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Last updated : 12 January 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Arsenal fixture

Blackburn R. prepare to entertain Arsenal at Ewood Park at tea-time on Saturday,

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was less than a year ago, in February 2006, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 DecArsenal6 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 25 FebBlackburn R.1-0ArsenalPREM
2005/2006Sat 26 NovArsenal3 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 16 AprArsenal3 - 0Blackburn R.FAC
2004/2005Sat 19 MarBlackburn R.0 - 1ArsenalPREM
2004/2005Wed 25 AugArsenal3 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Sat 13 MarBlackburn R.0 - 2ArsenalPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 5 conceded.

Arsenal's away form is equally impressive, tasting just one defeat in their last six, and picking up four good wins. The games have constituted a decent return of 13 goals for the Gunners, and 6 goals against.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 28 points from their 21 games played so far, Arsenal sit in a healthy 4th in the league, and have picked up 39 points from their 22 games.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Blackburn R. are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Arsenal will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Won 3 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Arsenal 6 games since last away draw.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.