FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 17th April 2009
The game between Stoke City and Blackburn Rovers in the Premier League on Saturday, 18th April 2009 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Stoke City play host to Blackburn Rovers at Britannia Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Potters are clearly on top, winning 54.76% of the games played between the two.
The last time the two teams met at Stoke City was well over fifteen years ago, back in April 1990, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Potters in a Second Division match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2008/2009||Sat 20 Dec||Blackburn R.||3 - 0||Stoke City||PREM|
|1989/1990||Sat 21 Apr||Stoke City||0-1||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1989/1990||Sat 27 Jan||Blackburn R.||3 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Mon 02 Jan||Blackburn R.||4 - 3||Stoke City||CHMP|
|1988/1989||Sat 10 Sep||Stoke City||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 05 Mar||Stoke City||2 - 1||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|1987/1988||Sat 17 Oct||Blackburn R.||2 - 0||Stoke City||CHMP|
Recent respective form guides
Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six home games, but have drawn three of them. These games have seen the Potters score just 7 goals, though they have conceded 3.
Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Rovers have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Stoke City see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 36 points from their 32 games played so far, Blackburn R. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 34 points from 32 matches.
For a detailed analysis of team form guides throughout the leagues, click here
|Current form guides:||P||W||D||L||F||A||P|
FootyMad's prediction ...
The match against Blackburn R. is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Potters in a close run game. Home Win
|Stoke City||Unbeaten in the last 6 home games.|
Unbeaten run of 3 matches.
|Blackburn R.||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.