FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 01 January 2008 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 Wednesday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 65 games played, The Black Cats have recorded 16 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 31 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2006, with Blackburn R. running out comfortable 2 - 0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2007/2008Sat 29 SepSunderland1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 25 MarSunderland0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Wed 15 FebBlackburn R.2 - 0SunderlandPREM
2002/2003Wed 05 FebSunderland2 - 2Blackburn R.FAC
2002/2003Sat 25 JanBlackburn R.3 - 3SunderlandFAC
2002/2003Sat 11 JanSunderland0 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 17 AugBlackburn R.0 - 0SunderlandPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers's dreadful home form has resulted in just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While Rovers have scored 5, a worringly large 10 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Sunderland is pretty dire, losing every single one of the last six matches played! While the The Black Cats have hit 5 goals, 18 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R.'s 30 points from 20 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Sunderland are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 17 points from 20 matches.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rovers, as the The Black Cats have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Been beaten in each of their previous 3 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Sunderland Lost each of the previous 6 away matches.
Not won in previous 11 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.