Each day our exclusive MATCH OF THE DAQ service previews the big match of the day – usually a televised game.

As well as the preview we also bring you the head to head records of the two teams as well as a recommended bet on BETDAQ for the match.

Blackburn v Arsenal
Premier League
KO 12:45, Sky Sports 2


(Max last 10 only)
02 Apr 2011 Premier League Arsenal 0-0 Blackburn         
28 Aug 2010 Premier League Blackburn 1-2 Arsenal         
03 May 2010 Premier League Blackburn 2-1 Arsenal        
04 Oct 2009 Premier League Arsenal 6-2 Blackburn          
14 Mar 2009 Premier League Arsenal 4-0 Blackburn        
13 Sep 2008 Premier League Blackburn 0-4 Arsenal         
11 Feb 2008 Premier League Arsenal 2-0 Blackburn         
18 Dec 2007 Carling Cup Blackburn 2-3 Arsenal  
19 Aug 2007 Premier League Blackburn 1-1 Arsenal         
28 Feb 2007 FA Cup Blackburn 1-0 Arsenal


These two teams have endured a similar start to the season, but any similarities between their campaigns are likely to end pretty soon.

Arsene Wenger can look onwards and upwards after a disastrous summer, while the only place Steve Kean will be looking is over his shoulder.

Blackburn fans are down in the dumps at the moment and they are unlikely to be much cheerier come 2.30pm on Saturday. Rovers have taken just a single point from their opening four league games and the Gunners can be pretty confident of keeping them on that lowly total.

Wenger has had the chance to bed down his side now and although it might not be his dream team at the moment, it is still a far superior one to their hosts.

A simple bet on Arsenal to win at a decent price is the way to go here.

RECOMMENDATION: (1-10 points)

Arsenal at around 1.91: 6 points
Friday’s Return: +4.64 points