FootyMAD's Arsenal match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 13th March 2009
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Arsenal and Blackburn Rovers at 15:00 on Saturday, 14th March 2009 in the Premier League.
Blackburn R. face a trip to Arsenal at Emirates 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 lose 32 and win only 8 of the 55 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2008, with Arsenal running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 13 Sep||Blackburn R.||0 - 4||Arsenal||PREM|
|2007/2008||Mon 11 Feb||Arsenal||2 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Tue 18 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 3||Arsenal||LGEC|
|2007/2008||Sun 19 Aug||Blackburn R.||1 - 1||Arsenal||PREM|
|2006/2007||Wed 28 Feb||Blackburn R.||1 - 0||Arsenal||FAC|
|2006/2007||Sat 17 Feb||Arsenal||0 - 0||Blackburn R.||FAC|
|2006/2007||Sat 13 Jan||Blackburn R.||0 - 2||Arsenal||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Arsenal are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. The Gunners have scored 8 and conceded 0 during this period.
Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. These low-scoring games have seen just 5 goals scored and conceded.
Arsenal find themselves in a respectable 5th position, courtesy of the 49 points they have accumulated from 28 games. Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 30 points from their 28 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, and this could be the reason why Arsenal may poach a narrow victory, according to the Madmen. Home win
|Arsenal||Unbeaten in the last 12 home games.|
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Blackburn R.||5 games since last away draw.|
4 games since last defeat.
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