FM Preview: Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe United 01 Feb 2011

Last updated : 31 January 2011 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Scunthorpe United fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Scunthorpe United at Riverside Stadium on Tuesday evening, with high hopes of improving on their excellent record against the opposition, having managed to conjure up a win from 6 of the previous 8 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was just last season, in December 2009, with Middlesbrough running out comfortable 3-0 winners in a Championship match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2010/2011Tue 09 NovScunthorpe U.0 - 2MiddlesbroughCHMP
2009/2010Sat 26 DecMiddlesbrough3-0Scunthorpe U.CHMP
2009/2010Tue 18 AugScunthorpe U.0 - 2MiddlesbroughCHMP
1966/1967Sat 21 JanMiddlesbrough2 - 1Scunthorpe U.LGE1
1966/1967Sat 17 SepScunthorpe U.3 - 2MiddlesbroughLGE1
1963/1964Sat 28 MarMiddlesbrough2 - 0Scunthorpe U.CHMP
1963/1964Sat 19 OctScunthorpe U.1 - 0MiddlesbroughCHMP

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have collected 2 wins and 3 draws from their last six home matches. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 7 to 6.

Scunthorpe U. have an average recent record on the road, winning 2 of the last six, but losing the other 4. While the Iron have hit 5 goals, 13 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 30 points from 27 matches. Scunthorpe U. are stuck down in the relegation zone of Npower Championship with a return of just 24 points from their 25 games thus far.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
Scunthorpe U.61144144

FootyMad's prediction ...

Its a close one to call, but I think that Boro's reasonable showing at home is going to see them scrape past Scunthorpe U.. Home Win

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Drawn last 2 games at home.
Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Scunthorpe U. Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
No win in the 5 most recent games.