FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 16 March 2007 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v West Ham United fixture

West Ham Utd. face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park at tea-time on Saturday, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 29 and win only 11 of the 47 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in December 2005, as the Rovers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sun 29 OctWest Ham Utd.2 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 28 JanWest Ham Utd.4 - 2Blackburn R.FAC
2005/2006Sat 10 DecBlackburn R.3 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2005/2006Sat 13 AugWest Ham Utd.3 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Wed 29 JanWest Ham Utd.2 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 28 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
2001/2002Sat 02 FebWest Ham Utd.2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 8 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 3 conceded.

In complete contrast to Blackburn R., West Ham Utd. are having a torrid time on their travels, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Hammers have conceded 17 goals in these games, and only hit 2 in reply.

Blackburn R.'s 40 points from 29 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position. West Ham Utd. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 29 games have yielded only 20 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.64208114
West Ham Utd.60064130

FootyMad's prediction ...

Hammers are in poor form away, and the FootyMad team are afraid to say this game can be passed over as a comfortable defeat against Blackburn R.. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Won 3 successive home games.
4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
West Ham Utd. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 17 away matches.
An overall losing run of 6 games.
No win in the 8 most recent games.