FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 26 September 2008 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 12 of the 65 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. James' Park was less than a year ago, in March 2008, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Magpies in a Premier League match.

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

Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 01 MarNewcastle Utd.0-1Blackburn R.PREM
2007/2008Sat 01 DecBlackburn R.3 - 1Newcastle Utd.PREM
2006/2007Sat 05 MayNewcastle Utd.0 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2006/2007Sat 09 DecBlackburn R.1 - 3Newcastle Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 21 JanNewcastle Utd.0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sun 18 SepBlackburn R.0 - 3Newcastle Utd.PREM
2004/2005Sun 26 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2Newcastle Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Newcastle United have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 6.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Newcastle Utd. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 4 points from their 5 games thus far. Blackburn R.'s 7 points from 5 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Newcastle Utd.62047126
Blackburn R.631281010

FootyMad's prediction ...

Newcastle Utd. are performing in fits and starts at home in recent games, and FootyMad doesn't see things getting any better, as the visitors squeak past and take all the points. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Newcastle Utd. Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 4 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Blackburn R. 6 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.