FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 02 December 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Everton fixture

Everton face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Blues will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 38 and win only 17 of the 69 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2004, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sun 06 MarEverton0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 18 DecBlackburn R.0 - 0EvertonPREM
2003/2004Sat 24 AprEverton0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Mon 10 NovBlackburn R.2 - 1EvertonPREM
2002/2003Sat 14 DecEverton2 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sun 17 NovBlackburn R.0 - 1EvertonPREM
2001/2002Sun 28 AprEverton1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have an excellent home record, winning five and losing just one of the last six games. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 14 goals for the Rovers, with 5 goals against.

In complete contrast to Blackburn R., Everton are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. Blues have conceded 15 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 18 points from their 14 games played so far, Everton are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 13 points from 13 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 Blues have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Won 5 successive home games.
7 games since last home draw.
Everton 16 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 6 outings ago.