FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 02 February 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Sheffield United fixture

Sheff. Utd. travel to take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The The Blades will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The last time the two teams met at Blackburn R. was back in April 2001, over five years ago, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1 - 1 final scoreline in a League Division One match.

For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here

Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 09 SepSheff. Utd.0 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2000/2001Wed 04 AprBlackburn R.1 - 1Sheff. Utd.CHMP
2000/2001Fri 15 SepSheff. Utd.2 - 0Blackburn R.CHMP
1999/2000Sat 01 AprBlackburn R.5 - 0Sheff. Utd.CHMP
1999/2000Sun 19 DecSheff. Utd.2 - 1Blackburn R.CHMP
1993/1994Sat 15 JanSheff. Utd.1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
1993/1994Mon 18 OctBlackburn R.0 - 0Sheff. Utd.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers are showing reasonable home form, having won four and lost two from the last six played. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

Sheff. Utd. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the The Blades have hit 5 goals, 10 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 31 points from their 25 games played so far, Sheff. Utd. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 27 points from 25 matches.

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

Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.63031289
Sheff. Utd.62136107

FootyMad's prediction ...

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

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. 7 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 15 .
Sheff. Utd. Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.