FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 17th September 2004
The game between Blackburn Rovers and Portsmouth in the Premiership on Saturday 18th September 2004 at 15:00 takes centre stage for FootyMad's preview analysis.
Portsmouth face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Pompey will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 21 and win only 7 of the 38 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2004, with Portsmouth inflicting a narrow 1 - 2 defeat upon the Rovers in a Premiership match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2003/2004||Sat 27 Mar||Blackburn R.||1 - 2||Portsmouth||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 20 Sep||Portsmouth||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2000/2001||Sun 29 Apr||Blackburn R.||3 - 1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Sat 11 Nov||Portsmouth||2 - 2||Blackburn R.||CHMP|
|2000/2001||Tue 26 Sep||Portsmouth||1 - 1||Blackburn R.||LC|
|2000/2001||Tue 19 Sep||Blackburn R.||4 - 0||Portsmouth||LC|
|1999/2000||Sat 15 Apr||Blackburn R.||1 - 1||Portsmouth||CHMP|
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, 6 to 5.
Portsmouth have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Pompey have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Blackburn R. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Barclays Premiership with a return of just 2 points from their 5 games thus far. Portsmouth's 7 points from 4 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.
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 away form of the Pompey has not been the best, though the Footymad panel sees them pulling off a narrow win on their visit to Blackburn R.. Away win
|Blackburn R.||Drawn last 3 games at home.|
Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not won in the 7 most recent games.
|Portsmouth||Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.|
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
Last drawn game 4 outings ago.