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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 Wednesday evening, 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 April 2007, with Aston Villa inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 07 AprBlackburn R.1 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2006/2007Sun 05 NovAston Villa2 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 11 MarBlackburn R.2 - 0Aston VillaPREM
2005/2006Sat 27 AugAston Villa1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 01 JanAston Villa1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 02 OctBlackburn R.2 - 2Aston VillaPREM
2003/2004Sat 20 MarAston Villa0 - 2Blackburn R.PREM

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. A total of 11 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 5 conceded.

The Villans have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Those games have seen the Villans pummel 15 goals, and let in 7.

Blackburn R.'s 23 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Aston Villa's 24 points from 13 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 7th position.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Blackburn R.632110811
Aston Villa641110613

FootyMad's prediction ...

An interesting game for the Villans to play at the moment, and one from which I believe will see Aston Villa take away one point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Unbeaten in the last 5 home games.
Not won in the 3 most recent games.
Aston Villa Undefeated in last 4 away games.
Won each of the previous 3 matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.