FM Preview: Blackpool v Middlesbrough 02 Jan 2012

Last updated : 01 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Blackpool v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Blackpool at Bloomfield Road on Monday afternoon, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 29 games played, Boro have recorded 7 wins, and Blackpool have come away with 12 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was was two seasons ago, in February 2010, with Blackpool running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 19 Nov Middlesbrough 2 - 2 Blackpool Championship
2009/2010 Tue 16 Feb Blackpool 2-0 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Tue 08 Dec Middlesbrough 0 - 3 Blackpool Championship
1986/1987 Sat 21 Mar Blackpool 0 - 1 Middlesbrough Third Division
1986/1987 Sat 15 Nov Middlesbrough 3 - 0 Blackpool F.A. Cup
1986/1987 Sat 11 Oct Middlesbrough 1 - 3 Blackpool Third Division
1973/1974 Sat 09 Feb Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Blackpool Second Division

For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here

Recent respective form guides

Blackpool have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 5.

The Boro have had a decent run of form away from home recently, coming away with three points on 3 occasions, but drawing 1 and losing 2. The Boro's have scored 8 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 9.

Blackpool's 35 points from 24 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 9th position.

Middlesbrough are holding the final promotion place in the npower Championship, and have accumulated 45 points from the 24 games they have played so far.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Blackpool 6 2 2 2 6 8 8
Middlesbrough 6 4 1 1 7 5 13

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FootyMad's prediction ...

Middlesbrough are not doing too bad on their travels, and we think they should continue by carving out a narrow victory at Blackpool. Away win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Blackpool Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Middlesbrough Undefeated in last 4 away games.
6 games since last defeat.

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