FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 17 March 2006 By Footymad Previewer
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History of the Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough fixture

Middlesbrough face a trip to Blackburn Rovers at Ewood Park on Saturday afternoon, needing to turn around their fortunes at the ground. The Boro will be hoping to improve upon a record which has seen them lose 31 and win only 11 of the 58 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was just last season, in October 2004, where Middlesbrough annihilated the Boro 0 - 4 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2005/2006Mon 26 DecMiddlesbrough0 - 2Blackburn R.PREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers are in decent form at home, having won four and drawn two of their last six games, A total of 10 goals have been scored by the Rovers in those games, with 4 conceded.

Middlesbrough's away form is equally impressive, picking up four victories from the last six. The games have constituted a decent return of 11 goals for the Boro, and 5 goals against.

Blackburn R. find themselves in a respectable 6th position, courtesy of the 46 points they have accumulated from 29 games. Middlesbrough find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 34 points from their 28 matches.

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

The match against Blackburn R. is likely to be a very close encounter, but one that the Madmen sees going the way of the home team. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. Won 4 successive home games.
5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 10 .
Middlesbrough Lost each of the previous 2 away matches.
Not won in previous 2 away matches.
An overall losing run of 2 games.
No win in the 2 most recent games.