Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 27 February 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Blackburn Rovers v Southampton fixture

Southampton face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, and have come away with little in previous meetings, having been beaten a depressing 14 out of 21 times.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in February 2003, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1 - 0 victory in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 25 OctSouthampton2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 08 FebBlackburn R.1 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2002/2003Sat 09 NovSouthampton1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Mon 01 AprBlackburn R.2 - 0SouthamptonPREM
2001/2002Sat 03 NovSouthampton1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
1998/1999Sat 17 AprSouthampton3 - 3Blackburn R.PREM
1998/1999Sat 21 NovBlackburn R.0 - 2SouthamptonPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers's poor home run has seen them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While Rovers have scored 9, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The away form of Southampton is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Saints have hit 5 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 27 points from their 26 matches. Southampton see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 32 points from their 26 games played so far,

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

Not a lot has been going right generally for Southampton on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Blackburn R.. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R.Failed to win in previous 5 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
SouthamptonLost each of the previous 5 away matches.
Not won in previous 5 away matches.
No win in the 4 most recent games.