FootyMAD's Stoke City match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 19th December 2008
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City at 15:00 on Saturday, 20th December 2008 in the Premier League.
Blackburn R. play host to Stoke City at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having chalked up an impressive 28 wins out of 40 previous matches.
The last time the two teams met at Blackburn R. was well over fifteen years ago, back in January 1990, with Blackburn R. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Second Division match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|1989/1990||Sat 21 Apr||Stoke City||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1989/1990||Sat 27 Jan||Blackburn R.||3-0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Mon 02 Jan||Blackburn R.||4 - 3||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Sat 10 Sep||Stoke City||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 05 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 17 Oct||Blackburn R.||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1986/1987||Sat 14 Mar||Blackburn R.||2 - 1||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Rovers have scored 4, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.
The away form of Stoke City is pretty dire, attaining just 3 draws from the previous six away games. Potters have conceded 12 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.
Blackburn R. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 13 points from their 17 games thus far. Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 20 points from their 17 games played so far,
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 ...
Its been a distinctly poor show from Blackburn R. at home in recent games, and, though I cannot see a run starting here, I do think the Rovers will at least gain a draw. No-score draw
|Blackburn R.||Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.|
Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Latest 6 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
|Stoke City||Not won in previous 7 away matches.|
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 4 most recent games.
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