FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 09 January 2004 By Footymad Previewer
History of the Blackburn Rovers v Bolton Wanderers fixture

Bolton Wdrs. face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Trotters will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them ending up on the losing side in more than half of the games played between the two.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in April 2003, when they played out a goalless draw in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 23 AugBolton Wdrs.2 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2002/2003Mon 21 AprBlackburn R.0 - 0Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2002/2003Sat 07 DecBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Sat 02 MarBolton Wdrs.1 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Wed 19 SepBlackburn R.1 - 1Bolton Wdrs.PREM
2000/2001Wed 07 MarBlackburn R.3 - 0Bolton Wdrs.FAC
2000/2001Fri 23 FebBolton Wdrs.1 - 4Blackburn R.LD1

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, The Rovers's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 10.

The Trotters have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occassions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Trotters's have a narrow positive goal difference over these games, with 10 goals for and 9 against.

Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 20 matches. Bolton Wdrs. see themselves just below half way in the Barclaycard Premiership, showing a record of 23 points from their 20 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.6213797
Bolton Wdrs.6231889

FootyMad's prediction ...

Bolton Wdrs. are not doing too bad on their travels, and I think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Blackburn R.. Away win

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