FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 20 August 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Southampton v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Southampton prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at St. Marys at lunchtime on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Saints are clearly on top, winning 14 and drawing 6 of the 22 games played.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at St. Marys was less than a year ago, in October 2003, with Southampton running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 28 FebBlackburn R.1 - 1SouthamptonPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Southampton have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 11 to 9.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Rovers's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Southampton are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 0 points from their 1 games thus far. Blackburn R.'s 1 points from 1 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 8th position.

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

Southampton are not in a rich vein of form at the moment, and your Madmen see things getting no better with Blackburn R. running out comfortable winners. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Southampton Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 6 most recent games.
Blackburn R. 8 games since last away draw.
Drawn each of the last 2 games.
No win in the 3 most recent games.