FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace 27 Apr 2013

Last updated : 26 April 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Blackburn Rovers v Crystal Palace fixture

Crystal Palace travel to take on Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Eagles will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 12 and win only 5 of the 21 games.

The last time the two teams met at Blackburn Rovers was back in April 2005, over five years ago, the Rovers carving out a narrow 1-0 victory in a Premiership match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 03 Nov Crystal Palace 2 - 0 Blackburn R. Championship
2004/2005 Wed 20 Apr Blackburn R. 1-0 Crystal Palace Premiership
2004/2005 Sat 11 Dec Crystal Palace 0 - 0 Blackburn R. Premiership
2000/2001 Fri 22 Dec Crystal Palace 2 - 3 Blackburn R. League Division One
2000/2001 Sat 12 Aug Blackburn R. 2 - 0 Crystal Palace League Division One
1999/2000 Sat 29 Apr Crystal Palace 2 - 1 Blackburn R. League Division One
1999/2000 Wed 20 Oct Blackburn R. 1 - 1 Crystal Palace League Division One

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Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers 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, 7 to 5.

The away form of Crystal Palace is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. Eagles have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Blackburn Rovers see themselves just below half way in the npower Championship, showing a record of 56 points from their 44 games played so far,

Crystal Palace's total of 67 points from their 43 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Blackburn Rovers 6 3 0 3 7 11 9
Crystal Palace 6 0 2 4 2 13 2

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rovers, as the Eagles have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Blackburn Rovers Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Not drawn a match in their last 6 .
Crystal Palace Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
No win in the 7 most recent games.

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