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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Stoke City fixture

Blackburn R. prepare to entertain 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 29 wins out of 41 previous matches.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was less than a year ago, in December 2008, with Blackburn R. running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2008/2009Sat 18 AprStoke City1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sat 20 DecBlackburn R.3-0Stoke CityPREM
1989/1990Sat 21 AprStoke City0 - 1Blackburn R.CHMP
1989/1990Sat 27 JanBlackburn R.3 - 0Stoke CityCHMP
1988/1989Mon 02 JanBlackburn R.4 - 3Stoke CityCHMP
1988/1989Sat 10 SepStoke City0 - 1Blackburn R.CHMP
1987/1988Sat 05 MarStoke City2 - 1Blackburn R.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers are unbeaten in their last six home games, winning five of them, and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 16 goals for the Rovers, with 7 goals against.

Stoke City have an average recent record on the road, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats. While the Potters have hit 5 goals, 8 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 16 points from their 13 games played so far, Stoke City's 19 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.630310139
Stoke City63127910

FootyMad's prediction ...

Rovers are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Won 5 successive home games.
6 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 12 .
Stoke City Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.