FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 16 January 2009 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United fixture

Newcastle Utd. face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Magpies will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 37 and win only 16 of the 66 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2007, with Blackburn R. running out comfortable 3 - 1 winners 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:
2008/2009Sat 27 SepNewcastle Utd.1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. The Rovers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

Newcastle Utd.'s away form is none too clever either, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Magpies's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 5 goals for and 4 against.

Blackburn R. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premier League with a return of just 18 points from their 20 games thus far. Newcastle Utd. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 23 points from their 21 games played so far,

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.6222788
Newcastle Utd.61236115

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 R.. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Unbeaten run of 4 matches.
Newcastle Utd. Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.