FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland 18 Oct 2010

Last updated : 17 October 2010 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Sunderland fixture

Sunderland face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Monday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 70 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 17 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 34 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2009, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2 - 2 draw in a Premier League match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2009/2010Mon 28 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2SunderlandPREM
2009/2010Sat 22 AugSunderland2 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Wed 04 FebBlackburn R.2 - 1SunderlandFAC
2008/2009Sat 24 JanSunderland0 - 0Blackburn R.FAC
2008/2009Fri 26 DecSunderland0 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2008/2009Sat 15 NovBlackburn R.1 - 2SunderlandPREM
2008/2009Wed 12 NovSunderland1 - 2Blackburn R.LGEC

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 10 to 8.

Sunderland have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. Only 5 goals have been registered in this time, with 7 leaked at the wrong end.

Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 7 matches. Sunderland find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 8 points from their 7 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Sunderland on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Blackburn R.. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
Sunderland Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 4 away matches.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 5 most recent games.