FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Burnley 14 Jan 2012

Last updated : 13 January 2012 By Footymad Previewer

Footymad preview History of the Middlesbrough v Burnley fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Burnley at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 14 and lost only 4 of the 27 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in September 2010, the Boro carving out a narrow 2-1 victory in a Championship match.

Recent encounters between the teams

Season Date Team Result Team Comp
2011/2012 Sat 10 Sep Burnley 0 - 2 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Tue 19 Apr Burnley 3 - 1 Middlesbrough Championship
2010/2011 Tue 14 Sep Middlesbrough 2-1 Burnley Championship
1994/1995 Sun 18 Dec Burnley 0 - 3 Middlesbrough League Division One
1994/1995 Sat 13 Aug Middlesbrough 2 - 0 Burnley League Division One
1982/1983 Mon 03 Jan Burnley 1 - 1 Middlesbrough Second Division
1982/1983 Tue 26 Oct Middlesbrough 1 - 1 Burnley League Cup

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Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough 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, 6 to 5.

Burnley have an average recent record on the road, winning and losing 3 each of the last six games. The Clarets's have scored 9 goals in these games, but conceded an alarming 11.

Middlesbrough are just outside the promotion places, in 4th, having taken 45 points from 25 games.

Burnley's 36 points from 25 games sees them lie inside the top half of the table, in 11th position.

Current overall team form

Team P W D L F A P
Middlesbrough 6 4 1 1 7 6 13
Burnley 6 3 0 3 7 7 9

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FootyMad's prediction ...

The match against Burnley is certainly an interesting one with me deciding its going to end up with a victory for the Boro in a close run game. Home Win

Sequence statistics

Team Sequences
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 4 home games.
Burnley Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.

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