FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United 01 Feb 2012

Last updated : 31 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle United face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Wednesday evening, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 39 and win only 16 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, as the Rovers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 4-3 in an League Cup match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 07 Jan Newcastle Utd. 2 - 1 Blackburn R. F.A. Cup
2011/2012 Wed 26 Oct Blackburn R. 4-3 Newcastle Utd. League Cup
2011/2012 Sat 24 Sep Newcastle Utd. 3 - 1 Blackburn R. Premier League
2010/2011 Sat 12 Feb Blackburn R. 0 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2010/2011 Wed 10 Nov Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Blackburn R. Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 17 Jan Blackburn R. 3 - 0 Newcastle Utd. Premier League
2008/2009 Sat 27 Sep Newcastle Utd. 1 - 2 Blackburn R. Premier League

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers's home form is poor, winning just 2 of the last six, and losing the other 4. A generous 10 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

Newcastle United's away form is none too clever either, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Magpies have hit 8 goals, 14 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn Rovers are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 18 points from their 22 games thus far.

Newcastle United lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 36 from their 22 games so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Blackburn Rovers 6 2 2 2 10 9 8
Newcastle United 6 3 0 3 9 10 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Nothing appears to be going right for the Magpies out on the road recently, yet the Madmen can see a turn around in fortunes as they battle to a victory in a closely fought contest at Blackburn Rovers. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Blackburn Rovers 15 games since last home draw.
Newcastle United Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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