Blackburn R. face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 57 games played, Rovers have recorded 20 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 25 victories.
The most recent encounter between these two sides was earlier this season, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 0 - 1 defeat upon the Boro in a League Cup match.
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|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2005/2006||Wed 21 Dec||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||LGEC|
|2004/2005||Sat 05 Feb||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2004/2005||Sat 16 Oct||Blackburn R.||0 - 4||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2003/2004||Sat 07 Feb||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2003/2004||Fri 26 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Wed 01 Jan||Blackburn R.||1 - 0||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2002/2003||Sat 31 Aug||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Blackburn R.||PREM|
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 9 conceded.
Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 20 points from their 17 games played so far, Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 21 points from their 17 games played so far,
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FootyMad's prediction ...
With Blackburn R. only showing average form on the road, Footymad are of the opinion a draw at Riverside Stadium will be a good result. Score draw
|Middlesbrough||Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Blackburn R.||5 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.