FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 25 December 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 Monday afternoon, and hold the advantage on previous meetings between the two. Of the 57 games played, Boro have recorded 25 wins, and Blackburn R. have come away with 20 victories.

The most recent encounter between these two sides at Riverside Stadium was earlier this season, with Blackburn R. inflicting a narrow 0-1 defeat upon the Boro in a League Cup match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Wed 21 DecMiddlesbrough0-1Blackburn R.LGEC
2004/2005Sat 05 FebMiddlesbrough1 - 0Blackburn R.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Middlesbrough have been playing quite well at home, winning 3, drawing 2, and losing just 1. A total of 12 goals have been scored by the Boro in those games, with 9 conceded.

Blackburn R. have an average recent record on the road, picking up two good wins, but losing three, from the last six. While the Rovers have hit 7 goals, 11 have hit the back of the wrong net.

Middlesbrough see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 20 points from their 17 games played so far, Blackburn R. see themselves just below half way in the Barclays Premiership, showing a record of 21 points from their 17 games played so far,

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

This is certainly an intriguing match for the Boro, and one in which the FootyMad team are tentatively suggesting a drawn game. Score draw

Sequence statistics:
Middlesbrough Failed to win in previous 2 home matches.
Not won in the 2 most recent games.
Blackburn R. 5 games since last away draw.
Last drawn game 7 outings ago.