FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Doncaster Rovers 17 Apr 2012
By Footymad Previewer
Updated Monday, 16th April 2012
This week FootyMad's match preview focuses on the game between Middlesbrough and Doncaster Rovers at 19:45 on 17th April 2012 in the Championship.
History of the Middlesbrough v Doncaster Rovers fixture
Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Doncaster Rovers at Riverside Stadium on Tuesday evening, aiming to maintain a near-perfect record against their opponents. The Boro have won 10 of the 11 matches the two teams have contested.
The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in May 2011, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.
Recent encounters between the teams
|2011/2012||Tue 01 Nov||Doncaster Rvs.||1 - 3||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2010/2011||Sat 07 May||Middlesbrough||3-0||Doncaster Rvs.||Championship|
|2010/2011||Fri 17 Dec||Doncaster Rvs.||2 - 1||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2009/2010||Tue 26 Jan||Doncaster Rvs.||1 - 4||Middlesbrough||Championship|
|2009/2010||Sat 22 Aug||Middlesbrough||2 - 0||Doncaster Rvs.||Championship|
|1986/1987||Sat 09 May||Doncaster Rvs.||0 - 2||Middlesbrough||Third Division|
|1986/1987||Sat 13 Dec||Middlesbrough||1 - 0||Doncaster Rvs.||Third Division|
For a detailed analysis of the complete head-to-head record between the two sides, click here
Recent respective form guides
Middlesbrough have managed to pick up just two wins from their last six home games, losing three, While Boro have scored 5, a worringly large 8 have been leaked at the other end.
Doncaster Rovers have an average recent record on the road, seeing them win just 1 and draw 2 of the last six. While the Rovers have hit 6 goals, 12 have hit the back of the wrong net.
Middlesbrough lie just outside the playoff positions in the npower Championship, picking up 66 points from their 43 games so far.
Doncaster Rovers find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 43 games have yielded only 32 points.
Current overall team form
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FootyMad's prediction ...
Middlesbrough are not exactly setting the world alight at Riverside Stadium at the moment, but your FootyMad team are quietly confident that they can ease past Doncaster Rovers in this game. Home Win
|Middlesbrough||Failed to win in previous 3 home matches.
Not drawn a match in their last 3 .
|Doncaster Rovers||Not won in previous 4 away matches.
An overall losing run of 4 games.
No win in the 10 most recent games.
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