Blackburn Rovers Match Preview

By Brian Cartlidge
Last updated : 20 November 2004

Barclays Premiership
Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City
21st November 2004 at 16:05
Preview Analysis




History of the Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City fixture


The Blues face Blackburn Rovers on Sunday afternoon needing to turn around their fortunes at Ewood Park. They will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 32 and win only 8 of the 50 games they've played at the ground.

match report
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in May 2004, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premiership match.


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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 15 MayBlackburn R.1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2003/2004Sat 03 JanBirmingham C.4 - 0Blackburn R.FAC
2003/2004Sat 06 DecBirmingham C.0 - 4Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Sat 18 JanBlackburn R.1 - 1Birmingham C.PREM
2002/2003Sat 24 AugBirmingham C.0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2000/2001Wed 14 MarBirmingham C.0 - 2Blackburn R.CHMP
2000/2001Tue 26 DecBlackburn R.2 - 1Birmingham C.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost only 1 of their last six games on home soil, but have drawn 4 of them. While Rovers have scored 9, a worringly large 12 have been leaked at the other end.

The Blues have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. Only 4 goals have been registered in this time, with 5 leaked at the wrong end.

Blackburn are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 9 points from their 13 games thus far. Blues also find themselves down at the wrong end of the table in 15th position having picked up 12 points from their 13 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFA
Blackburn Rovers6042614
Birmingham City612313

STB prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for the Blues as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning three points from the game against Blackburn. Away win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn RoversFailed to win in previous 4 home matches.
Drawn each of their last 3 games.
Not won in the 8 most recent games.
Birmingham CityUndefeated in last 3 away games.
Last drawn game 5 outings ago.

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