Blackburn R. face a trip to Newcastle United at St. James' Park 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 38 and win only 9 of the 62 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in September 2004, with Newcastle Utd. running out comfortable 3 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Sun 18 Sep||Blackburn R.||0 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sun 26 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 11 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||3 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Wed 11 Feb||Blackburn R.||1 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sun 28 Dec||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 22 Mar||Newcastle Utd.||5 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 19 Oct||Blackburn R.||5 - 2||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Newcastle United are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 9 goals have been scored by the Magpies in those games, with 5 conceded.
Blackburn R.'s away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 10 goals for the Rovers, and 6 goals against.
Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 26 points from their 21 games played so far, Blackburn R.'s 31 points from 21 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Rovers's decent recent efforts out on the road should see them narrowly take the spoils from the match with Newcastle Utd., believes the FootyMad team. Away win
|Newcastle Utd.||Unbeaten in the last 8 home games.|
|Blackburn R.||3 successive away victories.|
7 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.