FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 04 February 2005 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Middlesbrough v Blackburn Rovers fixture

Middlesbrough prepare to entertain Blackburn Rovers at Riverside Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 55 games played, Boro have recorded 24 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 19 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was less than a year ago, in February 2004, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Boro in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2004/2005Sat 16 OctBlackburn R.0 - 4MiddlesbroughPREM
2003/2004Sat 07 FebMiddlesbrough0-1Blackburn R.PREM
2003/2004Fri 26 DecBlackburn R.2 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Wed 01 JanBlackburn R.1 - 0MiddlesbroughPREM
2002/2003Sat 31 AugMiddlesbrough1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Sat 20 AprMiddlesbrough1 - 3Blackburn R.PREM
2001/2002Sat 16 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 0Blackburn R.FAC

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have lost just once in their last six home games, winning four and drawing the other one. These high-scoring games have yielded a total of 12 goals for the Boro, with 5 goals against.

The Rovers have had a decent run of form away from home recently, with 3 victories and just 1 loss from the last six. Just 5 goals have scored in these games, though to be fair only a measly 2 have been let in at the wrong end.

Middlesbrough find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 37 points they have accumulated from 25 games. Blackburn R. are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 25 points from 25 matches.

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Current form guides:PWDLFAP
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FootyMad's prediction ...

Boro are in a rich vein of form at home as of late, but the one that FootyMad has marked this down as one of their banker draws, taking into account the quality of the opposition. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Latest 2 games ended in defeat.
Not won in the 4 most recent games.
Blackburn R. Last drawn game 6 outings ago.