FootyMAD's Sunderland match preview

Last updated : 27 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland fixture

Blackburn R. are ready to welcome Sunderland to Ewood Park on Wednesday evening, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 64 games played, Rovers have recorded 30 wins, and Sunderland have come away with 16 victories.

The previous match played between the two at Ewood Park was within the last three years, in January 2003, when they fought out a thrilling high-scoring 3-3 draw in a F.A. Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2002/2003Wed 05 FebSunderland2 - 2Blackburn R.FAC
2002/2003Sat 25 JanBlackburn R.3-3SunderlandFAC
2002/2003Sat 11 JanSunderland0 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 17 AugBlackburn R.0 - 0SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Wed 26 DecBlackburn R.0 - 3SunderlandPREM
2001/2002Sat 08 SepSunderland1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
1998/1999Sat 23 JanBlackburn R.3 - 1SunderlandFAC

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Rovers, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Blackburn R., Sunderland are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Black Cats have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 24 points from their 18 games played so far, Sunderland find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 18 games have yielded only 6 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.640210812

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its good news for Blackburn R. fans, because, with them being in such great nick at home, I just cannot see any further than an emphatic home win for the Rovers. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. 9 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 4 away matches.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
No win in the 12 most recent games.