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Last updated : 01 April 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. face a trip to Manchester United at Old Trafford 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 24 and win only 8 of the 45 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in November 2003, the Red Devils carving out a narrow 2 - 1 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 28 AugBlackburn R.1 - 1Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 01 MayBlackburn R.1 - 0Man Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sat 22 NovMan Utd.2 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 19 AprMan Utd.3 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Wed 22 JanBlackburn R.1 - 3Man Utd.LC
2002/2003Tue 07 JanMan Utd.1 - 1Blackburn R.LC
2002/2003Sun 22 DecBlackburn R.1 - 0Man Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Red Devils in those games, with 4 conceded.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 2 wins and 3 draws from the last six. The Rovers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 3 goals for and 2 against.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 2nd in the league, and have picked up 66 points from their 30 games. Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 32 points from their 30 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.63127310
Blackburn R.63214211

FootyMad's prediction ...

Neither team is setting the world alight, and I think this game will result in a narrow home win for the Red Devils. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. 8 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Blackburn R. Undefeated in last 3 away games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.