FM Preview: Leicester City v Middlesbrough 18 Jan 2013

Last updated : 17 January 2013 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Leicester City v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Leicester City at Filbert Way on Friday evening, hoping to improve upon an average previous return from this fixture. Of the 40 games played, Boro have recorded 9 wins, and Leicester City have come away with 17 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Filbert Way was less than a year ago, in February 2012, where the two teams cancelled each other out in an enthralling 2-2 draw in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2012/2013 Sat 29 Sep Middlesbrough 1 - 2 Leicester City Championship
2011/2012 Wed 01 Feb Leicester City 2-2 Middlesbrough Championship
2011/2012 Wed 28 Sep Middlesbrough 0 - 0 Leicester City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 02 Apr Middlesbrough 3 - 3 Leicester City Championship
2010/2011 Sat 14 Aug Leicester City 0 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Sun 02 May Leicester City 2 - 0 Middlesbrough Championship
2009/2010 Tue 29 Sep Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Leicester City Championship

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

Recent respective form guides

Leicester City have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. In this time, Foxes have rattled up an impressive 20 goals, and conceded 5.

In complete contrast to Leicester City, Middlesbrough are having a torrid time on their travels, chalking up just 1 victory, with 5 defeats, from the last six. While the Boro have hit 7 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Leicester City are just outside the promotion places, in 3rd, having taken 47 points from 27 games.

Middlesbrough's total of 47 points from their 27 games sees them sitting in the playoff places in npower Championship.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Leicester City 6 4 1 1 13 2 13
Middlesbrough 6 3 0 3 12 10 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Foxes, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Leicester City 4 games since last home draw.
Won their latest 4 matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 4 .
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 3 away matches.
Not won in previous 3 away matches.
Last drawn game 15 outings ago.

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