FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 20 January 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Newcastle United v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Newcastle Utd. prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at St. James' Park on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Magpies are clearly on top, having won 38 and lost only 9 of the 62 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park 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:
2005/2006Sun 18 SepBlackburn R.0 - 3Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 26 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sat 11 SepNewcastle Utd.3-0Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Wed 11 FebBlackburn R.1 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2003/2004Sun 28 DecNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 22 MarNewcastle Utd.5 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 19 OctBlackburn R.5 - 2Newcastle 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.

For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.6213797
Blackburn R.642011214

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are performing very well at home, but your FootyMad panel reckons that the overall quality of Blackburn R. will prove too much for the homesters. Away win

Sequence statistics:
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.