FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 08 December 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 on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Hammers 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 most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2007, with West Ham Utd. inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 17 MarBlackburn R.1 - 2West Ham Utd.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

West Ham Utd. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. The Hammers's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 8 goals for and 6 against.

Blackburn R.'s 26 points from 15 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position. West Ham Utd.'s 19 points from 14 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 10th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.62227108
West Ham Utd.6231949

FootyMad's prediction ...

This promises to be an excellent test for the in-form Hammers, but one which I believe will end in stalemate. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. No sequences of note
West Ham Utd. 4 games since last away draw.
No win in the 2 most recent games.