FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview

Last updated : 22 September 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Blackburn R. face a trip to Middlesbrough at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 58 games played, Rovers have recorded 21 wins, and Middlesbrough have come away with 25 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in December 2005, as the visitors ran out cosy 0 - 2 winners in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Sat 18 MarBlackburn R.3 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2005/2006Mon 26 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Wed 21 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 1Blackburn R.LGEC
2004/2005Sat 05 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2004/2005Sat 16 OctBlackburn R.0 - 4MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 07 FebMiddlesbrough0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Fri 26 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have had an average home run of late, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Boro's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, collecting 1 win and 3 draws from the last six played. The Rovers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 14th position in the league having picked up 5 points from their 5 matches. Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 5 points from their 5 games played so far,

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Blackburn R. are in a sorry state of late on their travels, though the Mad panel can see them coming away from Riverside Stadium with a well-deserved point. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Been beaten in each of their previous 2 home matches.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Blackburn R. Previous 2 away games have finished all-square.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
4 games since last defeat.