FootyMAD's Middlesbrough match preview
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Friday, 24th October 2008
FootyMad attempt to assist you with their form guide as Blackburn Rovers take on Middlesbrough in a Premier League match on Saturday, 25th October 2008 at 17:30.
Blackburn R. prepare to entertain Middlesbrough at Ewood Park at tea-time on Saturday, looking to continue an impressive record. The Rovers are clearly on top, having won 33 and lost only 11 of the 61 games.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Ewood Park was less than a year ago, in January 2008, where the two sides shared the spoils courtesy of a 1-1 final scoreline in a Premier League match.
For a detailed analysis of the head-to-head between the two sides, click here
|Recent encounters between the teams:|
|2007/2008||Sat 19 Jan||Blackburn R.||1-1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2007/2008||Sat 11 Aug||Middlesbrough||1 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 30 Dec||Blackburn R.||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2006/2007||Sat 23 Sep||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Sat 18 Mar||Blackburn R.||3 - 2||Middlesbrough||PREM|
|2005/2006||Mon 26 Dec||Middlesbrough||0 - 2||Blackburn R.||PREM|
|2005/2006||Wed 21 Dec||Middlesbrough||0 - 1||Blackburn R.||LGEC|
Recent respective form guides
Blackburn Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The Rovers's have scored 7 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 8.
The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Boro have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Blackburn R.'s 11 points from 8 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position. Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premier League, showing a record of 9 points from their 8 games played so far,
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 ...
Its a close one to call, but I think that Rovers's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Middlesbrough. Home Win
|Blackburn R.||6 games since last home draw.|
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
|Middlesbrough||7 games since last away draw.|
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.