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:|
|2008/2009||Sat 27 Sep||Newcastle Utd.||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Mar||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 01 Dec||Blackburn R.||3 - 1||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 05 May||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 09 Dec||Blackburn R.||1 - 3||Newcastle Utd.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 21 Jan||Newcastle Utd.||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sun 18 Sep||Blackburn R.||0 - 3||Newcastle 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,
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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 R.. Away win
|Blackburn R.||Unbeaten run of 4 matches.|
|Newcastle Utd.||Not won in previous 2 away matches.|
No win in the 5 most recent games.