FM Preview: Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa 21 Nov 2010

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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa fixture

Aston Villa face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Sunday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Villans 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 January 2010, with Aston Villa inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Rovers in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Wed 22 SepAston Villa3 - 1Blackburn R.LGEC
2009/2010Sun 09 MayAston Villa0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2009/2010Wed 20 JanAston Villa6 - 4Blackburn R.LGEC
2009/2010Thu 14 JanBlackburn R.0 - 1Aston VillaLGEC
2009/2010Sat 02 JanAston Villa3 - 1Blackburn R.FAC
2009/2010Sat 26 SepBlackburn R.2 - 1Aston VillaPREM
2008/2009Sat 07 FebBlackburn R.0 - 2Aston VillaPREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 8 to 7.

The away form of Aston Villa is pretty dire, accumulating just 1 victory and 1 draw from their last six played. While the Villans have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 15 points from their 13 matches. Aston Villa lie just outside the playoff positions in the Barclays Premier League, picking up 17 from their 13 games so far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.62138107
Aston Villa6231879

FootyMad's prediction ...

Not a lot has been going right generally for Aston Villa on their travels as of late, but I can certainly see them gleaning a point from their game against Blackburn R.. No-score draw

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Not drawn a match in their last 5 .
Aston Villa Not won in previous 3 away matches.
6 games since last defeat.