat 17 Mar||Blackburn R.||3 - 0||Swansea City||Third Division|
|1972/1973||Sat 21 Oct||Swansea City||2 - 2||Blackburn R.||Third Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Swansea City have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Swans have scored 7, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Blackburn Rovers is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Rovers have hit 5 goals, 16 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Swansea City find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 39 points from their 33 matches.
Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 28 points from their 33 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 Swans, as the Rovers have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win
|Swansea City||Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
|Blackburn Rovers||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.
For a detailed analysis of current team sequences throughout the leagues, click here