FootyMAD's Manchester United match preview

Last updated : 23 September 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 46 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2005, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 02 AprMan Utd.0 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
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.LGEC
2002/2003Tue 07 JanMan Utd.1 - 1Blackburn R.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Manchester United have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Red Devils in those games, with 6 conceded.

The away form of Blackburn R. is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Rovers have conceded 7 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Man Utd. sit in a healthy 3rd in the league, and have picked up 11 points from their 5 games. Blackburn R. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 5 points from their 6 games thus far.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Man Utd.63307112
Blackburn R.6222568

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rovers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Man Utd.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Man Utd. Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Blackburn R. Not won in previous 9 away matches.