FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Preston North End 22 Jan 2011

Last updated : 21 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Preston North End fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Preston North End at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, looking to continue an impressive record. The Boro are clearly on top, having won 24 and lost only 9 of the 43 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in March 2010, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 2-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 28 DecPreston N.E.1 - 3MiddlesbroughCHMP
2009/2010Tue 23 MarMiddlesbrough2-0Preston N.E.CHMP
2009/2010Sat 24 OctPreston N.E.2 - 2MiddlesbroughCHMP
2005/2006Sun 19 FebPreston N.E.0 - 2MiddlesbroughFAC
1986/1987Sat 10 JanMiddlesbrough0 - 1Preston N.E.FAC
1973/1974Sat 27 AprPreston N.E.2 - 4MiddlesbroughCHMP
1973/1974Tue 11 DecMiddlesbrough3 - 0Preston N.E.CHMP

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough are not in the best of form at home, with two wins, two draws, and two defeats in their last six. A generous 7 goals have been both scored and conceded in this period.

The away form of Preston N.E. is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. North End have conceded 10 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Middlesbrough are currently lying in 19th place in Npower Championship having mustered a points tally of 29 from their 26 matches played. Preston N.E. find themselves stuck right at the bottom of the division. Their 25 games have yielded only 20 points.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Preston N.E.6114594

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 Preston N.E. in this game. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Unbeaten in the last 3 home games.
Preston N.E. Not won in previous 6 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.