FootyMAD's Newcastle United match preview

Last updated : 17 September 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United fixture

Blackburn R. prepare to entertain Newcastle United at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 36 and lost only 14 of the 63 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was less than a year ago, in December 2004, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 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:
2004/2005Sun 26 DecBlackburn R.2-2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sat 11 SepNewcastle Utd.3 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Wed 11 FebBlackburn R.1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sun 28 DecNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 22 MarNewcastle Utd.5 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 19 OctBlackburn R.5 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2001/2002Tue 23 AprBlackburn R.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. These games have seen the Rovers score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 4.

The away form of Newcastle Utd. is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Magpies have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 5 points from their 5 games played so far, Newcastle Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 2 points from their 5 games thus far.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.6132356
Newcastle Utd.6033283

FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Newcastle Utd. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Rovers in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Newcastle Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.