FootyMAD's Blackburn Rovers match preview

Last updated : 29 December 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 32 and win only 11 of the 59 games.

The most recent encounter between these two sides was less than a year ago, in March 2006, as the Rovers edged out their past their rivals by a score of 3 - 2 in a Premiership match.

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Recent encounters between the teams:
2006/2007Sat 23 SepMiddlesbrough0 - 1Blackburn R.PREM
2005/2006Sat 18 MarBlackburn R.3 - 2MiddlesbroughPREM
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

Recent respective form guides

Blackburn Rovers have only performed averagely at home, winning 3 and losing 2 of their last six. The goals for column just outweighs the goals against over this period, 6 to 5.

The away form of Middlesbrough is pretty dire, managing a paltry 2 draws from the last six matches. Boro have conceded 8 goals in these games, and only hit 3 in reply.

Blackburn R. find themselves struggling down in 15th position in the league having picked up 22 points from their 19 matches. Middlesbrough are hovering perilously just above the relegation zone, with 21 points from 20 matches.

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

FootyMad see this game edging towards a narrow win for the Rovers, as the Boro have been none too clever on the road in recent matches. Home win

Sequence statistics:
Blackburn R. 5 games since last home draw.
Not drawn a match in their last 7 .
Middlesbrough Not won in previous 15 away matches.