FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

History of the Blackburn Rovers v Portsmouth fixture

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.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2003/2004Sat 27 MarBlackburn R.1 - 2PortsmouthPREM
2003/2004Sat 20 SepPortsmouth1 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2000/2001Sun 29 AprBlackburn R.3 - 1PortsmouthCHMP
2000/2001Sat 11 NovPortsmouth2 - 2Blackburn R.CHMP
2000/2001Tue 26 SepPortsmouth1 - 1Blackburn R.LC
2000/2001Tue 19 SepBlackburn R.4 - 0PortsmouthLC
1999/2000Sat 15 AprBlackburn R.1 - 1PortsmouthCHMP

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.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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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

Sequence statistics:
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.